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The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles, at the western end of probably one of the most famous avenues in France, if not the World, the Champs-Élysées.

The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath it's vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
The Arc de Triomphe is the lynchpin of the historic axis (Axe historique) – a sequence of monuments and grand thoroughfares on a route which goes from the courtyard of the Louvre, to the Grande Arche de la Défense.

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