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“An excellent experience” 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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Fee: Yes
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
Hamburg, Germany
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“An excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

During all my visits to Paris, I ensure that I spend a couple of hours here, overlooking Champs Elysee. Even when I do not want to stand in queue to take the tickets to go to the top, I would stand at the foyer on the ground and see the traffic passing by.

The view of sunrise and sunset are excellent where you can see La Defance Grand Arch on one side and Concorde on the other. However, the view from the top is breathtaking.

What I missed here was the audio guide which would have been very helpful in understanding the history behind it.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Arvind Kumar S
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“Great View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had a tough time finding the entrance from across the street, but once we got to the middle it was worth it. Climbing to the top was fairly easy as well. There was no real line and tickets were not very expensive (i think 8euro). We got some great pictures from above the arc. Also it was great watching rushhour traffic in the circle. Not sure how there are not more accicents. i would recommend this climb over the eifel tower.

Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Totally worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Buy the ticket, climb the stairs, feel triumphant. Amazing views over the city and the knowledge you're standing inside such an iconic monument is unreal.

1 Thank HuzKa
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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“Great Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Let's face it.. there are a things you can climb in Paris.. Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Couer, etc. Arc De Triomphe is an easier climb compared to most. The views are wonderful. It's a great spot to take a picture with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Journalists and educators can get a discount on admission if you carry the proper ID.

Visited June 2013
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“Nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

It is just crazy to stand kind of under it and just watch the crazy traffic of Paris. Remember also to take some pictures from a good distance.

Visited August 2012
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