Experience the “Retour des cendres” in 3-D at the Arc de Triomphe

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from 26/07/2019 to 31/08/2020
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Take your place on top of the Arc de Triomphe, and watch Napoleon’s funeral carriage on the last leg of its final journey to Les Invalides. A sort of virtual reality re-enactment of the last stage of the Return of Napoleon’s mortal remains to Paris from St Helena which took place here in 1840.

Experience the “Retour des cendres” in 3-D at the Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe was ordered by Napoleon I in 1806. Exiled to St Helena in 1815, the Emperor died 15 years before the monument was completed (in 1836). It was in a spirit of reconciliation between all French people that King Louis-Philippe decided, in 1840, to have the Emperor’s body brought back to France on board the famous frigate Belle Poule. On 15 December, Napoleon’s body passed beneath the Arc de Triomphe in a moment of national unity…

The 3-D film lasts 2½ minutes, and is available in 6 languages (French, English, Chinese, Italian, German and Spanish).

The virtual reality kiosks are located on the terrace of the monument, and are equipped with contactless payment terminals.

Find all the practical information you need to get to the Arc de Triomphe 

 

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