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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 1,124 things to do in Paris
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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
Kozhikode, India
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“Must visit at night”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

This place is a stunner at night. You could climb up for a fee and the view is amazing. The Eiffel tower can be seen in all it's nighttime beauty from here..

Visited October 2013
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Ravenna, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fun to watch the traffic from above”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We hopped off a tour bus to visit the Arc de Triomphe and were glad we did. We walked up the 200+ steps to get to the top but there is an elevator for those unable to walk. From the top you can see the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful streets of Paris. Besides great photo opportunities it's fun to watch the traffic go around the circle. I felt like a kid watching fish swim around a fish tank.

Visited June 2013
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Northern Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Wonderful insanity !!”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This was one of the most beautiful sights ever . It was also a crazy place to try to drive , Only once we got there did we find out about the tunnel to the Arc. There are so many lanes of traffic, no markings , no lanes , vehicles seem to just aim for the road they want to take out of the round about . The views at the top are breathtaking !! The Museum pass is a worthwhile purchase , it covers the price of the Arc . A definite must if you want a great set of views of a beautiful city . Loved it .

Visited May 2013
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Perth WA
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“Lift out of order”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I visited the arc de triumph on a day when the lifts were out of order! We had to climb a very steep spiral staircase to the top but the view was worth every step! It's a panoramic view of the centre of Paris and the streets radiate in a circle out from here - I think its the best view of beautiful Paris.

Visited December 2012
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The arc was pretty kul, but whatever you do DO NOT DRIVE TO IT OR AROUND IT! What a nightmare. Twelve streets coming into one roundabout with absolutely no road markings and street signs practically invisible on the sides of the buildings. I am sure that the arc is pretty kul when you are on foot, and it was kul looking from the glimpses I got of it, but the driving around it is insane (worse than anything we experience in Rome or Italy).

Visited November 2013
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