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Arc de Triomphe
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$14.92*
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace...
Ranked #14 of 1,326 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 February 13, 2013

Arc de Triomphe was really great. We started the day at the Louvre and walked up the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Lots of stairs and not good for those with fears of heights. Lift Access is only available to those with disabilities.

Aged 18 - 26 and are an EU Citizen? Great! You get in for free.

3  Thank Shannon C
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

It's a long walk along the Champs élysées to get to the Arc de Triomphe, but worth it. Wouldn't want to try driving on the roundabout there though.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Went here with school in July 2012, we looked at it passing in a coach and it did look very impressive, wish we stopped to climb it!

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have visited the Arc de Triomphe twice, it's an amazing structure surrounded by expanding and beautiful avenues. Walking up the steps from Charles de Gaulle - Étoile metro stop you are suddenly greeted by the immense and surprisingly gigantic arch. To know a little about the history of the monument beforehand is an advantage when appreciating and understanding it, especially when in the mini-museum. I would definitely recommend going to the top, the spiral staircase is narrow and LONG but the views you are rewarded of Paris is worth the climb. Go in the morning or after 3pm to avoid the crowds.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Another attraction that doesn't really need me to go into details of what it is. Its impressive and a must see when visiting to Paris.

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