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Arc de Triomphe

Place de l'Etoile, 75008 Paris, France
01 55 37 73 77
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Ranked #30 of 755 Attractions in Paris
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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... more » 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Loved visiting the unknown soldier in the year of 100 years since the start of WWI. Great views from the top. Was great to watch the traffic on the "roundabout" below and to watch some crazy people trying to cross.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went for the climb the steps option ..300 steps and we were at the top. It didn't take too long and we were rewarded with great views. It was fun watching the nutty traffic on the round about although it was difficult to clearly see the cars from the top. The kids 8 and 10 had had enough after... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Arc de Triomphe is a wonderful museum, landmark and a great place for pictures. Avoid taking pictures from street level unless you don't mind tons of others doing the same. It is beautiful with so many architectural delights. The climb up the stairs is a killer on the legs but do it. The view from the top is so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing!! Wonderful!! You cannot go to Paris without seeing the Arc de Triomphe. We went on a very hot day. I think I would've enjoyed more in a cooler day. But anyway, it was great. Try to avoid July and August.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Long lines though and not much more than the views, but it is still worth a visit it is your first time in Paris!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Glad we took this walk at night because of less crowds and the beauty of the lighting. Wonderful architecture that is a must see .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is absolutely brilliant and provides a stunning backdrop to the champs elysees. But i would not recommend going on top of this. I would say notre dame is much better its free if you are aged under 25 and are an EU citizen but in my opinion just look at it and move on

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I climbed up the Arc de Triomphe with my 3 children (9,13,15) at 1030 pm and we all agreed that this is the best place to view and feel the Paris vibe. The view of the busy Champs Élysées and the streets below and the light show from the Eiffel Tower were just breathtaking . Maybe we were lucky but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

When we were there they were renovating so the outside was covered in scaffolding which was disappointing. Unfortunately, we did not get to go up because it seemed closed (they were doing a Tiffanys opening down the Champs and I believe a photo shoot was happening here).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a must see while in Paris. What a crazy round-a-bout! Be sure to climb the many stairs to the top for great views of this beautiful city :) Better view than from Tour Eiffel.

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