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Arc de Triomphe
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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
Reviewed February 14, 2013

How can one not be overwhelmed by the size and grandeur of it.
Go to the tope and look at the city. Gazing the length of the Chams Elysees is a mreat way to see why Paris is Paris.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Arc de Triomphe was built by Napoleon, who wrote the names of his victorious general in it - you can see if you go under the arc. The names of the ones that lost battles were not included! You can go up, and pay for it, but I did not do it, I have friends who did and enjoyed the view. you can jst take the tunnel to go under it, you cannot cross the street on the surface level. After taking your pictures take some time to stroll down the Champs Eliysees Avenue, and have a coffee, some madeleines or macaroons! Enjoy, The metro takes you just to the point - the station is called arc de triomphe.

Thank cbonorino
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The view from atop the Arc de Triomphe is spectacular, and you don't have to wait in line like at the Eiffel Tower. There are a lot of stairs (I don't know about an elevator) so be prepared, but the view is absolutely worth the climb. Most people don't know that you can climb it, so its not very crowded. There is a neat museum exhibition inside the arc and well the view from the top cannot get much better.

Thank amy s
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We used the museum pass here without any dramas and it was well worth the walk to the top. This is a must for anyone interested in history or just wanting the experience. Not sure about previous review and metro, it's across the road, at the end of avenue de champs, etoile. Couldn't be easier.

8  Thank mynewlifeistravel
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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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