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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
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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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One of the highlights of the entire world! MUST SEE!!!

FREE, beautiful and inspiring. If you are in Paris even for a short period of time and you don't go here you will miss one of the great monuments in the entire world. Everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

FREE, beautiful and inspiring. If you are in Paris even for a short period of time and you don't go here you will miss one of the great monuments in the entire world. Everyone else told you how great it is, so I'll give you some specs!!! The Arc de Triomphe stands 49.5 m (162 ft) tall, 45 m (150... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Must-see things in Paris include this one, IMO. Best to go during day time and again at night, it will look completely different at night. For those who like to snap a few nice shots of it at night, do bring along a tripod to get steady shots.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A must as its only around 10€ each to go to the top, lots of steps (around 290) so I had to keep stopping as I'm quite unfit!! But worth it for the views at the top.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Paris on the last weekend of July 2015. We were staying down the street from the Arc de Triomphe so figured why not check it out. The only way to get to the Arc is to go into an underground tunnel (like a subway entrance) across the street and then there's a ticket booth. I think it's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is Paris another famous landmark, it's worth the trip there one time . In order to reach the Arc you have to find the underground passage located at one side of the intersection. The line ups were huge and motionless, inside the passage very hot. Probabaly the best time to visit would be off season spring or fall, less... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

wonderful monument, live music in evening, lots of walk from metro to get here. enjoy the hot coffee at cafes nearby, amazing

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RH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting place but not as impressive as I expected it. Busy surroundings. Not my favorite place to visit but if you happened to be in Paris and have some time to waste, go for it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a fun excursion for our family, again, children were free. Lots of stairs up, but fairly manageable. Great view from up top! Ended up with someone elses empty change purse in my own bag, so BE CAREFUL!!! pick pocketers here too! someone obviously stole someones coin purse, took the money and then dumped the evidence in my bag... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful atmospheric location, traffic is all around yet your on an island, worth the climb for the view. So much history, Napoleon / French battle victories all inscribed. Go at sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed going to the top, it can be a hard climb, or you can take the lift. The views are spectacular. You need to use the tunnel to enter and exit. You can try to cross the road when leaving but you will see why it is not a good idea. There is a small fee to enter... More 

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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 55 37 73 77
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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