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Alma Bridge

Alma Bridge

Pont de l'Alma (Alma Bridge in English) is an arch bridge in Paris, crossing the Seine. It was named to commemorate the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Franco-British alliance achieved victory over the Russian army on September 20, 1854. History The bridge underwent complete reconstruction between 1970 and 1974, as it had [...]

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Napoléon the 1st wished to edify a triumphal arch to pay homage to its armies, particularly to the Great Army (Grande Armée), to revive economy and to enable architects and sculptors to show their talents. In 1798, 13 projects were submitted but none of them was adopted. In 1802, Charles Louis Balzac supported one project, but he [...]

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is one of the major squares in Paris, France. It is located in the city's eighth arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. Before being called "place de la Concorde", this plaza was called place Louis XV (1748-1792), place de la Révolution (1792-1795), place de la Concorde (1795-1814), place Louis [...]