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The Photographer’s Guide to Paris: Capturing Beautiful Images of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, and Beyond by Alastair Arthur

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Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées

A significant icon of Paris and memorial of French history, the Arc de Triomphe stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arch is often at the center of events and celebrations, including serving as the start of the Bastille Day parade and the end of the Tour de France bicycle race.

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Fujifilm X-E1, 18mm, ISO 200, 2.5s, f/8

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Napoleon Bonaparte commissioned the Arc de Triomphe (arch of triumph) in 1806 after his victory at Austerlitz, but it was not complete until 1836. The arch, which is 49.5 meters high, commemorates those lost in the French ...

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