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Arc de Triomphe
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$15.10*
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace...
Ranked #14 of 1,314 things to do in Paris
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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 November 1, 2012

This was amazing the work that goes into these buildings is spectacular. we didn't go to the top as the Ques were to long to do this

Thank IrelandSinead
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The strategic location of the Arc du Triomphe will enable you to see the landmarks of Paris in a glance.

The Arc du Triumphe is an impressive building with the eternal flame on the base. You can go up to the top and enjoy the best views.

Make sure you read about Paris history before coming here, you will enjoy it more.

To get to the arch use the underground passages, do not try to cross the street. It is dangerous.

Thank tbaurez
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I loved going up the stairs all the way to the top! One of the most beautiful views of Paris I have seen. They also have one of the best souvenir shops inside. They offer different stuff to your typical souvenir stores on the champs elysee.

Thank Hess84
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Getting there is a real puzzle! You can see it but you can't get to it! Please you must never attempt to cross the roads except via the zebra crossings and then once you think you've found it you have to negotiate which subway to take, and you may find yourself on a tube station instead of up the other side. It's all good fun I suppose! Once there however, and a climb up the 300 odd steps to the top it's a lovely view. Try to go just as the sun is starting to go down and then you catch all the lights coming on down the Champs. Worth going, but a maze to get to!!

Thank bryanandchrissie
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

It's a bit of a climb so you better be fit or take a few breaks during the climb, The view from top is ok but not sure its worth the euro 11 entry fee.

Thank AmsterdamEscape
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