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Arc de Triomphe

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Elysees)
Phone Number: 01 55 37 73 77
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Ranked #18 of 1,105 things to do in Paris
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Truly breathtaking, historic and amazing views. I've seen photos of this landmark many times in history books and it's great to finally see it in person. Lots of steps to the top, but well worth it for the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

In some ways i preferred the Arc de Triomphe more than the Eiffel tower. Reasons being due to location, located directly outside Charles De Gaule metro station and on the main shopping street, there were not as many tourists so it wasn't a hassle to get in and lastly due to price. If i remember correctly it was about 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was our 5th visit and not once have we scaled the top in decent weather conditions but it is still worth the climb either up the stairs or by the lift. Sadly commercialism has taken over a main part of the hall which we think has taken a little something away but it is still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We did this trip in the evening so we could see the lights fro the top, don't do this if you don't like stairs! Lost count how many steps but had to stop several times on the way up! Certainly makes your heart beat faster, worth every step, we got some fantastic pictures of the city from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's easy to be tempted by Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower... but the best view is from L'Arc de Triomphe. It's just so perfectly placed to see all the other lovely landmarks, plus the effect of being in the middle of the roundabout in the middle of the Champs-Elysees... it's stunning! Plus the view of the often unseen La Defense... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The trip to the top of the Arc De Triomphe is well worth the schlepp-the views are stunning and as you are a lot closer to the ground than the Eiffel tower a lot more realistic-especially down the surrounding streets, the best of those being the Champs-Elysées

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When I arrive in Paris, the first thing that i've seen is Arc de Triomphe. I feel a powerful atmosphere there. If you pass arc de triomphe you'll fimd champs elysse. There's a lot of branded boutique including louis vuiton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Must see the Arc de Triomphe. Loved the artwork and how it documents various battles and pays homage to various veterans. The pictures do not do this justice. The scale of the Arc de Triomphe is truly amazing. Also leading to the Arc is Champs Elysee - perfect ending to a great walking tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful huge building surrounded by the hustle bustle of that famous crazy roundabout. The entrance was 9 euro but a kind French couple also visiting gave us a voucher for 7 euro a ticket. The climb can take the wind out of you and make the legs very tired, many people taking a breather on the spiral staircase to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Whilst in Paris we walked along the Champs Élysées and arrived at the Arc de Triomphe. Although we had seen it before we are always amazed by its size. It really is impressive. If you take the time to walk under it, you will see some very interesting decoration in its structure. Pay a fee, and you will be able... More 

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