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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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Full of history

Was in awe if the actual structure compared to what you see in pictures. The climb to top was exhasuting but worth it! You get a 360 degrees view of the city!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids were less than impressed. To be honest, we all were. So much fast and loud traffic around it... was expecting a bit more. We marked it off our list so I guess there's that...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

its impressive to see, but don't think that its "that special" :) great view from the Luvre and the axis of Paris

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Was in awe if the actual structure compared to what you see in pictures. The climb to top was exhasuting but worth it! You get a 360 degrees view of the city!

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It looks like the one in Rome but in a larger scale. It's good to see its squre but I don't think it's a must to climb. Eiffel Tower would be sufficient.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Arc de Triomphe is a very impressive historical landmark. It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate his victory at Austerlitz. The Arc de Triomphe is the biggest arch in the world. It overlooks the Champs-Elysées avenue and is located in the middle of Place de l'Étoile: Paris' famous and very busy roundabout! It has approximately 8 to... More 

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A must see for anyone visiting Paris. So much of the city's history is embodied in this single monument. The view offered at the top is amazing, being able to gaze down 13 streets that all lead to the Arc. Definately recommend for everyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a lot larger than I thought! Beautiful arch right in the middle of traffic. Doesn't take any time to just go and take a look and snap some photos. But it's impressive!

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The arc de triomphe was brilliant to see up close, so much history in this city. The roundabout itself is worth a visit, it's nuts. How there are not 100 accidents there a day I'll never know, apparently car insurance doesn't count once your on the roundabout. If you have a scrape your own insurance covers just yourself and the... More 

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Best views in all of Paris. £12€ admission though free every 1st Sunday of month. Well worth a trip to top...and did I see people marking it down due to traffic 😂😂

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What a spectacular sight!! I cant be the only one who fell in love with the Arc de Triomphe more than the Eiffel Tower. Just incredibly designed, just really difficult to see without traffic screaming around you 😒

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