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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 yesterday via mobile

The Arc was much larger than I thought it would be. Like most monuments in Paris, the detail and maintenance is top notch. It is near both the Champs-Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. Although it's a surprisingly big and busy street, I got lucky enough...More

Thank Javier A
Reviewed yesterday

It was called Place de l'Etoile, which means square of the stars for the streets leaving the square like the corners of a star. You can climb up the Arc and the view is breathtaking. Paris to your feet and the bustling traffic around you....More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed yesterday

First time there. It was worth it; once you get up the stairs, the view is really nice. Didn't know it had so much history. Great place to visit.

Thank Arturo S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Obviously this is a Paris landmark and its actually free for a change. Unless of course you want to go to the top. I think it was €15 to do that. The traffic is chaos around there so be careful. The arc itself as an...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed yesterday

We went early, so queue was short!! I had always wanted to climb this so away we went up the tight spiral staircase!! It's definitely worth it the view from the top is great!! We got loads photographs!! Definitely well worth a visit! Coming down...More

Thank Ditravel3136
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on Bastille Day which was really cool for us. The roads had been shut down in that area as we went to see the fireworks so you could walk in the middle of the road and take your time with pictures and walking...More

Thank AlanaMike
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the most amazing monument that we seen in Paris. It is beautiful from afar and up close. We didn't go up to the top as the Tour de France was on at the time and it was closed off but apparently the views...More

Thank sarabarkley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely architecture. Horrifying roundabout. Seriously questionable drivers going around it. If you want to see this one, don't plan to drive and look. Cross under the roundabout safely. It's quite a sight.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views onto the radiating avenues of Paris is true delight and should not be missed. Must Do! Also make sure to circumnavigate the gate in a car/taxi.

Thank Sebastian K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth going up if you have 18-25s in the EU bring some identity and they are free. Student cards don't count. There are 284 steps to the top and a great central view. Worth it. Tomb of the unknown soldier is special.

Thank Steve L
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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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
10 May 2017|
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Response from dtyh7836 | Reviewed this property |
Okay that is fine
16 April 2017|
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Response from NikolPar | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will let you, you will have no problem visiting the arc this way.