• Arc de Triomphe, as seen from the front
    France,  Paris

    A Guide for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

    Last Updated: June 14th 2024. Paris, the city of love, has many famous landmarks and sights to see, such as Disneyland Paris. The Arc de Triomphe is definitely on everyone’s list. It’s a beautiful building to see, but what makes it unique is the perfect view you have from the top. Here’s all you need to know about this famous Parisian landmark. History of the Arc de Triomphe Napoleon commissioned the building of the Arc in January of 1806, after his victory on December 2nd at Austerlitz. Architect Jean-François Chalgrin designed the Arc. It took two years to lay the foundations, in 1810 at the inauguration of empress Marie Louise,…