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One of the main historical sights of Paris – a symbol of the power of the French state and a monument in honor of past victories.
Napoleon personally ordered to build this arch in honor of the victory at Austerlitz in 1806. It took about two years only to build the foundation. The Emperor of France did not live to see the completion of the construction of the arch, because failures on all fronts required an increase in the financing of the army, and there was a catastrophic lack of money for the construction of the monument.
The final completion of the construction of the Arc de Triomphe was only in 1836- m year.
In 1840, the `` Triumphal path '' became the path of the funeral procession, Bonaparte's ashes were brought from Saint Helena. From that moment on, the funeral procession became an obligatory attribute of the funeral of the country's top officials. The funeral procession always stopped under the arches of the Arc de Triomphe and only after stopping continued on its way.
In 1921, the monument was supplemented with the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in memory of the French who died during the First World War.
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Topic: Arc de Triomphe in France, Paris resort.