Arc de Triomphe
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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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Neighbourhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
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  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
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OneEyedGuide
London, UK87 contributions
Nov 2022
The view of Paris is worth the wait to get up. Get skip the line tickets online. Kids have discounted tickets. Online skip the line tickets only get you to skip the ticket booth line. Once at the monument you will stand in line with everyone else. If you are handicapped and cannot do steps, you should go to the front of the line to access the elevators.
Written 26 November 2022
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Jade M
St Austell, UK623 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We walked here from near the Eiffel Tower and it was an amazing sight to see. Queues of people waiting down the middle of the busy street to take photos. There is also an underpass which is safer than running across the huge roundabout!
Written 23 November 2022
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6_Speed_Automatic
Covington, LA245 contributions
Nov 2022
There is an underground entrance on the outer ring of the road that surrounds the Arc. Us this for it leads to the ticket entrance and adjoining subway station.

Once past the ticket entrance of the arc, you climb a very steep set of steps (approximately 4 - 5 stories high) in the arc to a reception area. If not fit to climb the steps, its incumbent upon yourself to request the use of an elevator which is located in a different leg of the arc.
The reception area has some artifacts and a brief video history of the arc. Then you climb a short flight of stairs to the open top of the arc. Great photo ops and selfie material.

NOTE: if using the metro system, the corresponding subway stop is listed as "Pl Charles de Gaulle" and not "Arc de Triomphe". Charles de Gaulle is the name of the ring road surrounding the arc. This added to some confusion as to when to exit the metro train.

As always, buy your tickets in advance!! Those waiting to buy at the door were delayed to accommodate those with existing tickets.
Written 20 November 2022
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joannas322
Exeter, UK72 contributions
Nov 2022
Since my last visit they have renovated and improved the steps and facilities overall. Perfectly located for a prime panoramic view of Paris, to access you need to climb 284 steps but they're quite shallow and well lit. I've been visiting here since I was a young child, and enjoy seeing the subtle changes to the vista. Definitely a must-do thing on every trip to Paris.
Written 20 November 2022
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Elizabeth H
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Oct 2022 • Couples
A magnificent monument, and the view from the top is easily the best in/of Paris - much better than from the Eiffel Tower! You’re high enough to see the whole city, but not so high that everything looks tiny and remote; you can really clearly see the layout of Paris, with the beautiful boulevards and uniformly lovely Haussmann buildings; and you can, of course, see the Eiffel Tower! (/Get her in your photos)
Written 18 November 2022
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SurreySonic
Walton, UK159 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We purchased tickets as part of a bus tour. The queue moved quite quickly, waited approximately 20 minutes to get through security.

I should have done my research, there were lots of steps, on a circular staircase! We stopped at the first level to look at the museum, then carried on to the upper level.

The view was magnificent, worth the climb to the top. A definite must if you are able to manage the stairs as often the disabled lift is not working.
Written 16 November 2022
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r f
Darwen, UK49 contributions
Nov 2022
Ok firstly do NOT try to run across the road to get to the Arc you will most likely not make it. You have to look around and you will find a subway that takes you under the road and right under the Arc. Great for taking selfies. It was busy in quiet November wouldnt want to see it during peak times. Id prob give a 4 star if I managed to get to the top but due to lack of time and the fact that there is no lift for average person gave that a miss.
Written 14 November 2022
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Aiyana C
Houston, TX23 contributions
Nov 2022
Handicap Accessible! The best part was the little old French lady nearly in tears because she could finally go to the top. I have a cane so looking into accessibly ahead of time was a must. The employees were helpful and accommodating despite the language difficulties.
Written 11 November 2022
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Dick L
Beaconsfield, UK35 contributions
Nov 2022
It is a long climb up but on a good day well worth the effort. With a Paris Museum Pass you can skip the queues.
Written 10 November 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,300 contributions
Nov 2022
Roman-inspired, it was dedicated in 1836 by King Louis-Philippe to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried here in 1921. It is a fair walk up the Champs Eylsees to the site but well worth it. As luck would have it, the arch was closed the day visited due to a 'social movement'. While the ascent gets unique views over Paris, there is no better view than looking at it near the massive roundabout surrounding it.
Written 10 November 2022
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