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Arc de Triomphe and Avenue des Champs Elysee

Posted by on November 11, 2012

Commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, the Arch took thirty years to complete. It includes dozens of friezes, reliefs and plaques commemorating the French soldiers who have died in battle. In 1919 a biplane was flown through the arch during a celebration of the end of WWI.

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