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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 55 37 73 77
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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We saw it in the day as well as at night the aura around it was magnificent !!!! Need to see it to feel it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw it in the day as well as at night the aura around it was magnificent !!!! Need to see it to feel it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You see it from far away because there are no obstruction just like the Statue of Liberty. Actually there are two Arc de Triomphe. The big one and the small one just outside the Louvre as you head towards the big one. The best place for a picture of you with the big one is right before you get to... More 

Thank Robert K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great value to climb up the stairs to capture the most amazing view of Paris from any angle! There was no queue and the entry was at a reasonable price.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must past by if you're in Paris. You can go up to the top to get a nice view especially down the Champ d'Elysee. We did not do that though due to the time and weather. since it is located in the heart of the Charles de Gaulle traffic circle, you need to go down into the metro to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right at the top of the Champees Elysee it's worth visiting before shopping! Tourists be warned of the man that's dropping his 'gold ring'

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was traveling to arc de triomph on my way to eiffel tower, if you've seen arches of triumph elsewhere you've seen this one also except it IS pretty big and marvelous, but it won't be something worth your time if not done by a guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're on the Champ Elysee, this is easy for you to check out. Beautiful and you can check it off your list!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the famous monuments in the world, no need to pay to go to the top unless you want to take pictures of the Champs-Elysees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can see it from the Eiffel Tower or from any high spot in the city. It is a nice destination to walk by. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of visitors around when we are there. It is a challenge to be able to there good photos without the crowds around your subject until my wife found a not so safe area but without the crowds and it is directly right in front of the Arc : Nearby there is a traffic light crossing, just cross halfway and... More 

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