HD photos of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris France - Page 1
When taking a holiday in Paris you will no doubt want to visit some of the popular tourist attractions around this remarkable capital city, and one such attraction is the Arc de Triomphe found on the Charles de Gaulle square, which has some very impressive architecture and statues as you can see from these HD photos we took.
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Picture of the Arc de Triomphe on the Charles de Gaulle square which is one big roundabout
The Arc de Triomphe is located in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, which is a very notorious roundabout in Paris that used to be known as the Place de l'Etoile, or star, due to the number of streets that intersect this, and we took this photo from across the road before we went through underground tunnel, as believe us, you would not want to attempt to cross this intersection any other way, yet we also feel that this image give you a perspective on how large this historical monument really is, considering the size of the vehicles and people.
Photo showing one of the Arc de Triomphe columns with its sculpture called La Resistance de 1814
There are four large statues that adorn the outside columns of the Arc de Triomphe and this is a photo we took showing the sculpture called La Resistance de 1814, which was sculpted by Antoine Etex depicting a soldier protecting his family and this is located on the opposite side to the most famous statue produced by Francois Rude.
This photo shows The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792 sculpture on the Arc de Triomphe
We took this high definition photo to show the fabulous detail on part of a statue situated on a column on the Arc de Triomphe that is called The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792 sculpted by Francois Rude, yet it is also known as La Marseillaise for short, which is in fact also the name of the French National Anthem, and this image shows the Roman goddess of war section of the stone relief that is in total approximately 13 metres high.
Picture of arches and ceiling inside the Arc de Triomphe
When you are looking up and around the impressive structure of the Arc de Triomphe you will be able to discover the fine details that went into its design, but also on the columns you will find the names of French military officers and generals like the name Renaudin you can see on the left column of this HD photo dedicated to Jean Francois Renaudin who was a French navy officer and Rear Admiral, along with battles such as La Piave, which was fought during the Napoleonic Wars and can be seen on the column to the right of this image.
Photograph showing Le Triomphe de 1810 statue on the Arc de Triomphe
We took this photo of a statue on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which is located on the outside of one of the pillars, and this particular one was sculpted by Jean-Pierre Cortot and is called Le Triomphe de 1810, which was designed to represent one of the battles and a town Napoleon had conquered, that also features the Roman goddess of victory crowning Napoleon with a wreath, and as you can tell, the fine details within this are just exquisite.
Photo of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Eternal Flame at the Arc de Triomphe
At the Arc de Triomphe there is a grave, which is known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and was first put in place in 1921 with a major ceremony in memory of not just this one unidentified soldier, but for all of the those that lost their lives during World War I, yet as you can see in this photo, there is also an eternal flame that burns all the time in memory of the French soldiers that lost their lives during the Great War and World War II, and we took this photo looking towards the tree lined Champs Elysees avenue.
HD close up Picture of Le Paix de 1815 statue on the Arc de Triomphe
This is a photo we took of a statue adorning the Arc de Triomphe, which was produced by Antoine Etex, and called Le Paix de 1815, and this sculpture in high relief was designed to represent Peace after the treaty of Paris in 1815, with the goddess of victory dominating this large statue, which is positioned on the outside of one of the columns of this famous monument.
Picture of the sculpted friezes on the Arc de Triomphe
This is a photo we took showing more detail of just a few of the impressive sculpted friezes that adorn the Arc de Triomphe, which is in fact one of the largest triumphal arches in the World that was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to commemorate the victories of the French army, and because the Arc de Triomphe is so tall, we found it quite hard to make out all the details just with our eyes, but on a day when the sun is shining, they really do stand out.
High definition close up photo of sculptured reliefs on The Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe was designed by the French architect Jean Chalgrin, but unfortunately he died well before he could see this monument in Paris finished, yet over the years of construction there were numerous artists that worked on the sculptures and reliefs like the one you can see in this close up HD photo, which depicts one of the many battles with soldiers fighting for France.
Photo of one side of the Arc de Triomphe looking through its arches
We took this photo of the Arc de Triomphe from one side looking up and through this triumphal arch, which is actually 45 metres wide and with the sun shining on this famous monument in Paris, the frieze depicting one of the battles really stands out, and although this was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806, it was not completed until 1836, which was long after his death, yet it is still dedicated to the French Army, as was the original purpose.
Close up photograph of the La Marseillaise statues on the Arc de Triomphe
In this image you can see a section of a stone relief statue located on the right hand column of the Arc de Triomphe called La Marseillaise, which can be seen as you are looking at this triumphal arch from the Champs Elysees side, and it was produced during the years 1833 and 1836 by the French sculptor Francois Rude.
Photo showing the internal arches and columns on the Arc de Triomphe
We were standing in between two of the pillars looking up at the vaulted ceiling and towards the two other pillars that make up the enormous structure of the Arc de Triomphe when we took this HD photo, and although it was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte I, it was not finished until several years after his death, but we feel that this image gives an idea of how large this triumphal arch truly is, being almost 50 metres high and 45 metres wide.
Close up HD photo of a small part of the pediment with its frieze that runs around the Arc de Triomphe
This is a close up photo showing a part of the pediment and frieze section close to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, which being so tall and the second largest triumphal arch in the world, it is very hard to see the fine details that went into the stone craftsmanship just by looking at this impressive monument.
Photo showing the two sculpted statues on the South East side of the Arc de Triomphe
Against a backdrop of a clear blue sky, we took this photo of the Arc de Triomphe looking up as we were standing by the base on the most well known side with the large statues in high relief, which are approximately 13 metres high, and the one you can see on the left of this image is called the Triumph of Napoleon in 1810 that was produced by Jean-Pierre Cortot, and the one on the right is the most famous by Francois Rude, which is often known as just La Marseillaise, yet has a full title of The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792.
Photo showing the view of the Arc de Triomphe from the Champs Elysees avenue
Having already visited the Arc de Triomphe up close, we came up from the underground tunnel via the stairs that you can see in this photo that takes you to the centre island of the Place Charles de Gaulle where this triumphal arch stands, and this is a photograph we took from the side walk of the Champs Elysees avenue.
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