The Arc de triomphe de l'Etoile in Paris

and its sculptures


©2006 by Michel Zacharz

Construction of the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile was ordered in 1806 by Napoleon Ist who approved Chalgrin's design. It was not however achieved until 1836, because of the Restauration, when the Bourbons came back to the throne. Its height is 50m (164ft)

Le Départ des Volontaires de 1792 (the departure of the volunteers in 1792) , known as la Marseillaise, by François Rude

Le Triomphe de 1810 (the triumph of 1810) , by Jean-Pierre Cortot, celebrating the Vienna peace treaty. The man in the middle is Emperor Napoleon.

La Résistance, by Antoine Etex

La Paix (the peace) , by Antoine Etex

Copyright (c) 2006 by Michel Zacharz

Photographs by Michel Zacharz. Using them without formal authorization is forbidden.