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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
Fee: Yes
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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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You see it for the 1st time or 1000th time, always always impressive

I went to Paris for a shirt trip, yet I made it as a routine to walk to Arc de Triomphe every evening .. so beautiful especially at night time

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to Paris for a shirt trip, yet I made it as a routine to walk to Arc de Triomphe every evening .. so beautiful especially at night time

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were the the day that France played Portugal in the World Cup final. Was a real carnival atmosphere with the French flag hanging from the Arc de Triomphe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a great experience and although windy at the top the experiencewas well worth it the photos from the top are priceless. a must do if you can a beautiful part of town with lots of tourists, dont try and cross the raod to get to the Arc take the underground path much safer and quicker

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A hub of activity. Great place to watch the Tour de France. We stayed nearby in a rented apartment. Great location to reach the subway and see allege highlights of Paris with relative ease.

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The Arc is HUGE! I forget just how big it is. When you come out of the metro station it overwhelms you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best visited by foot because you can actually go to the top with splendid views but also great by hop on hop off bus . It's surrounded by huge traffic but traffic lights support tourists rather than traffic so little time waiting as is the case at all pedestrian traffic crossings

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After a day along the Champs Elysees, it was great to stumble across this little treasure. Well worth visiting.

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Great views of Paris. Make sure you do at sunset. I think a better view then the Eiffel Tower. Lines were not that bad.

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Another stunning sight to see in Paris, easily found if just getting off the metro. We took photographs while standing on the other side of the road before going down the steps and paying to go inside and to the top. As an EU member our tickets were free. Lots of twisting steps to get to the top but definitely... More 

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We couldn't believe the amount of traffic going around the monument. It's great just to stand there and watch the chaos. Going up on top is 250 stairs all up. Worth every moment.

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