The Arc de Triomphe

Arc De Triomphe

  • Location: Paris, France

  • Absolute Location: Paris's latitude and longitude is 48ˇ 49' N 2ˇ 29' E

  • My Place is Famous for: It's arc like shape and where it was built. It is a large arc and people just think it is pretty amazing.

  • Description: It looks like an arc. It is tall and very large. Many people want to see it because it is an historical landmark.

  • Three Interesting Facts:

    1. The Arc de Triomphe is built on the model of ancient Triumphal Arches, but it stands alone because of its monumental size: 50 meters tall and 45 meters wide (164 by 148 feet). The four magnificent high reliefs are crowned by Rude's masterpiece, "The Departure of the Volunteers in 1792".

    2. L'Arc de Triomphe is the largest triumphal arch in the world.

    3. Here every Armistice Day (11 November) the President of the Republic lays a wreath. On 14 July - the French National Day (refered to as Bastille Day everywhere except in France) - a military parade down the Champs ElysŽes begins here. For important occasions of state, and national holidays, a huge French tricolor is unfurled and hung from the vaulted ceiling inside of the Arch.

  • Bibliography:

    1) Author unknown, cool archive. 2000. http://www.coolarchive.com/backgrounds.cfm

    2) Author unknown.Arc De Triomphe. 2000. http://www.paris-tourism.com/places/arctriomphe/index.html

    Created by: Brittany
    Date Created: October 16, 2001
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