The Arc de Triomphe honours the military who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. The Arc de Triomphe stands majestically at stands 50 metres in height, 45 metres wide and 22 metres deep. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Paris from the monument's rooftop, and at its base is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Arc de Triomphe is the start or end point of most French parades as avenues radiate from the Arc de Triomphe in Place de l'Étoile with the Arc de Triomphe the epicentre of the roundabout.
The Arc de Triomphe is only 15 minutes walk from Hotel Plaza Athénée or a 4 minute car ride away. Avenue des Champs Élysées is only 350 metres from the Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris.