The whole world knows about the existence of the famous Arc de Triomphe in the French capital, but apart from her in the city, there are several equally beautiful arches, and if you are going to stay in this city, you are not deprived of their attention and other famous arch of Paris.
Grand Arc de Triomphe is located on the Place Charles de Gaulle on the hill of Chaillot in central Paris. Construction of this historic monument began in 1806 after the order of Napoleon Bonaparte to honor the fallen war the French army, and the army commemorate the victory at Austerlitz. Building a foundation arches took two years, and its final form it acquired after the death of Napoleon, he finished it never saw only approximate layout.
arched doorway decorated with huge bas-reliefs, and four sculptural groups adorn her front and rear. Inside the arch is the Museum’s history, and the bottom is the tomb of the unknown soldier who died during the First World War. On the roof of the Arc de Triomphe has a lovely observation deck which overlooks almost the entire city. Height Arc de Triomphe almost 50 meters.
But first triumphal arch built in Paris, was not this arch and gate of Saint-Denis who are on the royal road that leads to the Louvre. Construction of the arch-gate began after the order of Louis XIV in 1672, and on each side shows their victory Louis. Height of the arch of Saint-Denis 25 meters.
Next highest arch of Paris is considered the arch of Saint-Martin, her height is only 18 meters. This arch is at the crossroads of the Boulevard Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin near the tenth arrondissement. In 1674, in its place located medieval city gates of St. Maarten. Angles arch decorated huge reliefs symbolizing the victory of Louis XIV.
A highest Triomphe Paris Arc does not, and Grande Arche, whose height is 110 meters. This arch is in the western Paris suburb of Hauts-de-Seine and is a modern version of the famous Arc de Triomphe. Construction of the Grande Arche de lasted for four years, from 1983 to 1987, and the grand opening took place in 1989 and is famous for this arc so that it is not only devoted to no war, but only humanity and humanism.
To look at all the arches of the French capital, select a hotel that will be located near all of them, for example:
Splendid Etoile Hotel
cozy four-star hotel is 200 meters from the Arc de Triomphe and most of the rooms has a beautiful view of the arch.Outside the hotel there is a metro station, but to and from the airport you will be given a private bus, belonging to the hotel. The rooms have coffee making facilities and free internet, and on-site restaurant and a business center, and you can even bring along their pets. Outside the hotel is a fantastic patisserie Maison Hardel and cute grocery store Fran Prix.
Pullman Paris La Defense
five-star hotel near Grande Arche. The hotel staff is multilingual, and some employees have knowledge of the Russian language. The rooms have satellite TV and free internet, and in the price of accommodation includes free breakfast, but only on the first day of your stay. It has a restaurant, cocktail bar, business center and gym.