Arc de Triomphe
These next posts from Paris aren’t really in any particular order because I was there for 10 days and I don’t remember what I did which days.
At the end of Champs-Elysses, down the street from the Louvre, there is this tiny arc that you would barely notice. Just kidding. This is the Arc de Triomphe and it’s enormous!!
The view from the top of the arc is pretty impressive as well.
In the distance here you can see the business district, La Defense. These skyscrapers are so far outside the city because there is a law against building these inside the city limits of Paris.
You also get a pretty good view of the Eiffel Tower from the top of the arc.
About halfway up the arc as you’re going up the millions of stairs, there’s a small museum with kind of the history of the arc. They had this statue that made laugh every time I looked at it just because of the expression on it.