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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed going up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe it is only for physically fit people no elevators

Thank fran h
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Reviewed today via mobile

I really like the view at night when all the lights are on in the city. The last time I was there I stayed an hour at the top just to look how great the city is

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Reviewed yesterday

We only stopped here for a photo shot of this arch as it is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. Standing tall and grand amidst the busy traffic flow.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a very busy place. It does take awhile to reach it but the architecture of the arc is amazing. The open tours buses take you right through the Arc worth a visit

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Reviewed yesterday

Went up to the top to get great views of Paris. Also viewed many exhibits to explain the history and importance of this monument and the flame for the unknown soldier.

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Reviewed yesterday

This is an impressive monument which offers a 360 degree view of Paris from the top terrace. Well worth climbing 300 steps. There is an elevator but you need to ask as you enter as it is located separately from the stairs.

Thank Charlotte P
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Reviewed yesterday

The Arc de Triomphe was about a 5-10minute walk from our hotel it is a magnificent sight to behold and while we were on our trip up the Eiffel Tower we were given information on the Arc it was going to be a huge elephant...More

Thank Ann F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such an historical moment Much bigger than expected Very busy, more than I imagined a very popular monument Arc De Triomphe is a must do when in Paris Easy to reach by subway

Thank Glenn002
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Reviewed yesterday

Over 210 years ago, Napoleon decided that a memorial was needed to remember to soldiers who fought his battles! It took about 30 years to complete this National monument. It is adorned with Patriotic messages. The many Battles that were fought are inscribed... as are...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed yesterday

No real need to review this due to the current number of reviews - but, CLIMB IT!! It's not the easiest climb, but it's not incredibly difficult. NOTE: When you get to the spiral staircase, either look up from the bottom or down at the...More

Thank Charles D
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Laura G
26 May 2018|
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Response from Nora K | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how fit you are... takes about 5 minutes (average condition). But we stopped 2x to catch our breath. The good thing there're two strairs so the traffic coming down doesn't disturb who goes up.
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mohamed b
17 May 2018|
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Response from Semhar T | Reviewed this property |
Definitely the big bus tour, you can get on and off as many times as you like and it literally takes you everywhere. Don’t feel rushed to get on the next bus that arrives if you feel you haven’t finished enjoying a... More
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Tara A
17 April 2018|
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Response from SandyM053 | Reviewed this property |
When standing looking at the Arc de Triomphe, you cannot miss the tunnel which is on the side of the monument. (Just follow the crowds)
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