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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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Near a long stretch of hip shopping areas and food. Great views and although tiresome, such a great experience getting to walk to the top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Near a long stretch of hip shopping areas and food. Great views and although tiresome, such a great experience getting to walk to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We spent our sunday afternoon watching the final of Le tour de France next to the Arc De Triomphe and it was an amazing experience. We were in the best place to watch it and anyone looking for next year would be perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The view from the top of the Arc is absolutely phenomenal, you can see just about everything in Paris! There is an interactive museum about half-way up which is very informative and the exhibits are available in different languages. An added bonus is that entry is free for EU citizens under 25 years, we didn't know this before we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Forget about the Tour Eiffel: climb on top of the Arc de Triomphe and enjoy Paris from the top. Lines move quickly, it's greatly efficient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, construction was occurring at the top of the tower when we visited, but the view from the top was still fantastic (much better than from the fog/obscured, ultra crowded Eiffel Tower). It was definitely worth the fee to climb to the top, and as a bonus you get to add about 1,400 steps to your daily step count on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

July 30th 2015. Great view of the Eiffel Tower and city points of interest. The line assembles underground under the Arch and took about 15 minutes to get to the ticket window. After you purchase the ticket you go to street level and go through security. Once through security you ascend 284 steps up the spiral staircase to the top.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing art its so beautiful, however the approach to the attraction itself is quite scary with so many roads

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have already done an in depth review but for some reason this keeps coming up as unfinished. S o just a reminder ,do not miss this monument and if you can buy tickets on line to save queuing up twice,it gets very busy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

As first timers to Paris, there were certain things on out must see list and this was one of them. Having said that, we did not climb it, instead we were content to stand in the middle of the Champs Elyses (in the traffic island) and take photos as I wanted to see the arch itself, rather than the view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful work of architecture and is definitely worth seeing, but be very careful of the terrible traffic that revolves around the area 24 hours a day! See it, photograph it, and get away safely without being run over! Pedestrians are not safe in this area of Paris!

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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
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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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This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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