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Arc de Triomphe. By Megan Sandry . Description . Measurements 162 feet tall 150 feet wide 72 feet deep Location Center of the Place Charles de Gaulle Western end of Champs-Élysées. History . Commissioned by Napoleon in honor of the great Army Built between the years of 1806 to 1836

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Arc de triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

By Megan Sandry


Description

Description

  • Measurements

    • 162 feet tall

    • 150 feet wide

    • 72 feet deep

  • Location

    • Center of the Place Charles de Gaulle

    • Western end of Champs-Élysées


History

History

  • Commissioned by Napoleon in honor of the great Army

  • Built between the years of 1806 to 1836

    • Architect Chalgrin began the Arc in 1806.

    • After Chalgrin’s death, Joust continued the building process from1811-1814.

    • Work on the monument stopped after Napoleon was defeated.

    • In 1833, work on the monument began again with a new purpose.

    • Blouet is the architect who had the privilege of finishing the Arc.

  • Inaugurated on July 29, 1823


Attractions

Attractions

  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in honor of soldiers killed in World War l.

  • The eternal flame, which is still burning in honor of the unknown soldier. It was lit on November 11, 1923.

    • Relit every evening around 6:30


Materials

Materials

  • What is it made of?

    • It is made of stone.

  • Why did they choose this material?

    • It can withstand many weather conditions.

    • It does not damage easily.

    • Stone was common during that time period.


Fun facts

Fun Facts

  • A small plane could fly through the opening in the Arc because it is so wide.

  • It takes 248 steps to reach the top of the Arc from ground level.

  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier represents1,500,000 fallen soldiers.

  • The eternal flame is always lit by a family member of one of the fallen soldiers.


Bibliography

Bibliography

"Arc De Triomphe Paris - Paris Attractions - Arc De Triomphe." Arc De Triomphe Paris - Paris Attractions - Arc De Triomphe. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2013. <http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com/>.

Peterson, Perri. "Fun Facts - Arc De Triomphe." Fun Facts - Arc De Triomphe. Google Sites, 17 Feb. 2012. Web. 10 Oct. 2013. <https://sites.google.com/site/frenchproject2222/Announcements/funfacts>.

Sullivan, Mary Ann. "The Arc De Triomphe, Paris France." The Arc De Triomphe, Paris France. Bluffton, 2001. Web. 10 Oct. 2013. <http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/arctriomphe/arc.html>.


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