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Under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris lies the French Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This somber site is a flat tomb with a perpetual flame. This most sacred site in France honors the millions of French soldiers whose final resting place is not known. The tomb lies flat in the pavement and is outlined with copper bricks and low chain border. It is surrounded by the court of honor of the Arc and its symbolic remembrance of France's triumphs in wartime. The Arc and Tomb sit in the middle of the round-about in central Paris and are accessible from an underground walkway on the nearby sidewalk. This area is the site of many French ceremonies to honor those who have served their country.

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