The Arc de Triomphe in Paris was wrapped with 14 million euros for the dream of the artist Christo

Huge curtains fell on the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees avenue in the French capital, Paris, in preparation for its complete wrapping, in honor of the late artist Christo and the realization of one of his unfulfilled artistic dreams in his life.

This landmark will wrap the center of the French capital with about 25,000 meters of recyclable fabric made of polypropylene in silver and blue colors in the next few days.

Crowds of people gathered in front of this monument, which is one of the most famous landmarks in France, to watch the packaging process, which began on Sunday.

Christo was known for his fondness for wrapping famous landmarks around the world with textile covers, and he dreamed of doing so with the Arc de Triomphe, which is about 50 meters high, since the late artist rented an apartment near him in the 1960s.


Christo and his wife, Jean-Claude, used this type of recyclable fabric to wrap the Reichstag building in Berlin, the parliament building in the former German Reich, and they also covered the Bonn-Neuf "New Bridge" over the Seine in Paris.

But the artist Christo could not fulfill his dream of enveloping the Arc de Triomphe.

It seems that it is time for Christo's dream to come true at the hands of his nephew, Vladimir Gavachev, at an estimated cost of 14 million euros.

It is expected that the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe will be completed next Saturday, and this wrapping will continue in place over this Parisian historical landmark until the third of next October.

The Arc de Triomphe will remain open for visitors to watch, wrapped in this artistic way, for a period of sixteen days.

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