paris monument

One of the most famous monuments in all of France, the Arc De Triomphe was built to honor the fallen soldiers of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (and not the host of L'Apprentice, Donald Triomphe). It’s an impressive, Roman-inspired architectural marvel with an opening large enough for a suicidal idiot to barnstorm an airplane through.

Beneath the Arc is a WWI tomb for unknown soldiers, whose ghosts probably feel pretty thankful that they weren’t forced to spend eternity underneath another of the proposed designs for the monument: a monstrous, water-spewing circus elephant.

6 Iconic Monuments That Almost Looked Completely Insane


For the first few months after they get their Miraculous, they work alone.

It’s not really intentional so much as that it takes them that long to figure out that they’re supposed to work together.

Looking back at it, Marinette almost wants to laugh.

And also cry.

Because for those glorious three and a half months between Ladybug’s appearance and Adrien figuring out that it was her, he was in love with her.

Or, well, interested in her the way he’d never been interested in Marinette — the way Marinette desperately wished he was interested in her.

(She suspected the skintight suit was to blame; Adrien might have been the politest person Marinette knew, but she also knew that Adrien was a healthy teenage boy.

Maybe if she walked around in a catsuit…?)

But between Adrien’s ill-gotten case of lovebug and the mysterious appearance of the man who’d just brought down one of Paris’ oldest monuments, those three months were hell for Marinette.

And then, of course, she met Chat Noir.


World landmarks lit up to show solidarity with France, in honor of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015. #prayforparis