Take a moment to honor France’s Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe

For a quietly moving moment in Paris, visit France’s Unknown Soldier, buried beneath the Arc de Triomphe; the flame is rekindled every evening at 6:30, which is the most atmospheric time to visit. To beat the crowds, though, come early in the morning or buy your ticket online (€1.60 service fee).

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