Featured Photo: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Featured Photo Arc de Triomphe

Before I stopped off to check out the Eiffel Tower, I grabbed some lunch and relaxed while watching the cars navigate around the Arc de Triomphe.

I must have seen a million photos of this site and heard the stories about the cars driving around it. So I’ll be the first to say to see it with my own eyes was just incredible. The sheer size of the massive roundabout that surrounds it is astonishing and yet I saw no crashes and it all looked very calm.

Alas I didn’t have ten euro’s spare to climb to the top and watch the cars roll around, but if you do I’ve been told its amazing and you have to do it.

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5 Responses to Featured Photo: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

  1. ANDI August 19, 2010 at 7:28 AM #

    The best shopping in the world is around there!!! 😉

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD August 24, 2010 at 5:12 AM #

      Maybe the best shopping Andi but it wasn’t in my budget that’s for sure.

  2. AYNGELINA August 20, 2010 at 10:47 PM #

    I loved the Arc so much more than the Eiffel Tower. I think it offers a better, and cheaper, view.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD August 24, 2010 at 5:14 AM #

      I have heard that Ayngelina, but how can you skip the Eiffel Tower when its your first visit to Paris. I will go and climb the Arc next time I visit and there will be a next time.

  3. SOFIE - WONDERFULWANDERINGS.COM November 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM #

    You can if you have a terrible fear of heights:-)
    I’m going back to Paris this weekend. My friends want to climb on at least one monument to get a great view. I’m still doubting on if I will participte:-)

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