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“Another MUST see in Paris”
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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$15.02*
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
Ranked #10 of 1,275 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
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We went to the Arc de Triomphe 2 times- once during the day to get pictures outside and then at night time to get more pictures and to go to the top. There is a few to go to the top but if you aren't going up then there is no fee to visit and walk around it. Views from the top of places like this are much better at night when the city is light up. It was awesome to see the Champs Elysees light up at night and was also cool to see other famous landmarks in the city from the top. There are stairs and an elevator to get to the top.

Thank Amber K
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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!

Thank Anna D
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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.

Thank jess65456
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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

Thank LondonWinnie
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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!

Thank patwoodauthor490
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