Arc de Triomphe

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Arc de Triomphe
Front view of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris 23 February 2016.jpg
Ither namesArc de triomphe de l'Étoile
General information
KyndTriumphal Airch
Airchitectural styleNeoclassicism
Coordinates48°52′26″N 2°17′42″E / 48.8738°N 2.2950°E / 48.8738; 2.2950Coordinates: 48°52′26″N 2°17′42″E / 48.8738°N 2.2950°E / 48.8738; 2.2950
Biggin stairtit15 August 1806[1]
Inauguratit29 Julie 1836[2]
Hicht50 m (164 ft)
Dimensions
Ither sizesWide: 45 m (148 ft)
Deep: 22 m (72 ft)
Design an construction
AirchitectJean Chalgrin, Louis-Étienne Héricart de Thury

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is ane o the maist famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre o the Place Charles de Gaulle (oreeginally named Place de l'Étoile), at the wastren end o the Champs-Élysées.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Raymond, Gino (30 October 2008). Historical dictionary of France. Scarecrow Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-8108-5095-8. Retrieved 28 Julie 2011.
  2. Fleischmann, Hector (1914). An unknown son of Napoleon. John Lane company. p. 204. Retrieved 28 Julie 2011.
  3. The étoile ("star") is formed bi twelve radiatin avenues.