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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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Even more astonishing in person than in all the photographs and postcards we have seen. Great architectural detail and a symbolic sight in Paris.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Even more astonishing in person than in all the photographs and postcards we have seen. Great architectural detail and a symbolic sight in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful historic arch with splendid views that are not crowded. Solemn place of honor for French servicemen, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After Eiffel tower, Louvre museums I would say this comes at 3rd topmost attraction in my list. Be prepared to climb hundreds of stairs (forgot the actual number of stairs..may be about 400?) But this is worth once you are at the top. The views of all the streets radially converging at this monument are simply beautiful. The view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Get there reasonably early to avoid too much queuing. With getting on for nearly 300 steps, it's not the easiest of monuments to visit, but if you pace yourself and rest a little on the way up, the view is so well worth the effort!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Yes we climbed the 5 million steps (exaggerating but it's really not for he faint of heart )and got to the top to see Paris in all her glory. So lovely

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice view of the city. Included as one of the attractions in the Paris Pass or Museum Pass. Great for visit in the evening or night time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We nearly missed this wonder. Drove past and saw from a distance but it wasn't until a week later and on our last day we decided to go. It is very special with memorial to France's unknown soldier, great architecture, and the views of Paris.....well you will have to see it to believe for yourself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of those iconic landmarks that truly takes your breath away, particularly when seen from the long sweep down the Champs D'Elysees. Simply well worth seeing, I did a double take on seeing it in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Driving by car is totally insane! there are no rules at all! run for ur life and ur car's! Besides the beautiful architecture of the Arc, the best for me was the big show of the cars driving around it almost crashing to each-other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is part of the capitals arquitecture. It's a great piece of monument where you have to go and take a selfie or two just make sure you don't get to close to the road and to the terrible drivers that can't do a roundabout.

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