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“Paris icon”
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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Skip the Line Arc De Triomphe Summit Access and Champs Elysees Highlights
Ranked #13 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Paris icon”
Reviewed 15 June 2012 via mobile

The Arc de Triomphe is a Paris icon and well worth a visit. Marvel at the traffic swirling in the roundabout, gaze down the Champs-Elysees, pay tribute at the tomb of the unknown soldier, or climb to the top for great views of Paris.

If visiting a number of attractions, get the Paris museum pass which allows priority access to various galleries, museums and other attractions.

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“fantastic visit to Arc De Triomhe”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Really liked the architecture & the carvings of the attraction

Visited July 2011
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“Must see stop”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

I wouldn't want to take a turn around the arc in a car but the sight is amazing.

Visited June 2012
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“Sure, see it, you're in Paris, but don't plan a long visit!”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

It was smaller than I thought it would be and there was so much traffic circling it that it was difficult to even get a decent picture! The best picture spot was from the middle of the Champs Elysee while crossing it (quickly!).

Visited June 2012
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“Surprisingly wonderful”
Reviewed 14 June 2012 via mobile

The Arc was super close to our hotel, so visiting was a no-brainer, but I don't think I would have gone to the top had it not been for my husband wanting to do so. Very glad he did! It was amazing, breathtaking---and I do not like heights. The view of Paris was stunning. Caution: Lots of steps so you need to be able to handle them.

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