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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...more
We had been on a walking tour and ended up at the Arc. In spite of being warned of long queues and masses of people we had no trouble getting tickets and walking upstairs. The view down the road into Paris Centre is stunning and...More
The trip to arrive here on the Champs de la ... (don't know how to spell but you'll know) with its wide street and wide green area is spectacular. Once you arrive the chaos of traffic is amazing. We're told that there are frequently demonstrations...More
What a cool place! 284 steps to the top is not easy but worth the view. It cost 12 euros & if you check the website for the Arc they tell you the wait time. Do not run across traffic to get there, look for...More
A "must see" while in Paris. The view driving up to Arc de Triomphe is picturesque and the views of the city from the top are amazing. Be prepared to climb a few stairs and getting some exercise. There is a souvenir shop within the...More
So, this was my second trip to Paris. Take the time to cross under the traffic circle to the monument, and to climb to the top. IMO this is the best place to get a view of the city. Remember that pictures from the Eiffel...More
it is bigger than you think!
we climbed the top to see a beautiful view of the five avenues merging at this point of time and place. awesome! it is worth the climb. today it serves as a memorial place with an eternal flame at...More
Go to the roof top for a great view! We didn’t have any pickpocket or yellow vest issues during our recent visit, just pay attention to your surroundings. If you have mobility issues, there is a lift... you just need to... More
Go to the roof top for a great view! We didn’t have any pickpocket or yellow vest issues during our recent visit, just pay attention to your surroundings. If you have mobility issues, there is a lift... you just need to inquire