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Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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$56.07*
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Skip the Line Arc De Triomphe Summit Access and Champs Elysees Highlights
Ranked #13 of 1,124 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Kaluga, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“on the top!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

if you ever come closer to it, please dnt be lazy and come on top! you will not be regretting, it will be great view on Paris and tower!

Visited November 2012
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“Going to the top is very much worth it”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I loved standing up top (it's a good climb!) and getting a real lay-out of the city. You can see every landmark and the star-spread of the roads. It's exciting.

Visited October 2012
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“great driving experience”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

have a licence...give it a go it's great fun to try to avoid a collisio. The French have no care or concern about vehicles

Visited May 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Again we didn't go up but...”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Walking down the Champs Elysee and slowly approaching it- watching it get larger and larger. I fully appreciated its beauty. When I go to Paris next I will stave off my fear of heights and climb the stairs LOL!

Visited November 2012
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adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“How to get across to it.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stood on the kerb and saw it across the lanes of traffic. How were we to get there? Absolutely impossible to cross the road, then we realised that you had to go through the underpass for pedestrians. Very clever.

Visited December 2011
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