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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.

SCALE - 1:300
DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 6.5 ⋅ 3.5 ⋅ 6.5 inches / 16.5 ⋅ 9 ⋅ 16.5 cm
COLOUR (with metallic shine) - silver
MADE FROM - sturdy card from FSC® certified sustainable sources

LEVEL- intermediate

ASSEMBLY TIME - at least 4 hours
This model will require more than one sitting to build it. We advise to pause between different stages as you work, especially when you come to gluing. The white glue softens the paper and it may lead to misshapen parts if you do not allow them to dry well before proceeding further with assembling. Click here to watch our paper model building tips.

Give yourself enough time to enjoy the process and achieve the best result!

PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.

What's inside? 5 sturdy A4 size paper sheets with the artwork, cutting and scoring lines printed on. You will need to cut, score, fold and glue the parts in order to assemble the model according to the set-up instructions which come with the kit.
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. See what tools we recommend.

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.

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