Triumphal Arch

The Arc de Triomphe is a monumental structure located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, the capital of France, dedicated to commemorating the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Army. State-protected architectural and historical monument, one of the symbols of Paris.
The height of the single-span Triumphal Arch is 49.5 m, width 45 m, diameter 22 m. The building was built in 1806. designed by Jean Chalgrin. It was built in 1806-1836 according to the project of architect Žan Šalgren. Celebrations of national holidays are organized at the Arc de Triomphe, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the First World War is placed under it and the Eternal Flame burns. Since 1923 every night there is a ritual of lighting the Eternal Fire.
On the walls of the Arc de Triomphe are carved the places of 128 battles won by the republican and imperial French armies (including the Battle of Ylava in Little Lithuania). In addition, 660 names of the most famous French warlords are recorded on the wall panels.