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Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 2,255 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 14, 2013

Such an attraction cannot be missed while visiting Paris. We were astonished at how massive this Arc is, even bigger than it is seen in pictures. Furthermore, you have to pass by its beauty while making your way to Champs Elysee, making it more impressive each time.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

As one of the landmarks of Paris, you cannot skip it :-) It's quite amazing building & view around this very crowded landmark. However, we were still able to take some beautiful photo's without too many strangers on the back ground :-) The weather was also fortunately very good & clear with the morning sun .......

Thank Octovianus G
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Paris offers more places from where you can get a beautyfull view over the city. Arc de Triomphe offers a good view and the queu is shorter than e.g. the Eiffel Tower. You get tickets in the underground passages from Champs Elysee.

Thank Kirsten D
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

What else can I say about the Arc that hasn't already been written it's just awesome, the size, the views, the war memorial, the architecture, truly brilliant.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I think people underestimate how amazing this monument is! It is much larger than expected and it is absolutely beautiful. The views from the top are great and looking down at the chaos of the traffic circle is quite fun. The climb up is tiring but worth it.

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