I was pleased that my timing worked out to catch the Ceremony for the unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. It happens each day at 6:30 and veterans and children come march a short distance Avenue des Champs-Élysées towards the traffic circle and to the Arc.
they shut down traffic on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to allow them to march up to and across the traffic circle to the Arc.
Even school children are involved carrying calla lilies.
Once they cross they lay the new red, white and blue flowers around the tomb and re-ignite the flame in remembrance.