Arc de Triomphe & Tour de France

Arc de Triomphe

No tour of Paris’s famous monuments would be complete without a visit to the Arc de Triomphe. The arch, which can be seen as you walk up Champs-Élysées, was designed in 1806 in commemoration of Napoleon’s Victories abroad. Inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus, it is the second largest triumphal arch in the world.

Our experience of the arch was further enriched by the amazing coincidence that the Tour de France came through Paris while we were there! The cyclists loop around several times towards the end of the race.Inflatable Water Game

Tour de France (from the internet)

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