Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe, Paris: Hours, Address, Arc de Triomphe Reviews: 4.5/5

Arc de Triomphe
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Monuments & Statues
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
How to get there
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
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Auntinel
Red Deer, Canada15 contributions
Jun 2022
Saw the tower. The bus gets very close. Did not go up to the top. Still a have to see when in Paris. The area wasn’t too busy.
Written 23 June 2022
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EssexBetty64
Rayleigh, UK397 contributions
Jun 2022
An amazing and interesting monument. We got there very early before opening so many of our photos are people free. There is an underpass our to the Arc - you don't have to cross the traffic. I bought my tickers before leaving the UK which was perfect as we didn't have to join the large queue. The views from the top are incredible. Well worth a visit.
Written 23 June 2022
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Christopher W
28 contributions
Jun 2022
Be careful at the intersection, it's the wild west. No lines, like 5 lanes. Kind of scary, especially if you're the one driving. Be cautious!
Written 20 June 2022
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Destination332485
8 contributions
Jun 2022
My daughter (16y) wanted to visit, so she convinced me to do so. Absolutelly worth visiting. We bought ticket on site, absolutelly no queue. Upstairs leads a circular staircase. Before you enter the terasse, nice video (about 12 minutes) about the history and value of the Arc, interactive panel showing all the Arcs across the world, toilettes, gift shop. The view from the terasse was perfect. You see all the avenues, the new Arc in La Defense, Eifel tower...
Written 20 June 2022
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David I
Providence, RI153 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The Arc de Triomphe is absolutely majestic to see in person. It offers a beautiful view of the city from the top as well as a clear view of the Eiffel Tower. Anabsolute must visit
Written 19 June 2022
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Lori F
Oviedo, FL136 contributions
Jun 2022
We climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and it was worth the many, many steps. I wish I knew that there was an elevator for people with issues because I definitely would have used it both up and down.
Written 15 June 2022
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cancangirls2022
Cancun, Mexico11 contributions
Jun 2022
is been repaired like most of the city...so noisy and traffic i so I only sat in forot of it to watch it and was done/!!
Written 14 June 2022
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JMH
Leeds, UK7 contributions
May 2022
Another of those must-go places for us. We booked tickets for 10:00 when it opens and after a short wait it was up a spiral staircase. And a long way up. It does get a bit boring...! The top provides a very fine view over Paris and the exhibition areas lower down are interesting. Thankfully there are toilets too. The spiral staircase down seems more modern - again, a long way down. Well worth the visit.
Written 14 June 2022
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Olabisi A
Gravesend, UK4 contributions
May 2022
My 2nd visit but this time I went with my two young sons. I feared that they may be underwhelmed with the view having being up the Eiffel the day before but this is Paris! no matter in what direction you look and from whatever building, you are faced with well line streets, a well architected city and yes, Paris becomes that city it is most famous for: The City of Love
Written 14 June 2022
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JoanA674
Northumberland, UK120 contributions
Jun 2022
Iconic building with that roundabout……looked chaotic.
People in the narrow area between the lanes taking photos, how idiotic and dangerous.
Written 12 June 2022
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