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La Marseillaise

This relief on one part of the Arc is the work of Francois Rude. Also entitled "The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792". This is the most known, larger-than-life and famous of the reliefs of the arc. Its total height is a few meters long.


This illustrates French people from all walks of life, rising in battle against the enemy. Francois Rude's father was one of them. The artwork aroused French patriotism -- the work became "La Marseillaise" -- the French national anthem written in 1792 -- the same year as the departure of the volunteers.


Arc de Triomphe

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Paris, France

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Taken on April 2, 2009