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“Monument of Triumphal Arches”
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 2,254 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 8, 2017

It's one of the landmark and to attraction in Paris!!!

Viewing the Arch is free, but if you want to climb to the top it's charge 12 euros, then you will get to see 360 degrees view of Paris.

The Paris Arc of Triumph was ordered by the Great Napoleon to pay tribute to his victories. Today, a flame is burning endlessly, referring to the First World War and the Unknown Soldier who is buried here.

I was running out of time for sight-seeing, but I wanted to make sure everyone got to see the Arc de Triomphe. The monument located at the west end of famous Champs-Elysees and is just a few steps from nearest Metro Station.

Thank sivarnee
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful views of Paris, if not the most!
12€ entrance fees, and a lot of stairs for a very historical building , center of the "place de l'étoile". It's absolutely gorgeous.
There also is a gift shop and a history lesson in the top of it.

Thank Justiiiiine
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Very moving, the constant flame under the arc renders me speechless. Sitting atop the bus, we were close and saw first hand the musicians and the interesting crazy traffic in the roundabout around it. There were about six lanes filled with buses and often the cars crossing two three lanes with no problem. People are polite, skilled, this is not the U.S.!

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

How about having that at the end of your street!!! Stunning architecture. Very busy traffic, both vehicles and people. Great shopping and a lovely buzzy atmosphere. Restaurants good.

Thank FranMO1
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Work through the lines and go to top. Use two euros to collect coin for memorabilia.

Such a beautiful view and read about the history, from Napoleon to WWII.

Thank SBByler
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