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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe - napoleon, monument, france, paris, arc de triomphe
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Napoleon I ordered the construction of the Arc de Triomphe to honor the Grande Armée which won the battle of Austerlitz in 1806.

The monument was designed by a French architect Jean Chalgrin, in 1806.

A wooden replica of the arch was constructed so Napoleon and his bride Marie Louise could enter Paris through it in 1810.

Although it was ordered by Napoleon I, the construction of this monument was completed in 1836, 15 years after his death.

Napoleon's body was taken through the arch on December 15, 1840, when it was taken to Les Invalides in Paris, its final resting place.

The Arc de Triomphe is 51 meters tall, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep.

The Arc de Triomphe is so stupendous that aviator Charles Godefroy was able to fly his Nieuport biplane through it at the 1919 Paris Victory Parade to mark the end of the First World War.
KentOne Uploaded by KentOne on . Arc de Triomphe - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: Arc de Triomphe. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 508438. Napoleon I ordered the construction of the Arc de Triomphe to honor the Grande Armée which won the battle of Austerlitz in 1806.

The monument was designed by a French architect Jean Chalgrin, in 1806.

A wooden replica of the arch was constructed so Napoleon and his bride Marie Louise could enter Paris through it in 1810.

Although it was ordered by Napoleon I, the construction of this monument was completed in 1836, 15 years after his death.

Napoleon's body was taken through the arch on December 15, 1840, when it was taken to Les Invalides in Paris, its final resting place.

The Arc de Triomphe is 51 meters tall, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep.

The Arc de Triomphe is so stupendous that aviator Charles Godefroy was able to fly his Nieuport biplane through it at the 1919 Paris Victory Parade to mark the end of the First World War.
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Wallpaper Comments (3)

Ahava
Posted by Ahava on 11/27/10 at 02:09 PM
love this view... great angle. :D
OuTTa_My_H3aD
Posted by OuTTa_My_H3aD on 11/23/10 at 06:44 AM
Beautiful :)
NEZRAM
Posted by NEZRAM on 11/18/10 at 08:40 PM
Great Sculpture. Always was curious to visit there. +1
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Uploaded By: KentOne
Date Uploaded: November 18, 2010
Filename: arc-de-triomphe.jpg
Original Resolution: 1200x800
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Category: Monuments

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