This image shows the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile at night as seen from the traffic island between Avenue Hoche & Avenue de Friedland. I managed to time the shot so no traffic appears.
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of Musee du Louvre.
The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
The observation deck at 50m up the Arc de Triomphe has some of the best views in Paris. At the summit of 234 steps you can see for miles and take in the spectacular panoramas of La Défense, the Champs Elysées and up to the Sacré Coeur.