The Arc de Triomphe in the French capital was inaugurated in 1836 by King Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The architect, Jean-François Chalgrin, had been inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus but took the dimensions of the French structure to impressive dimensions. The arch is roughly 50 m high, 45 m long and 22 m wide. The top of the tower is excellent for views of Paris.
Seattle may be a major port for exploring Alaska, Canada and beyond but there’s also plenty to see in Washington State during a cruise and stay holiday. Here are two day trips ideas.
Cruises from Seattle take globetrotters away to a wealth of breathtaking destinations but don’t forget to take in the iconic Washington city itself, ideally with a glass of wine or beer in hand.
Alaska cruises drum up wildlife by the bucketload, stonking scenery and excellent plaid shirt models, as Sailawaze’s Editor was more than happy to discover.
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