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Arc de Triomphe

Open today: 10:00 - 22:30
Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
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The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major...more
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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Reviewed yesterday

The Arc is a touristy site, but for a good reason--it is a classic attraction. Take time to read the inscriptions. A visit to the top will give you some great views from the heart of historic Paris. DO NOT attempt to visit the site...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank delnorn
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic architecture, freezing cold evening but that adds to the experience of a January trip post Christmas. Busy yet pleasurable and certainly calmer than peak season! A must visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank D549DMmariam
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's pretty much like the title says, a very nice view but way too many stairs to not include an elevator for visitors. Not to mention that if you meet someone in the staircase you'll either be stuck behind them or have to wait for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aidlac
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So excited to see this! It's massive. You can pay about 15 euros to go to the top. A definite must see!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YasTheWanderer
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Arc de Triopmhe is the most beautiful sight to see. I remember walking out of the metro station and it just sitting right there on Champs Elysee. On a cloudy winter day it looked amazing as if it ws drawn right there in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catcatwee
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very impressive worth going to see. It was closed to explore inside due to the demonstrators but still worth going to see. If you are brave enough there is a section in the road approaching where you can stand as appear to be in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tagmch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our transfer to hotel, the journey took us onto this roundabout and it is every man for themselves very unnerving but exciting lol

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarahdavies89
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The day of our visit was the day of the World Cup (Sunday, July 15, 2018). It was really busy and getting through security took some time. My children (20, 12, & 10) walked up the spiraling staircase-taking advantage of the “cuts” for breathers that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MsPearl105
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of stairs to climb. Managed to go on a day without many people which was nice. It was a fantastic view from the top.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank YasminN299
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were quite impressed at this structure. The details on it - wow! Definitely a must see on your trip to Paris.

Date of experience: January 2019
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1 January 2019|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
No need for guide's service. Payment for fee only required when you want to up to the top.
29 December 2018|
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Response from sarahquinn863 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it would be accessible. exactly 284 steps
Alejandro N
12 July 2018|
Response from 702kellyp | Reviewed this property |
The terrace is very big and basically goes around the whole top of the Arc de Triomphe. I don’t know if you can hold private events there. I guess it’s the best if you inquire with the official website of the monument.
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