de Triomphe :
is the Arc de Triomphe, a 16-story war monument conceived by Napoleon,
designed by architect Jean-François Chalgrin, and built at
the top of the avenue des Champs-Elysees. It was constructed between
1810 and 1836.
It is possible to reach the roof of the monument by climbing nearly
three hundred steps, and the view is excellent. I haven't been up
there very often, but I do have some nice photos of several Paris
streets taken from the top of the arch, including a photo of the
avenues leading to La Defense, a photo of the Avenue Foch, and a
photo of the ever-popular Champs-Elysees.
The arch is surrounded by a huge vehicular roundabout. Some tourists
foolishly try to cross the roundabout in front of hundreds of cars
in order to get to the monument. The seasoned habitués of
the city know that there is an underground pedestrian walkway on
the northern side of the Champs-Elysees that provides safe access
to the monument.
This monument, like so many others, is intended to glorify war and
those who died waging it. Beneath the arch lies the tombe du soldat
inconnu (“tomb of the unknown soldier”), and a flame
of remembrance burns above the tomb. There are regular military
ceremonies at this location to commemorate the many and varied massacres
that have colored French and world history.
two steps from the Champs-Elysees and Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore,
the hotel Rochester combines elegance, charm and tradition. In the
heart of the business district and luxury shops, our four stars
establishment offers its clients a calm and privileged location.
to the charming hotel Residence Imperiale. We will be very happy to
receive you between Etoile and Champs Elysees, close to the Arc de
Triomphe. The parisian refinement of the hall was created by the talented
architect Jean-Philippe Nuel. A cosy lounge is located near the green
patio. Tomorrow morning, you will get down into the breakfastroom
and will appreciate, the copious buffet just before your busy day
in the capital.
between the Champs Elysees and avenue Georges V, the FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
with 48 rooms and suites totally renovated in 2003, offers its clientele
a calm and privileged location. Our 48 rooms and suites, totally renovated
in 2003, offer its clients high standard amenities : air-conditioning,
soudproofing, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.
a relaxing moment reading or dreaming of the beauties of the city
of light at the Hotel Villa des Ternes close to the Champs Elysees
and The Eiffel Tower.
Take advantage of the Wifi (wireless) technology and numerous other
services that we offer.
Warm colours in tones of Camel and Maroon, Soft and restful lightings,
silky fabrics on the walls, damask on the beds.
Simplify your professional stays as well as your holidays !
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