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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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One of the attractions to visit. Great place to sightsee Paris & enjoy the tourist atmosphere around. We went during thr day & again in the evening for a stroll

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the attractions to visit. Great place to sightsee Paris & enjoy the tourist atmosphere around. We went during thr day & again in the evening for a stroll

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We walked to the Arc upon our arrival in Paris. It was nighttime, so there were very few tourists and we were able to get tickets easily and climb the stairs to the top. The view was amazing! This is a beautiful architectural piece and I wouldn't miss it if you're in Paris. The climb to the top isn't TOO... More 

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Hi everyone , Well I must say this one caught me by surprise. Im the kind of traveller who doesn't really do much research on a lot of places SOO naturally I assumed there would be lift access to the top...... no there wasn't! So warning people - there is spiral stairs and ALOT of them 😂 and you can... More 

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When I first arrived in Paris 25 years ago, this was the first place my friend took me on a motorbike. He just drove me around and I was lucky enough to be able to see it at dusk. It still stands just as regal and as impressive as the first day I saw it. Every time I see another... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a work of art! Historic! Lots of tourists but you can find time to get a special photo without others in the background!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the opportunities to drive around Arc de Triomphe at least three times. Magnificient and I really enjoyed the three occasions. Be careful with heavy traffic here though, if you aren't familiar with driving in France. No driving anywhere is comparable to this drive from Arc de Triomphe all the way to La Place de la Concorde on Champs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An impressive place to visit, the views from the top of the city are excellent and the information in the displays are very informative

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walk here several times a week as it is where my wife catches the RER A in the morning and I take the opportunity for an early stroll. The arch is an imposing and impressive monument set in the middle of Paris's busiest roundabout. The tomb of the unknown warrior with it's flame is a poignant epitaph to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Narrow staircase and a lot of steps but the view is well worth it. The nighttime view of the Champs-Élysées is not to be missed. For a spectacular nighttime view of the Eiffel Tower twinkling, be at the top of the Arc on the hour. The Eiffel tower twinkles for a full 5 minutes every hour on the hour and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss going to the AdT when in Paris. We drove around it several times both during the day and evening. It can be a bit of a chore to actually get out and walk around the plaza, so we chose not to.

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