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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
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+33 1 55 37 73 77
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10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to...

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 role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.-Opening hours : April to September: from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; October to March: from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.-Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December-Entry fees: Adults = 9,5 €; Concessions = 6 €; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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We walked all the way from the Concorde up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe it was a good walk but we loved it. We saw so much and so many people, passed shops cafe' and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked all the way from the Concorde up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe it was a good walk but we loved it. We saw so much and so many people, passed shops cafe' and lots to see. We were amazed at the sheer size of it and the details.

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Fontainebleau, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Localized in the beginning of Champs Elysees, it is one of the famous monuments of Paris. It is possible to go up and walk on it - the attraction open untill 21, and is a very good spot for taking pictures (good view of Eiffel Tower as well). Adult ticket 12 EUR. Be aware of stairs climbing to get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Arc de Triomphe and was amazed by the chaotic roads surrounding it. Once we'd been admitted to the Arc I would have expected some warnings about the route you have to take to the top... An extremely long spiral staircase! Thankfully at the top there were seats where you could catch your breath... More 

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Very beautiful at night but I wish I went there in the morning because it isn't that well lit. Good tourist attraction.

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Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very impressive structure with amazing sculptures. Easy metro stop. Recommend walking down the main street before or after you visit since there is so much to see along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This stunning feature of historical significance is not only breathtaking yet very solemn as it holds the remains of the unknown soldier. Do yourself a favor and take the stairs that brings you to the ticket box instead of darting through traffic. Also, climb the massive array of stairs to get to the top. Hands down the best view in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Massive monument, big classic, not much to do there, it is just the view, the fine and précise sculptures on it. Is there a single person that doesn't like it , i doubt it :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At just 12€ for adults (free for people under 26 years old), climbing the Arc de Triomphe offers a nice alternative to the Eiffel Tower. It is surprisingly not too crowded. The view is superb and there is a little exhibition on the top floor. Good to know: entrance to the Arc de Triomphe is free each first sunday of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arc De Triomphe makes for an excellent photo stop in the center of Paris. 12 roads meet here in 12 different directions and one of them leads to the Eiffel Tower as well. Great place to click a few pics, amidst the Parisian traffic buzzing across you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course the Eiffel Tower has the best view of Paris from the top. BUT... You can't see the Eiffel Tower from afar when you're on top of it, which is why I say the top of the Arc De Triomphe is tied for the best view of Paris. It's a good walk up a spiral staircase (a few hundred... More 

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This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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