Arc de triomphe



an arch, located in Paris, begun in 1806 by Napoleon in honor of his victorious armies and completed in 1836. The unknown soldier of France and the eternal flame were placed beneath the arch after World War I.
Contemporary Examples

One can even rent out the villa here or wander down from the Arc de Triomphe and peek through the fence.
Paris’s Secret Fashion Week Haunts Liza Foreman July 7, 2014

He swears by a Turkish tailor named Mustapha near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, his biographer has claimed.
French President Francois Hollande’s Inability to Tie a Necktie Earns France’s Scorn Tracy McNicoll November 9, 2012

Historical Examples

The cannonade in the direction of the Arc de Triomphe is increasing in intensity.
The Insurrection in Paris An Englishman: Davy

Had that animal Coupeau gone to the Arc de Triomphe to get his dram?
L’Assommoir Emile Zola

The next great show was the triumphal march through the Arc de Triomphe.
An Onlooker in France 1917-1919 William Orpen

We left our taxi and mounted to the top of the Arc de Triomphe.
The Adventures of a Modest Man Robert W. Chambers

Suddenly the huge silhouette of the Arc de Triomphe sprang into black relief against the flash of a cannon.
The King in Yellow Robert W. Chambers

In the distance rises the mighty bulk of the Arc de Triomphe.
History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary

By ten o’clock there were fifteen red flags close to the Arc de Triomphe.
Victor Hugo: His Life and Works G. Barnett Smith

At the Arc de Triomphe, I shall wait for an automobile, which will stop for me.
The Blue Lights Arnold Fredericks

noun
the triumphal arch in Paris begun by Napoleon I to commemorate his victories of 1805–6 and completed in 1836

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