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“Fabulous views of the Champs Elysee”
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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 March 23, 2013

Well worth the entrance to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. The views down the Champs Elysee either during the day or night are stunning. It's amazing watching the 12 roads all converge on the Arc de Triomphe

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have been here many times, but never to the top. I highly recommend it. It was about 12.00 and well worth the view.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

The only access is by using the underground subways around the roundabout. The stairs up to the top are steep, narrow and at times seem neverending but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. If you are visiting other tourist spots in Paris, maybe save this until the end of your visit then you can enjoy spotting the landmarks you have viewed.

Thank Jill W
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Love the view of Paris from the top, and had a nice gift shop too. A good spot to stop at and near the famous Champ Elysees.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Decided at the last minute to give this a go and glad I did, took some great pictures from the top.

Stayed for the 6pm memorial ceremony and watched the traffic get stopped by the soldiers as they marched there way up. The inside has some nice features...statues, water refill station/fountain and a pretty good souvenir shop! In all it was interesting.

Also make sure you use the underground stairs to get to the monument & not run across the round about!

Thank HayleyPuck
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