Arc de Triomphe

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Arc de Triomphe
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Unknown soldier

The tomb of France's unknown soldier lies directly under the arch.

Notable facades

The monument's four pillar facades are adorned with four large sculptures (the most famous being the "La Marseillaise, the one on the right in the photo).

The arch also bears the names of 558 of his generals as well as tributes to his major victories.

Panoramic vantage

The roof offers an excellent panoramic view of Paris. It's over 200 steps up (though there is an elevator for the physically challenged).

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