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Arc de Triomphe

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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 55 37 73 77
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to...
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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You must see while in Paris, and daily (I beleive) ceremony in late afternoon for the War Vets with music etc The center of Paris you will probably drive around it a few times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

You must see while in Paris, and daily (I beleive) ceremony in late afternoon for the War Vets with music etc The center of Paris you will probably drive around it a few times anyway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely do not cross the road. Take the underpass. Very crowded - as expected but something one must definitely do when in Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Arch is so familiar in the heart of Paris. It's worthwhile to go there and read the history. Also the site of France's tomb of unknown soldier from WW I. As an aside you will have to use the underground walking tunnel to get to the arch as the street has heavy traffic and no observable pedestrian crossing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Another amazing historical piece of Paris city. Full of history. A "must see" place in Paris and only a few mins away from rue de Champ Elysee

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

As i walked up Champs Elysse, it was standing there. It looks great , specially with the lights at evening. Its not that special i think, but you have to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Get some really great photos from here, it is very beautiful and would definitely recommend if in Paris. There are quite a few stairs to get to the top, but it's not that bad. And it does get quite cramped up the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

You can't go to Paris and not visit the Arc de Triomphe. Do not attempt to cross the road - take the underpass!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Spectacular when snapping a photo upclose. It's also located very near to Champs De' Elseeys hence so much easier to find your way and do some shopping after few shots of photo taken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

No trip to Paris can be considered complete without a photo of the Arc de Triomphe. There's not a lot to do around, what is in fact, just a large roundabout but you still need to see it and take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Again just walking around is fun. Ofcourse far too crowded for my liking but again its a must see in Paris. Try and the the ceremony in the evening at about 7, the French Version of Change of Gaurds. ofcourse the World Famous Champs Elysees is right there and a must walk. Just a caution, beware of pickpocketers.

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