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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
01 55 37 73 77
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Ranked #23 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Paris my wife and I decided to see the Arc de Triomphe. We glad that we did. We went to the Arc around dusk. when we saw people om top of the Arc we decided to go up. We bought admission tickets, 9.50 euro apiece, and started to climb the spiral staircase. By the way... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I had limited time here so lined it up to arrive as it was meant to open to walk up. it wasn't open when I got there and was cold out so I waited down in the tunnel which was a bit creepy with armed guards walking around. I waited and waited, a line formed still waiting an hour after... More

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Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It's gorgeous, highly suggest seeing it at night as well! I did a hop-on, hop-off and found that the view from the top of the bus coming toward the Arc was just amazing at night. Loved it!

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Catania, Sicilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Beware! Before you decide to go, know that there are hundreds of spiral steps you have to take in order to get to the top! I was breathless when I got to the top! However, once we were there, we took some beautiful pictures and enjoyed the beautiful views...just wear comfortable shoes!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It's lovely but I found the arc de tiomphe carousel nicer to look at. Maybe it is because we were moving through Paris at a fast pace to try and get all the sights in but it was just as it is in photographs/tv etc. It's one of those "yes been there done that" not much else to say about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A must see while in Paris. Be careful crossing the avenue, it is very busy and big. I am always amazed with great architecture.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth the 286 steps to the top and I'v got a bad knee, you can take your own time doing this, but I made it in better shape than some younger ones I let pass me. The views are spectacular we went up at night and saw the Effiel Tower light up and then flashing as it does every... More

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Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk around fabulous cafés near by and many with outdoor dining watching the traffic and Parisian driving is hilarious . Busy place with many tourists

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when visiting Paris. You don’t need to spend a lot of time or money to take in the magnificence of this structure. It is a beautiful memorial to all those to lost their lives fighting in the French revolution and other wars. It is right at the end of the shopping district of the Champs-Élysées.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Could well have been called as center of Paris. Amazing place and definitely feels much less touristy despite all it has. It was specially pretty this time of the year as they switched on the Christmas lights early at Champs-Élysées. A must do!

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