Naturally after walking down Champs Elysees we ended up at Arc de Triomphe. From Champs Elysees avenue, we crossed over to the centre of the roundabout via an underground passage. Here you’ll find a counter to purchase ticket to go up the Arc de Triomphe. So, if you just want to view it from ground level, proceed to the stairs to go up. Do not join the queue of people purchasing the tickets.
The construction of the Arc de Triomphe was ordered by Napoleon, the French Emperor in 1806. He built it to honor of his French army at that time. The construction of Arc de Triomphe was completed in 1836, long after Napoleon’s death in 1821.
The busy Champs Elysees leading up to Arc de Triomphe.
Arc de Triomphe from the centre of Champs Eleysees.
The Arc from the sidewalk of Champs Elysees. See the people at the top? Yes, with a ticket you can go up. We didn’t.
View of the Arc nearer to the roundabout. Impossible to cross to the Arc, use the underground passage.
The majestic Arc de Triomphe.
The foot of Arc de Triomphe. There was a ceremony going on, no sure what.
View from Grande Armee avenue, the opposite side of Champs Elysees avenue.