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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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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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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place. A lot of restaurants near to enjoy. You have to walk in Champ Elysee and visit museum in the arch top.

Reviewed yesterday

I would suggest climbing the Arc de Triomphe to get the best view of Paris! You will have a great view of the Effiel Tower- excellent place to get photos! You will need to use the underground tunnels to access the Arc- do not event...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We climbed to the top one evening & loved it. The views are great! Definitely one of the best things we did during our stay in Paris.

Thank Goochorama
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow! How did we have one idea the true size of this structure? Amazing! Worth a quick visit. We did not pay to enter, just wandered the grounds.

Thank imatreehugger1974
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the arc de Triomphe yesterday and walked through the underground walkway to get right into the heart of the Arc de Triomphe which I found is the best way to access it and view it. It costs nothing to visit the Arc de...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice and memorable place. We visited while touring Paris. Very busy place . Near to the very luxury shopping area.

Thank Muhammed K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On recommendation of a friend my husband and I climbed to the top of the structure. There are about 350 stairs to climb but it is worth the effort. Not particularly expensive but the most amazing views. Coin binoculars are available and an explanation for...More

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not sure about this one but there is a lot of history to it. It's a big ARC in the middle of an around-about which is a pain to get too in my opinion as there are all these cross walks and cars...More

Thank ggak
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Arc de Triomphe is a large pillar of fantastic giantesque. It is much larger than one might expect but grand and beautiful in its stature. You can appreciate why the Arc has been named quite rightly as a 'triomphe'

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous venue, with the history itself bring enough. Well thought through with different language options.

Thank mhochen
This area is characterized by its namesake avenue
which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern
business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de
Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive
offices and presidential palaces; architecture from
19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art
galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron
Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Isabelle R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so, because my shoulderbag have about the same size. No problem: I ask a security guard in a other place in Paris. He told me taking a backbag is a problem.. but if you can easily show what it is in it... no... More
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20 June 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take night time photos up on top with your tripod: Hours(per the official website): April-Sept 10:00AM - 11:00PM Oct-March 10:00AM - 10:30PM