The Arc de Triomphe is, of course, one of the most famous and recognizable monuments in Paris. Commissioned by Napoleon I in 1806 after his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz to celebrate the military achievements of the French armies, the arch stands at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, at the juncture formed by twelve radiating avenues. With the lovely sunny weather, this is the perfect time of the year to go on a stroll to view the arch. But I can’t take too long. I have tennis to watch!