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Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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$15.03*
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace...
Ranked #14 of 1,313 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Entrance fees to climb to the top of the Arc is minimal and well worth it. Even if you are not fit the stair climb is do able with rest stop if needed. The view are amazing of the city but can get windy.

Thank Mel M
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

you have to be there to see it. its unreal again so much bigger then what you see in magazines. well worth the visit. there is a tunnel thats goes right underneath that takes you from one end to the other. there is no way you can cross the crazy roundabout so take the tunnel

Thank JodesPerth_Australia
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This iconic monument stands for so much-triumph, pride, honour and is the centre of what's got to be the world's most treacherous roundabout!

Thank ktownon
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

a big arch in the middle of a roundabout!!too much traffic bu nice to see!didn't warrant a visit to see it close up!!

Thank Lesley M
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great place.. Just be sure to read about it before visiting, because it has some statutes and drawings on the walls that needs clarification.
Better visit it around 6.00 PM when flags ceremony takes place everyday.

Visited September 2012

Thank Mina_Rick
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