ARC DE TRIOMPHE DE L'ÉTOILE - enjoy a crafting activity and make an architectural scale model of one of the most famous monuments in Paris from our paper model kit.
DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 6.5 ⋅ 3.5 ⋅ 6.5 inches / 16.5 ⋅ 9 ⋅ 16.5 cm
ASSEMBLY TIME - at least 4 hours
PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.
Things which are not included, but you'll need in order to assemble the model: time & patience, a hobby knife, a ruler, a cutting mat or hard surface to work on, white glue (PVA).
Some other things might be helpful: a pointed stylus, tweezers and scissors.
The Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of a dodecagonal configuration of twelve radiating avenues, including the famous Champs-Élysées. It was commissioned in 1806 after the victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon at the peak of his fortunes and honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.
The monument stands 50 metres (164 ft) in height. For nearly two centuries, it was the largest triumphal arch in existence. Following its construction, the Arc de Triomphe became the rallying point of French troops parading after successful military campaigns and for the annual Bastille Day Military Parade.