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Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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$55.89*
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Skip the Line Arc De Triomphe Summit Access and Champs Elysees Highlights
Ranked #13 of 1,105 things to do in Paris
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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
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“Good pictures taken there”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Our hotel was just around the corner from the Arc de Triomphe. Good atmosphere and great shopping experience.

Visited February 2013
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“Arc de Triomphe on a cold windy evening”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

After a long walk up the Champs we headed over to the Arc de Triomphe. As we approached it was apparent some kind of ceremony was in process. We never found out what was going on but there was a gun salute and two elderly women seemed to be honored for something. It was extremely cold and windy but seeing the layout, names inscribed inside and the ceremony made the visit really nice.

Visited December 2012
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Paris, France
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“A must see when in Paris”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Everyone visits the Tour Eiffel and the Sacre Coeur but the view from the Arc de Triomphe is arguably better, since you can see the Tour Eiffel etc and the Hausmannian avenues that stretch in all directions. 11 avenues converge on Etoile. The history of the French battles is fascinating as is the history of the different reliefs on the outside of the Arc. However I advise you to read up about it beforehand - it will heighten the experience.

Visited August 2012
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“OK but not much to do”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

That famous monument only offer a nice architecture. It's a symbol from ancient wars. However, there is not so much to do. The Arc de triomphe is in the middle of a REALLY big roundabout with huge traffic. You can go in the middle with an path under the road.

Visited February 2013
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“Emotional”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I was surprised that visiting and viewing this monument was emotional. The entire thing is dedicated to the victories of France as well as the WW I and WW II joint effort. The monument is huge - I had no idea it was so big. The views from the top were amazing. A must see for history buffs.

Visited September 2012
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