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Arc de Triomphe

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 55 37 73 77
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Ranked #23 of 629 Attractions in Paris
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This monument was created to recognize those who fought and died for France in the Revolutionary. Este monument for construido por orden de Napoleon en honor a los que pelearon y caidos por Francia en la Revolucion.

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the arc de triomphe in April last year when on a city break with my now 'fiancé' after visiting the arc de triomphe to look around we then realised access was available to go up, this was of course where I got down on one knee and popped the question. So to us we love the place.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Iconic Parisian landmark in the middle of an unbelievably busy roundabout, the Arc de Triomphe is @ the top of the Champs Elysees. Thankfully there is an underground tunnel below (don't try crossing the roundabout unless you have a death wish) that gets you to the ticket window, 9 Euros. After you get your ticket, it's either an elevator ride... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's bigger than I thought but what a monument. When you visit try to be there for 18:00 as they light the flame for the unknown solider. Makes you a bit misty

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Christmas market lights on the Champs Elysees were flickering, and we spent a moment just taking it all in, before heading under the road and emerging in the centre of the roundabout the Arc lives on. I was not prepared for the climb to the top of the Arc, as it’s a spiral staircase with 284 steps that takes... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing 360 view of Paris. The structure itself seems underwhelming, but offers a small piece of history and you can see every direction of Paris from the top. Stairs are tiring, but worth it. A bit overpriced for the experience. Worth stopping if you got the Museum Pass like we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A very interesting monument and a landmark of the city. It is worth the visit. It has some cultural interest but, above all, a great view over the city, mainly over the Champs Elisées.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Go with the Museum Pass- skip the line! Go around sunset to get some great pictures. It wasn't crowded when we were up there, and we got some excellent pictures. It was very romantic.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't realise you can actually go all the way up the Arc de Triumphe until the commentary informed us on Hop on Hop off bus tour. Cost is €9 each & the only way up & down is an amazing spiral staircase but well worth the effort evan for one so unfit, so take your time! Just a wonderful... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Arc is a must do photo op. The night lighting makes for a great photo. You know you're in Paris when you pop out of the Metro and see that famous landmark.

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