Arc de Triomphe ( Porte d'Aix )

Arc de Triomphe ( Porte d'Aix )

Arc de Triomphe ( Porte d'Aix )
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Jannerbloke
Plymouth, UK13,157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
We walked this way on one on the walks on the tourist map.as we walked across the road we could see arc de triomphe not far away on the brow of the hill so came up that little bit further. Perhaps a little smaller than it looked from a distance it was nonetheless an impressive creation. Perfectly proportioned with some great sculpture friezes and a perfect view down the straight road towards the oblique at the far end. We had to dodge the roundabout traffic to het to the centre and up against and in the arc itself. The road layout is an untidy mess, the centre was partially surrounded by partly broken down safety barriers, lots of weeds coming up through the paving and all about. If it weren't for the constant loud traffic noise and a fair number of pedestrians crossing various parts of the roads then we might almost have expected tumble weed gently bouncing and twirling about. I have now read the history of the design and building of the monument built between the mid eighteen twenties and and late thirties. I have seen the interesting comments and the YouTube footage of the unusual disturbances about a year or so ago, posted in response to my Forum enquiry as to why there had not been a previous listing of something so obviously important. The impression is given that the local tourist authorities have been trying to leave the Arc de Triomph out of the smartening up job and the publicity being given to many parts of the city for next years time as European Capital of Culture. If that is right then it seems to us as visitors as a huge gap in the important social history of the city. I am pleased that it is now listed and I strongly recommend anyone spending even only a day or so in Marseille to come up here and take a look.
Written October 25, 2012
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odeyw
geneva29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
If you want to see how not to position a monument, give this a quick visit. Maybe in a few years this area will be spruced up, but at the moment it is a rubbish-strewn landmark, ignored and pretty tatty. Imagine if this was a 'square' for pedestrians and coffee-takers.
Written June 14, 2013
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roamingkangaroo
Perth, Australia131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013
It was a great tribute to the original up in Paris but it is surrounded by old, dingy surrounds and could well do with a lease of life around it to help it stand out more.
Written May 7, 2013
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GlobeDiaries
Bengaluru, India815 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
As I was walking along the back alleys from the Old Port, I noticed a sign board which said Arc de Triomphe. I was a little confused at first, because my history books said Paris! But, this intrigued me and i foolewed the directions. From the intersection, in the far distant horizon was defintely something that looked interesting. It was situated on top of a Hillock and from the distant it was quite an impressive sight. i walked all the way up and came to this square where The Arc de triomphe, another one, was situated. It is by the side of the road so be careful when crossing. The architecture is impressive and a good place for photography.
Written May 6, 2013
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SuffeliFI
Western Finland, Finland48 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
This place is under construction and smells horrible. The arc itself is beautiful but quite small. The area surrounding it was very restless. A lot of people hanging near it, smoking weed and they were driving scooters on the sidewalk. I took a picture and left as soon as I could.
Written December 11, 2015
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Thiago M
Paris, France18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
It is sad see such monuments abandoned in downtown Marseille. The place around the arc is a place for homeless and you can noticed that the government forgot about this place a long time ago.
Written June 30, 2014
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oscar476
Horwich, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sure lots of people are telling you how good it is. Thought just mention that currently it's free on first Sunday of each month.
Written February 3, 2014
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suu
Lisbon, Portugal16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Need to be careful in this place. Marseille is amazing, but I realized my bag was opened and this guy was just behind me with his friend.
I yelled at the guy and chased after the guy and he returned the wallet with no money but with all the cards.
The worst part was everyone looking at the scene and nobody would do anything. Also I found 6 polices having a cig in a corner instead of walking around and taking care of tourists. We should be able to enjoy the city, and feel safe. Not afraid in the street.
Avoid this area, or be extra careful. Police is not gonna help you if this or something worst happens.
Written September 11, 2017
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Mario G
Porto Alegre, RS95 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
A monument in a street under construction ( for a long time), totally abandoned , dirt and unsafe to walk.
Written April 13, 2016
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NathanViva
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain478 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
The arc de triomphe is meant to be a celebration of all things French. Shouting about all the triumphant actions they have taken as a nation.

Unfortunately this arc de triomphe is nestled in the middle of never ending road works, alcoholics, hobos and gypsies.

It was a complete shock to the system for it to be so run down and just kinda plonked in the middle of what appeared to be an illegal immigrant social area. If for nothing else, it's worth visiting to see how bad it's become.

The arc itself was nice enough but a bit small.
Written October 20, 2015
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