Arc de Triomphe - Paris, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Europe, Famous Place, France
Paris, France-March 31, 2009:The majestic Arc de Triomphe 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 Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe (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.