- Posted August 11, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
The View from the Arc de Triomphe
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
The top of the Arc can be reached after climbing about 284 steps. We hesitated climbing because we thought we couldn't do it.Fortunately, there was a lift for the seniors, differently able and those who had mobility problems. Well, we fit in one of those categories, so we used the lift, hahaha.
What impressed me most were the avenues that radiated towards the Arc. The Arc, which stands at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle was built in such a way that all the 12 avenues seemed to radiate from the Arc. Or, maybe it was the other way around, since the Arc was built between 1806 and 1836.
And the Eiffel Tower could also be seen from the top!
Amazing sight, indeed!