Arc de Triomphe


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Arc de Triomphe

(ˈɑːk də ˈtriːəʊmf; French ark də trijɔ̃f)
n
(Named Buildings) the triumphal arch in Paris begun by Napoleon I to commemorate his victories of 1805–6 and completed in 1836
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Tristram lived behind one of those chalk-colored facades which decorate with their pompous sameness the broad avenues manufactured by Baron Haussmann in the neighborhood of the Arc de Triomphe.
Test: Gareth and David Daniel on their USA ride and cycling past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
pounds 265 Take a three-day break to Paris and stay at the three-star Pavillon Pereire Arc de Triomphe, with the flight leaving Cardiff on Saturday, August 20.
PARIS, May 04, 2011 (Frontier Star): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday visited the Arc de Triomphe to pay respects at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier of World War I.
The colt is now 7-4 favourite for the Arc de Triomphe.
PARIS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening today, the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe combines an ultra-modern design by renowned Paris architect Christian de Portzamparc with the best of the Renaissance brand experience.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honour at the festivities with two units of UN peacekeepers leading off the march from Paris' Arc de Triomphe down to Place de la Concorde.
We'd like to visit the Arc de Triomphe while we're there.
They meet by chance at a cafe on the titular Parisian street, located in a well-heeled Right Bank neighborhood near the Arc de Triomphe.
Located on Grand Army Plaza, home to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, On Prospect Park overlooks the entrance to Prospect Park, a 585-acre urban oasis designed by noted landscape architects Frederick Law Olmstead & Calvert Vaux and home to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.
Glimmers fragment and punctuate the space, outlining balls of fire and sketching silhouettes of famous Parisian buildings seen at night: the Arc de Triomphe, the Centre Pompidou, the Musee d'Orsay.
Directly emulating the Arc de Triomphe, the chocolate-hued structure is, appropriately enough, surrounded by a profusion of nagas, the mythical protective snakes and kbach, or Khmer ornaments.