If the Eiffel Tower did not exist, the Arc de Triomphe would be the landmark used to denote Paris everywhere. It was inaugurated in 1836 and has been an important piece of the city’s landscape, while it offers some of the best things to do in the city. It honors the people who died in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. After World War 1 the tomb of the Unknown Soldier was also added below the vault. The monument became the main place for victorious armies to celebrate and has thus only increased in reverence with time. The Germans held a victory rally here in 1871, the French army held their victory rally here in 1919, the Germans held another victory rally in 1940, and finally the French and the Allies held their victory rally here in 1944. The rallies stopped happening only because people wanted to honor the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier since then rallies have avoided going through the arch, as it means walking on top of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Arc de Triomphe is not only famous for what happened here, but it is also famous for its artistic value. The Arc is a piece of art itself and it also houses some other great pieces of art.