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Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 2,251 things to do in Paris
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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 23, 2013

Reminds one of India Gate! Very well made in Napoleon's era with carvings signifying different messages. Walk up the stairs to the top to get a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower and Champ élysées. See the displays on the upper floor.

Thank adeepankar
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you go in Paris, this should be seen ! In the middle of the Charles de Gauelle square. 2nd World most arch the Triumphal. 284 stairs to get up. The inside is a power map, which you can watch triumphant arches set up in other parts of the world. The beautiful view from the top. He can be considered the Champs-Elysees

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This amazing monument in Paris is just worth a view ... it dominates the skyline. Its wonderful carvings and the fact it sits in the middle of the Champs Elysees is a perfect setting. Actually the whole of Paris is well worth a visit if you can avoid the hundreds of Americans. We came across a few rude ones unfortunately.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very beautiful and majestic monument, the archictectural details on the monument is just magnificent. We did not go up to the top as the queue is really long and just didnt think it will be worth the wait...

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Many people will probably take lots of photos of the arch, just like the Eiffel Tower; however, not that many will pay an actual visit and admire the construction and enjoy the view up top.

These people would have missed some of the most amazing vantage points of Paris. I loved the views up there, making the mandatory stairs up there well worth it.

Thank MARK L
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