We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“One of the ten must visit in icons of Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Book In Advance
More Info
$74.02*
and up
2-Hour Private Tour: Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées
Ranked #13 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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
Cairns
Level Contributor
42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of the ten must visit in icons of Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Arrived easily by metro at Charles De Gaulle Etoile and afterwards walked back into the city via the Champs Elysees. No longer an avenue where lovers meet, and stroll, it is a commercial strip of major upmarket shopping chains.
The Arc itself remains a special place in history dedicated to those who fought and died for France in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It is not simply a place to visit and to take a photo of the tomb of the unknown warrior but to take time out to remember that so many of the French over the centuries have faced the challenge of war in defence of their country and their people and eventually democracy.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank DKCairns
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

31,178 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18,426
    9,937
    2,498
    236
    81
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Must be seen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This has to be seen, as one of the notorious Paris sights. A very busy area, but you can combine the visit with a walk down the Champs Elysees - wear comfortable shoes!!

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Flapjack005
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
montreal
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“photo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

i think this is a perfect place for pictures, you see behind you the beatiful champs elysees, but french are crazy when they drive

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank jean g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Prepare for a workout - no lift - only Stairs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

What a view - What a sight - What a historic monument - Very enjoyable views and excellent workout - go enjoy an excellent French Pastry and coffee when you get down.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank craig-loly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Midlands, UK
Level Contributor
90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“It's a long climb..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

The Arc do Triomphe offered some of the best views across Paris from above, but be aware that it really is a long climb to the top. It was worth it though.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank mister_phillie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Arc de Triomphe also viewed

 
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Arc de Triomphe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing