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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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Its Magnificent, the architecture is simply breathtaking and the feel of being so close to this magnificent architecture of heritage is amazing, the roads leading from it are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Its Magnificent, the architecture is simply breathtaking and the feel of being so close to this magnificent architecture of heritage is amazing, the roads leading from it are spectacular. specially Champs-Elysees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The view of Arc de Triomphe is very spectacular. During the day it is a majestic treasure that oversee Champs Elysee. At night, it is really beautiful with all the lighting. You can seat in one of the bench in front to enjoy the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We sat across from this beautiful sight in the sunshine,eating a packed lunch and watching the world go by.. Could have sat all day,but so much to see and do in 2 days.. A must see..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to see up close but the traffic kept me fascinated for a while too. Oh my I could never drive there. But the arc is something to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This makes a great first stop on your stroll down the Champs Elysees. It is a lovely monument and part of iconic Paris. We'd originally planned to pay to go to the top (or use a museum pass) but we opted not to since we had such great views of the city from other sites we visited. Maybe next time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

A great workout walking up the stairs. Once you get to the top you get a great view of Paris. The exhibt inside though small is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

And it is very beautiful and offers a spectacular view from the top. Much easier enjoy panoranic view to Paris than to climb the Eiffel Tower

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Finding the underground tunnel to avoid the traffic took us a few minuted bit it was worth it.Traffic around the arch was out of control.The walk up the avenue was fun and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Perhaps the most popular and most visited Site in France , the Arc was originally built out of wood in the rich 16th district of Paris exactly at the Place Charles de Gaulle just at the west entrance to the Champ Elysee. It was constructed to honor those brave soldiers who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

No first trip to Paris is complete without seeing the Arc de Triomph and the Champs Elysees. It’s busy and best of luck crossing the road! Personally think the views from the Eiffel Tower are better however it’s a great tribute.

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Champs-Elysees
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.