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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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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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The ultimate test of driving skill!

The legend is that the final test before a prospective driver is turned over to the mercies of the Bureau of Driving Licenses is negotiating the roundabout of the Arc de Triomphe... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was nice to see the beautiful architecture and the ambience was great. Paris is a city with such beautiful architecture that this alone did not wow me.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

been here before but wanted to see it once again- tried to cut across the street and almost got run over- forgot there is an underground tunnel to access

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The legend is that the final test before a prospective driver is turned over to the mercies of the Bureau of Driving Licenses is negotiating the roundabout of the Arc de Triomphe. It's very difficult - I've done it but it's not something I intend to repeat unless there is no other way. There are six major roads that enter... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arc de Triomphe h like the historical sites and this is one of the best in Paris i took videos and pictures in

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Doncaster, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited at night. It is fairly central and gave us super views of Paris lit up for the evening. There are 284 steps to the top but a couple of places to take a break if needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love history. I majored in it. But this didn't thrill me. I have seen numerous photos and paintings of historic moments at the arc but the arc itself is not as inspiring as I thought it would be in person.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a cold showery day. Took us awhile to workout how to get across to it, with the roundabout that surrounds it being a no go zone for pedestrians. There's an underground tunnel. Keep circling till you find it. Once there, you queau for a security check and then it's 234 steps to the top, no lift. Once there... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great sight to see as long as you skip going up to the top. Walk by and get your picture taken in front of it and admire the architecture but going up is kind of a tourist trap and waste of time

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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We took a bus tour that incorporate the Arc de Triomphe into the route and I'm glad I can say that I've seen it, but I wasn't overly impressed. It was really cool to drive down the Champs-Élysées and see the iconic structure at the end, and we got some really good photos, but I'm glad that we only saw... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing to see in Paris. Such a fabulous landmark. However very very busy and very hot! Still an amazing experience though!!

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