arc de triomphe

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triumphal arch

An arch commemorating the return of a victorious army, usually in the line of march during its triumphal procession.

Arc de Triomphe

arch built in Paris by Napoleon to celebrate his conquests (1806–1836). [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Victory
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The Champs-Elysees is possibly the most famous avenue in the world, stretching from the Arc de Triumph to Concorde Square.
The firefighters held other special services at Villers Bretonneux on Thursday and at the Arc De Triumph in Paris on Friday.
To say that this will be like the Paris Plage requires a fantastic leap of imagination that only a local politician could have - oh, and the French also don't have a massive TV screen next to the Arc de Triumph.
England captain Lawrence Dallaglio shows off the Six Nations Trophy in front of the Arc de Triumph
From the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triumph to the Louvre museum to Eiffel Tower, sightseers are spoilt for choice.
We're looking forward to seeing all the sights, the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph.
Compiegne, and finally finish in Paris, under the Arc de Triumph, on July 25.
The destruction of the World Trade Center and the attack on the Pentagon is analogous to Hitler's revenge in my book, 'Operation Lucifer,' which spells out Hitler's revenge plan to have suicide bombers attack the British parliament, the Israeli Knesset, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triumph and to blow up the East and West Locks of the Panama Canal.