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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
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+33 1 55 37 73 77
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10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to...

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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Feeling on top of the world

Worth the climb! Nice details on the arc. Nice view on the whole city even though the weather was grey. One part windy which made spectacular photos!

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Almere-Stad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the climb! Nice details on the arc. Nice view on the whole city even though the weather was grey. One part windy which made spectacular photos!

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Beautiful Arc de Triomphe. The traffic around the Arc is crazy. No lanes to divide the traffic. Both the Arc and the crazy round about are well worth a visit. It's an honour to visit this piece of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very scenic place. We took a lot of pics. Some people went in the middle of the road to take pics. It's a busy road so be sure to look both ways and be safe

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Wouldn't recommend climbing the arc if you're unfit - it's a lot of stairs, but the view from the top is awesome! Walking around underneath is also spectacular.

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Great place to see Paris from above, but get ready to pay €12 to access the terrace above. Overall experience is great! And I recommend you to visit this place

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The Arc de Triomphe takes you to relive the history that marked not only Paris and France but the world, in a combination of beauty, charm, joy and emotion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

because our hotel was very close, it was easy for this to be a stop. high elevation with excellent views and not crazy long lines. If close by, definitely worth the trip.

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We walked all the way from the Concorde up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe it was a good walk but we loved it. We saw so much and so many people, passed shops cafe' and lots to see. We were amazed at the sheer size of it and the details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Localized in the beginning of Champs Elysees, it is one of the famous monuments of Paris. It is possible to go up and walk on it - the attraction open untill 21, and is a very good spot for taking pictures (good view of Eiffel Tower as well). Adult ticket 12 EUR. Be aware of stairs climbing to get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Arc de Triomphe and was amazed by the chaotic roads surrounding it. Once we'd been admitted to the Arc I would have expected some warnings about the route you have to take to the top... An extremely long spiral staircase! Thankfully at the top there were seats where you could catch your breath... More 

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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 neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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