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“A touching monument overlying the tomb of the unknown soldier”
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
Ranked #13 of 1,132 things to do in Paris
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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
Brisbane Region, Australia
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“A touching monument overlying the tomb of the unknown soldier”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Situated in a perfect spot, at one end of the champs élysées, it is worth seeing the views from the top of this monument to finish off a walk down the famous street!
It wasn't as crowded as other tourist attractions that we visited, so was a nice change.
Our entry was part of using the Paris pass, which makes visiting all these places relatively stress free and no line ups.

Visited November 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Instead of going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, we went to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. It was much less crowded and we could take our time.
The view was amazing! We could see all of Paris. It was beautiful.
The stairs to the top was tiring. We are young and we were both out of breath by the top. Plus you can see down the stairs which freaked me out a little. It still was a great experience though!
Loved it!

Visited December 2012
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“Best view of Eiffel Tower in Paris!! ”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We went here about dusk and climbed the 284 steps to reach the top! The view once on top is magnificent !! Best place to take pics of Eiffel Tower !! And the panoramic view is awe inspiring!!

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“Beautiful architecture and beautiful view from the top”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

This monument is an amazing piece of architecture especially the ceiling under the arch! A beautiful place with an interesting piece of history and beautiful views from the top of various parts of the city. A must see on any tour of Paris!

Visited November 2013
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“Awesome”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Spectacular views of the city of Paris as you would expect. We decided that the line for the Eifel tower was too long so we visited Arc de Triomphe instead and it was well worth it. The climb was easy, steps or lift, there was lots of space to move around at the top for great photo shots. Informative displays inside were great. Definitely a must do in Paris.

Visited June 2013
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