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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
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I visited here whilst staying in Paris for a short break. I’d definitely say it is worth going to see but you also have to do some reading up on the history behind the monument as there’s not much information there. The...More

Thank Ashleigh926
Reviewed today via mobile

Literally never walked up the Arc and oh yes it is worth it Such beautiful views, you can drink in the sheer splendor of the French from up here and of course it has meaning and history too The steps are hard going don’t feel...More

Thank southbank10
Reviewed yesterday

Arc de Triomphe is a spectacular artwork with brilliant history. I have been in Paris four times and must come to see this Art Work every time, especially in the evening.

Thank Nelson_BC_Canada
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect view of Paris on a bright spring morning. The 284 steps took around 5 mins and the whole experience took about half an hour but was worth it. Recommended

Thank Bobby A
Reviewed yesterday

I went there both at day and night. Place remains quite crowded, specially on weekends. Would recommend for every traveller.

Thank anisul i
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much of history attached to this place especially with Napoleon Bonaparte. Very beautiful to see this at night

Thank Roshan G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely worth a visit but only to the outside. I'm afraid I didn't find anything too interesting inside but the structure and engineering are amazing. That said the view from the roof terrace looking down the champs Elysees is breath taking

Thank Graham A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All those steps are worth after the amazing View!took some really good pictures. Not good if you have someone that is disable.

Thank Nuchabh
Reviewed 2 days ago

This gem is stunning. We stayed at Hotel Belfast which was just a minute from this gorgeous attraction and close to the Metro. You can def get great pics here.

Thank mayra c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous in person and good for photos, of course! There’s not too much to say about this but it’s definitely larger in person.

Thank islascaribe
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7 February 2018|
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Response from louisedpkmarais | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is allowed we walked around with small backpacks everywhere - they do check at security points
4 February 2018|
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Response from Tobias N | Reviewed this property |
During some peak traffic hours maybe but in general there is no problem. Plus there are other routes near Avenue Champs-Élysées which has less traffic
22 January 2018|
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Response from Eman69 | Reviewed this property |
I went there kids and just blasted through. As long as adults have their tickets, accompanying children can sneak in as long as their ‘childrenhood’ is undisputable. Have fun in Paris !
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