Arc de Triomphe

Last Updated: 25th Mar 2014

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/mattyvcontiki">Matt Vernick</a>, Tour Manager, Europe</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>Commissioned by Napoleon almost 200 years ago as a tribute to his soldiers, the Arc De Triomphe, in the heart of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/paris">Paris</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/france">France</a>, is still today the most important war memorial to the French. The Arc resides in the middle of one of the biggest round-a-bout roads in the world with 12 of Paris&#8217; major streets, including the Champs Elysees, leading into the Place Charles De Gaulle and the Arc. In a city filled with amazing sights, monuments and structures, the Arc still stands out as one of the icons of not only the city, but the country of France.</p> <p>Climb the stairs to the top of the Arc for amazing views over the city.</p>