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Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 2,252 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 June 2018

Beautiful. The way it is lit at night is spectacular. Impressive view from the top. Quite a lot of steps so be prepared.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The arc is reminiscent of many iconic landmarks. It is a symbolic and somber place to the French, so respect what it stands for when you visit. Its the busiest traffic circle on the face of the earth. I appreciated both emotions. Lots of fun and walk the neighborhood
great spot!

Thank Rudolph V
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the Arc de Triomphe yesterday it is just remarkable how detailed it is. There are a lot of stairs but when you get to the top the views are stunning you are looking out on all of Paris seeing the Eiffel Tower is just lovely. Then when you come down and look at it from the outside it’s gorgeous. Really recommend it we had skip the line tickets too which was a good idea as it gets quite busy.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

It is an ICON so it is a must see! Once is enough. In the middle of traffic chaos...crossing the circle is the real adventure....

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

On my first trip to Paris years ago, I did not get to go up to the top of the Arc, so I made sure to do so this trip. The walk up the stairs was difficult for me due to a heart issue, but it was well worth it once we got up there. The views are amazing! The museum was very informative, also, but the views are what it is all about!

Thank Coleen W
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