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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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I always visit the Arc de Triomphe when I visit Paris, to honor the veterans who are memorialized there, especially the veterans of Indochina, who, like me 15 years later, served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I always visit the Arc de Triomphe when I visit Paris, to honor the veterans who are memorialized there, especially the veterans of Indochina, who, like me 15 years later, served in Vietnam in the Armed Forces. It is an awesome edifice, take your time walking around. There are stairs to the top of the Arc, where there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The eternal flame burning is very moving Great view from the top if you can manage the stairs Watching the traffic around it from the top is barmy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful monument, a must see. Especially at night. Take the roof top tour on a clear paris evening to see the city of Paris come alive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Yes. It's a beautiful monument which is a famous landmark in Paris. It more beautiful from the far off distance. It's giant gaps in the and middle looks really huge when seen from nearby. The architectural structure is really beautiful and worth watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are only going to get one view of the city, this is the place to go. The location is perfect to see every major sites and the Eiffel Tower. I barely made it up the spiral staircase, but it was worth it after I finally caught my breath. They have a small exhibit on the floor beneath the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had a buggy and there was a lift on the arc. But steps down under ground to get to it. This provided awkward. But. I wanted to get closer. Til i got there i didnt know you could actually go ontop of it so this was interesting. Ive a huge fear of heights. But i did it! Lovely shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Arc is a must! It's amazing to watch the traffic coming from all different directions and going around it. You can walk up inside and get a great view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you have 5 hours between trains and want to see the city - leave the luggage at the train station or don't take the subway. It's murder trying to get the luggage through the turnstiles. This was a pretty cool site and easy enough to get to from the train station. We saw the arch and then walked down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We climbed up 100s of stairs at the Arc de Triomphe.. Without knowing how many we had to climb, we climbed them all in a jiffy.. Though went slightly out of breadth in between once .. But the tread of the stairs and the spiral is very comfortable. We climbed during the day and saw Champe Élysées and rest of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A good place, I suppose it is symbolic, but not in human scale. The avenues are fantastic and it was very clean and safe.

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