The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris and it’s a memorial to honour the soldiers who fought in the fought and died for France in the Revolutionary and Napoleon Wars. There are 660 names inscribed in the stone.
Arc de Triomphe
The monument isn’t very tall – only about 13 floors, yet when you’re walking it up certainly feels like a lot!
If you’re looking to get a pic right in front of the arch like we did above, you’ll have to dart out into traffic and take a turn. We swapped off with another couple. They asked me to take as many photos of them as I could. I think I took a little over 200 photos for them. For us, I asked for a handful. Happy one turned out!
The thing that I find so interesting is that people who live in Paris might drive by this monument on their way to work every day, get annoyed with the traffic jams and the tourists, yet to others, like me, it’s special. Makes me want to slow down and perhaps enjoy a bit of beauty in my own city.
Look at all that traffic. Honestly, it doesn’t look very organized to me. I could watch this traffic moving for hours and hours. Don’t get me wrong, roundabouts are awesome; it’s just that some don’t know how to use them.
The sky is so bright, sunny, and flat our beautiful.
Even though the arch is only 13 stories high, it presents itself as much, much bigger.
When I travel I can’t help but see so many planes in the sky. Wonder where those people are off to? Kenya? Hong Kong? Peru? Safe travels.
In the end, the Arc de Triomphe is worth the visit. Arrive early and you can save on your entry by buying the Paris Museum Pass – since this place is actually a monument and a museum. Total score.
Well, thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic Saturday!