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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +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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If you can make it to the top on a clear day, I certainly recommend a visit.Lift access if you have little kids but be aware of the many stairs on the way down. Great view of the... read more

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can make it to the top on a clear day, I certainly recommend a visit.Lift access if you have little kids but be aware of the many stairs on the way down. Great view of the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées. We went on the first Sunday of November and admission was free, so that was a bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Same Same but different ....like Laos had one aswell, But this one is master. More feeling when you see it 10/10

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was exciting to see the Arc de Triomphe after seeing it in books for many years. It was much larger than I expected it to be. We did not go to the top of the Arc. Beware the traffic in the circle around the Arc de Triomphe is crazy. Twelve roads all going into one rotary. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's nice to pass from here and learn about it's history. You can walk down to this place and stay around for some time to soak in the history.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved it. To see it from a distance and then to be right up on it, it's massive. The most beautifulist view of Paris from the top. 280 steps to get to the top. I'm in good shape and I had to take 3 stops on the way up. Ask someone how to cross. It kinda would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is stunning to see how it is just in the middle of traffic. Getting to it is a journey but well worth it. Find the stairs to get underneath the street and climb upstairs for a fantastic view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved seeing this. Just because you see it in movies all the time. Plus I was happy there's a Nespresso coffee boutique close by. Great land Mark and beautiful Street great for shopping and lots of designer shops

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of history in this place!!! And if you are bored with the history then watching the crazy traffic is thoroughly entertaining!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely organised and well worth the eur 12 entrance. Considerate staff offer lifts to the top for those less able to walk and the view down the Champs Elysees is stunning. There is a gift shop at the top and no one rushes you through, so there is time to enjoy both the view and visit the grave of the... More 

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This is a must see, but has a lot of steps, i don't know how many, but it was a lot. Not a lot to read about what it actually is though, we had to Wikipedia it to answer more questions. View is incredible. Nice gift shop. Also was free for us as we are early 20s.

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