2012-03-31

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in Paris - France


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Sapic12 made a lottery game at the Postcrossing forum, and this postcard of Paris was the prize.

In French: "Paris et ses merveilles...
L'arc de triomphe de l'Etoile (1806-1836) point central de la place ronde d'un diamètre de 240,86 mètres."

In English: "Paris and it's wonders...
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile (1806-1836) is the midpoint of the round square with a diameter of 240,86 meters."

"The Arc de Triomphe (Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. There is a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: "Triumphal Arch") honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I." In: Wikipedia
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