Arc de Triomphe
At the top of the Champs Elysées, on the Place de l’Étoile, visit the Arc de Triomphe, a national symbol. Napoleon I wanted to build the Arc de Triomphe in 1806 and the edifice was inaugurated in 1836 by King Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was interred in the traffic island in 1921. The memorial flame is relit every day at 6.30pm. The view from the top of the panoramic terrace looks out over the whole of Paris.