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“It's Larger Than You Think!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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2-Hour Private Tour: Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées
Ranked #13 of 1,086 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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“It's Larger Than You Think!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We walked the 300 plus steps to the top for a great view in all directions of Paris. Lots of French military history including the eternal flame. No need to cross any streets as there are tunnels for approach. Glad to see they clossed the Mickey D that was nearby when we last visited a few years ago.

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“Equivalent of India Gate in New Delhi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

One of the standard tick mark monuments of a city. Good to see from the outside or use the subway to walk to it.

Visited June 2013
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“Great view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I actually think this had one of the best views of the city and enjoyed it more than the Eiffel Tower. I would definitely recommend climbing to the top. It doesn't take too long and is worth the view and money. Also, our Paris Museum Pass once again, covered the entrance fee.

Visited April 2013
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“Exceeded Expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

This exceeded our expectations. We has a museum pass which meant we avoided queueing and could just walk straight through up the narrow, winding staircase to the top. While it was a busy and hot day in Paris we never felt crowded and the views of Paris were awesome - I actually enjoyed it more than the Eiffel tower. It was a lot bigger than anticipated and has a very interesting history. An absolute "must do" in Paris. Kids listed it as one of their favourite activities. You will not be dissapointed as long as you have your museum pass and just walk straight up to the ticket booth at the base of structure (the queue inside the tunnel if or people without the Museum Pass).

Visited June 2013
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“Wackiest traffic circle ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Sure, you can go under the tunnels and get to the arc and take some great pictures, see some great architecture, and see some nice views. But make sure you stare in marvel at the most insane traffic circle ever. Several major roads converge and there were cyclists in the road. I was a bit worried until I realized there was underground access.

Visited September 2012
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