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Arc de Triomphe

Place de l'Etoile, 75008 Paris, France
01 55 37 73 77
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Ranked #29 of 764 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Be ready to climb several and i mean several steps but when you reach the top, its worth it. Also, If your a student in europe, carry a proof and you get free entry. This was a very pleasant surprise for me and my friends and we saved about 12 euros. The view is amazing and get to see how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Located at the end of the Champs-Elysees , in the heart of the "Place de l'Etoile" (The Star square) , memorizing the proud and glory of the French Nation and the Napoleon's military victories , If you are in the Champs-Elysee , you must take the stairs down of a pedestrian tunnel that lead you to the Arc de Triomphe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This place was pretty beautiful and offered a really great view of Paris. I really do feel there should be a bit of a warning with this place. As tall as it is you have to take the stairs to the very top all in a spiral that can be very tiring and when you reach the top surprise there... More

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Gardendale, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I guess I never knew just how large the Arc de Triomphe is. When you begin at Place de Concord and walk down the Champs Elysees, it just keeps on getting larger. But the fine details of the Arc when you get there is absolutely stunning. Then you climb up the Arc, about 200 stairs? Great views from the top.... More

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Arc du Triomphe is one of those classic must see sites in Paris, which celebrates Napoleon's military victories. Using the Museum Pass for admission, we climbed to the top to enjoy great views of the Champs Élysées and the area surrounding the Etoile de Charles de Gaulle.

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Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Historic Arch of Triumph, where hundreds of years ago it was used as a major transit point of Napoleon's troops after the many battles. Obviously it is still there in perfect and maniacal beauty, with its many carvings and sculptures. You can get close to touching progressing through the underpasses. There is also the chance to climb on top of... More

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Horley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you go to Paris you have to see this. It's a bit of a con paying 10 euros just to walk up some stairs to the top but nonetheless it's worth doing just to see the sights at the top which in my opinion are just as good as the Eiffel Tower!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We really got a sense of how Paris was laid out in a star shape. Just a fabulous view. Wasn't that crowded and with the musee Paris, entrance is quick and painless.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you are in Paris, definitely put a few hours aside to climb to the top! It is such an amazing view and we took so many great photos!

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is the monument for the solder who died in the II. Wold War. It is a worthy memorial. Inside the building is the exhibition. The view is like then the Eiffel tower from the top.

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