The Arc de Triomphe of the Place de l’Étoile, often simply called the Arc de Triomphe, is a construction decided by emperor Napoleon Ier, in 1806 and ended in 1836, under the reign of King Louis-Philippe. The arc is situated in Paris, in the 8th district. He amounts in the center of the place Charles-de-Gaulle – formerly Place de l’Etoile, in the axis and in the extremity West of the avenue of the Champs-Elysées, to 2,2 kilometers of the place de la Concorde.
The arc is 49,54 m high, 44,82 m wide, and 22,21 m deep ; it possesses a big high vault of 29,19 m and wide of 14,62 m. The small vault measures 18,68 m of heath and 8,44 m of wide. He is made accessible by a staircase of 284 steps, doubled by an elevator. The monument weighs 50 000t, 100 000t by taking into account the foundations which sink in 8,37 m of depth.
The main iconographic program includes four high reliefs put on high bases, leaned in posts and tops of 18 meters: the “Departure of the Volunteers” of 1792 (said La Marseillaise), by François Rude, “The Triumph of 1810”, by Jean-Pierre Corto, “The Resistance of 1814”, by Antoine Éte, “The Peace of 1815”, by Antoine Étex.
Where is it?
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France.