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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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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 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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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Reviewed yesterday

Have to see this piece of gorgeous artwork! no need to buy tickets just a picture in front of it is enough!!!

Thank Liz C
Reviewed yesterday

The queues are extremely long to visit the Arc de Triomphe. However, we had a three day pass so we just bypassed the queue. The Paris Pass is well worth the money. It was quite a climb and there are only a few small areas...More

Thank Roderick L
Reviewed yesterday

such an iconic French symbol. a tribute to Napoleon but also a sad memory of Nazi troops matching during the Occupation. crazy traffic and the only rule seems to be to yield to traffic on the right: we never did figure that out ! there...More

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed yesterday

Just simply wonderful to know that your are riding around this piece of history!! Be careful as it is extremely easy to get hit by another car.

Thank M S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was breathless when I got to the top but the view made me recover straight away!!! Just be careful with the muggers 🙃🙃 you can see all the important avenues and have a really good view of the Eiffel Tower.

Thank Farah F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What I can say that have not been said before. This is a stunning building, with lot of history and beautiful views of Paris. Try to go late evening to see the city lighting up. Beware of queues and pickup pockets. There is a lift...More

Thank Sergio C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having been to Paris many times I was surprised that you now have to pay to just be underneath the Arc which was a little disheartening. It is a beautiful monument that one must see but I'm not sure to pay for. But if you...More

Thank peterballantine
Reviewed yesterday

We were on our honey moon in paris and we started our trip for the city and our first place was Arc de Triomphe, it was a wonderful experience when we got to this place. Its pretty deceiving when u see this tall gate from...More

Thank Jatan18
Reviewed yesterday

If you havent got many days it is not worht to spend sometime to go and climb. You can not see much from the top. It is time loss.

Thank Ayse G
Reviewed yesterday

You get different views of it from different side but all are pretty, impressive how people built in the past.

Thank Yvonne N
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
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Jeff V
6 August 2017|
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Response from Isabelle R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so, because my shoulderbag have about the same size. No problem: I ask a security guard in a other place in Paris. He told me taking a backbag is a problem.. but if you can easily show what it is in it... no... More
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take night time photos up on top with your tripod: Hours(per the official website): April-Sept 10:00AM - 11:00PM Oct-March 10:00AM - 10:30PM
10 May 2017|
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Okay that is fine