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Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe
Place de l Etoile
"Ordered by Napoleon as a memorial to the French Grand Army, the triumphal arch was begun by the architect Chalgrin in 1806 and completed in 1836.The Arc de Triomphe is built on the model of ancient Triumphal Arches, but its monumental size: 50 meters tall and 45 meters wide, is typical of the Empire architecture. This arch offers a great whole of sculptures, the best known is a bas relief of Rude, depicting "" the departure of the volunteers in 1792 "", also called the Marseillaise,"
 
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Pont de l'Alma
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Pont de l'Alma

"The Pont de l'Alma and its sculptured flame became a famous place since the death of Lady Diana. The bridge is entirely built in metal, and it replaced an ancient bridge destroyed in 1970-72. It carries on its center, the famous statue called the ""Zouave"" which indicates the Seine's level. It was designed by Georges Diebolt and represents a soldier of the armies which participated in the battle of 1854. The ancient bridge commemorated the victory of Alma in Crimee."
 
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