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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 55 37 73 77
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Iconic Paris landmark!

The Arc de Triomphe is a very impressive historical landmark. It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate his victory at Austerlitz. The Arc de Triomphe is the... read more

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The Arc de Triomphe is a very impressive historical landmark. It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate his victory at Austerlitz. The Arc de Triomphe is the biggest arch in the world. It overlooks the Champs-Elysées avenue and is located in the middle of Place de l'Étoile: Paris' famous and very busy roundabout! It has approximately 8 to... More 

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A must see for anyone visiting Paris. So much of the city's history is embodied in this single monument. The view offered at the top is amazing, being able to gaze down 13 streets that all lead to the Arc. Definately recommend for everyone!

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It's a lot larger than I thought! Beautiful arch right in the middle of traffic. Doesn't take any time to just go and take a look and snap some photos. But it's impressive!

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The arc de triomphe was brilliant to see up close, so much history in this city. The roundabout itself is worth a visit, it's nuts. How there are not 100 accidents there a day I'll never know, apparently car insurance doesn't count once your on the roundabout. If you have a scrape your own insurance covers just yourself and the... More 

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Best views in all of Paris. £12€ admission though free every 1st Sunday of month. Well worth a trip to top...and did I see people marking it down due to traffic 😂😂

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What a spectacular sight!! I cant be the only one who fell in love with the Arc de Triomphe more than the Eiffel Tower. Just incredibly designed, just really difficult to see without traffic screaming around you 😒

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Be prepared to walk up a lot of stairs, welcomed into a great big hall, then walk up more stairs. Theres a gift shop up in the upper level and getting to the top is kind of sketch, but all well worth it. The views from up top are amazing. Also, friggin Napoleon built this thing and had his soldiers... More 

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I highly recommend going to the top of Arc de Triomphe. We had the Paris Museum Pass so it didn't cost us anything. The view was lovely and better than the view from the Eiffel Tower in my opinion.

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The Arc de Triomphe is beautiful and detailed. It is a spot you will want to walk around and through. The sculpting is awe inspiring. It is in a busy tourist and traffic area. Be prepared to walk and watch for traffic.

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We climbed the steps to the top at night. Excellent view. We'll worth it. Cold at the top in winter.

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