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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 55 37 73 77
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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Great monument to visit with excellent views from the top

This one should be on most folks itinerary, Interesting views from the bottom - you need to take the underground passage to visit as crossing the street at the surface level is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This one should be on most folks itinerary, Interesting views from the bottom - you need to take the underground passage to visit as crossing the street at the surface level is prohibited. We hiked up the stairs - not too tough a climb as you can go at your own pace. The city views at the top are really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Climbing up to the roof is a must. The Arc is a destination monument and a sight to behold from the Eiffel Tower and other elevations in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A standalone classic, for sure! No trip to Paris would be complete without a photo nearby. I have only been to Paris one other time and somehow missed seeing this from my left bank hotel. So glad we stayed on the right bank this time....both are wonderful but it was always comforting to be able to look down the champs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is one of the landmarks you must see. Family enjoyed taking pictures and then continuing our walk to the Eiffel Tower. Make it a part of your tour of the monuments. Fun to see the traffic driving around the monument too. Very fast paced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

it has above 400 steps to go up n 400 steps to come down view from top is good we can see all the 7/8 street can also see eiffel tower chams elyees etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visited near midnight and the place was packed with people walking around. Use the underground tunnel to avoid run over by cars, buses, motorbikes. Take pix from far away b/c it's huge. Much cooler at night, but the photos won't be that good...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Did you know you could walk to the top of the Arc? Go underground to the center of the square, and there you can buy a ticket and walk to the top. Lots of stairs, and don't do it if you are somewhat claustrophobic as the stairs are tight, but it is fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Would have been nice to have had more information about the monument and a bit more signage to find it but overall definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Did not want to walk up hundreds of stairs. Was not told there was a lift. Nice monument to walk around and photograph. Very beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A grand view of Paris without the crazy, long lines of the Eiffel Tower. Easy climb to the top. I would recommend doing this first so as to get your bearings in Paris. After the view from the top, I understood the layout of Paris better. Make sure that you don't try to cross the street- the roundabout is crazy!... More 

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Address: Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 55 37 73 77
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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