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Arc de Triomphe
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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
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We visited the Arc after a walk down the Champs-Elysee and it was great to see. The Arc is very impressive and there were flowers and candles laid for the tomb of the unknown soldier. We braved the traffic and walked into the "picture circle" to take pictures and it was a little harrowing with the cars buzzing by. To get over to the Arc you need to take the underground passage and never attempt to cross the circle. There are many petition girls around so be prepared. The climb to the top isn't bad and the steps aren't as narrow as the Notre Dame Towers. The view from the top is beautiful and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Definitely worth a stair climb to the top, views are spectacular! Imagine being high in the centre of a wheel looking outwards like spokes of a bike, the streets lead directly into the centre. Standing at such height gives you perspective of the importance of this Arc de Triomphe and it's historic relevance. The beauty and majestic tree lined Champs Elysee is breath taking from this height.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

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.

Thank Kristen T
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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!

Thank Jodi L
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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!!

Thank Renea W
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