The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most eminent monuments in Paris. Arc de Triomphe in Paris was ordered in 1806 by Napoleon, the French Emperor. It is the second-largest arch standing today and was the largest until 1982 when North Korea deliberately built one larger. The Arc de Triomphe costed 9.3 millions French francs, a gigantic amount of money at that time. This great arch is height 50 meters, a width of 45 meters and a depth of 22 meters
It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
The Arc de Triomphe was construction began in 1806 and wasn’t completed until 1836, 15 years after Napoleon died. Although Napoleon never got to see the completed monument, he had a made of wood model built so that in 1810 he was able to ride through on his return to Paris with his new wife Archduchess Marie-Louise from Austria.
The top of the arch viewing platform from where you have great appearance of La Defense, the Champs-Elysées and the Sacré-Coeur. Make sure you take one of the tunnels to the arch, it is too dangerous to try and cross the street. There is no lift in the arch, so be prepared to walk up 234 steps.