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“Wonderful views!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Elysees)
01 55 37 73 77
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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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“Wonderful views!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We bought the museum pass which let us go to the front of the line for this attraction. The views from the top are spectacular! The Arc was close to our hotel and we actually went there twice. Once during the day then the second at night to see the Eiffel tower sparkle! It made for some great pictures!

Visited September 2011
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“Good to Drive by”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

and that's about it. If you must, going up in it is nice, but not worth the wait.

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“The Gateway to the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Beautiful at anytime of day, especially around 6pm where they have a moving ceremony with relighting the flame for the Unknown Soldier.

Visited January 2012
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

It was a lot larger than I expected. The details on the Arc are so beautiful. You can just stand back in awe and stare for hours.

Visited July 2011
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“An impressive scale not seen in photographs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The structure is only part of the attraction - the traffic and the visitors reactions are worth recording too.
There is a subway to the centre, avoiding the traffic.

Visited January 2012
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