Image Number:
FR-A1-4

Location:
Paris, Ile de France region, France, Europe

Subject:
Arc de Triomphe de lEtoile and Avenue des Champs Elysees, Paris, Ile de France region, France, Europe

Comments:
Day and night photographs of the Arc de Triomphe. It was commissioned in 1806 by Napoleon, shortly after his victory at Austerlitz; it was not finished until 1836. There are four huge relief sculptures at the bases of the four pillars. These commemorate The Triumph of 1810 (Cortot); Resistance, and Peace (both by Etex); and The Departure of the Volunteers, more commonly known by the name La Marseillaise (Rude). Paris coverage includes, people, tourism, culture and principal attractions, vertical and horizontal

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