Arc De Triomphe French Statue, Metal Souvenir From Online Paris Gift Shop For SaleArc de Triomphe StatuesMade in France!An elegant copper statue of France's iconicArc de Triomphe.These Arc de Triomphe statues will remind you of your most preciousParisian moments wherever you choose to display it. With exceptional detail throughout the French statue, our metal statuesare also great ascenterpieces for your party, weddingor event. These statues come in 2sizes. In addition, these lovely statues are made in France!Measures 2" long x 1.25" wide x 2" high
History of L'Arc de Triomphe:Surrounded by a swirling mass of Peugeots and Renaults, the Arc de Triomphe stands at the convergence of twelve Parisian avenues - a truly world-class intersection. It occupies a place of honor at the head of the famedChamps Élysées Boulevard, at Place Charles de Gaulle, atop the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The idea of building a monument at this important crossroads had been discussed for many years. In fact, a prior suggestion in 1758 had called for a statue of Louis XV atop a giant elephant, complete with a water-spewing trunk.
Finally, in 1806, the Arc de Triomphe wascommissioned by Napoleonto commemorate his military successes. The original architect was Jean-Francois-Thérèse Chalgrin but, tragically, his life came to completion before the Arc did. The structure was finished in 1835 by Jean-Armand Raymond. Detailed decorations on its surface represent Napoleon's many triumphs. The overall design was based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome, although it is interesting to note that, at164 feet high, the diminutive emperor's monument wound up being considerably If you wish your order to be shipped with insurance in case of loss or damage, you must choose USPS Priority. Any orders shipped by USPS First Class are not insured and we cannot refund or replace items.
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