A few weeks ago when I realized I was coming to Paris, I remembered about @tea-lief‘s cute drawing [link] and I asked her if it was alright if I printed to take a picture of it while in here. She said okay, so here it is: the Paris date (It is a bit different though: there’s the Arc de Triomphe behind instead of the Eiffel tower lol).
The construction of the Arc de Triomphe was ordered in 1806 by the French Emperor Napoleon. It was built to honour the French army, then known as the Grande Armee, who had conquered much of Europe and were considered invincible. The names of 128 battles are inscribed on the white walls of the Arc, along with the Generals who took part in them.
Beneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, accompanied by an eternal flame, which burns in memory of all soldiers who have never been identified.