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

Come on, it's an icon! Easy access from Champs Elysees. Went at night, the flame is lit, the city is lit, you must go to the top for the view, and it's cold and windy there, so... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Come on, it's an icon! Easy access from Champs Elysees. Went at night, the flame is lit, the city is lit, you must go to the top for the view, and it's cold and windy there, so dress appropriately. Don't be fooled by imitations! This is the real thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to go up at night so you can enjoy the Eiffel Tower lit up! The Arc offers a spectacular view of all of Paris and the Eiffel Tower is beautiful from there. We were able to get up for free because we're studying abroad in Europe, so students--be sure to show your visas or residence permits if you're... More 

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A Paris monument, it sits at the middle of 12 avenues. Walking along the Champs-Elysees is an entertaining stroll on your way to this monument. You can pay to look out from the top of the monument but this is not as impressive as the view from the Eiffell Tower.

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Although it costs as much as all the other attractions, we didn't spend that long here and more came because it's a 'must see'. The history of the arc is interesting, and it's another chance to climb up something and have a view of Paris, but we probably only spent 20 minutes here, most of that time was climbing stairs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As our hotel was 5 minutes from the Arc de Triomphe we walked by it each day. This is a really popular tourist attraction. It is breathtaking and I would recommend you pay the 12 euro to visit the top. The views are fabulous. There is a lift to take you most of the way so that's great.

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Well worth the visit. Viewed the monument both day and night. There is also a burning flame for the unnamed soldier with flowers around the plaque. It is well worth paying to go up the monument. This costs approx. 12 euro per person. Inside there is a historical film, shop, toilets and a very small museum of costumes. The view... More 

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The monument can be easily reached by public transport & is covered by almost all the bus tours. The views are lovely & one of the must visit during your paris trip. It also has good restaurants near by & few shops to explore.

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Must go destination, iconic landmark in Paris. From there you can walk to Cham elysees for shopping. It shouldn't be charge with entrance fees, anyways good photo spot is at across the road from the arc so no need to go nearby. " beware of random ladies asking if you knew English and sign on paper for donation " !!

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This was very interesting because I knew the Tour De France race finishes up here. Also a very nice monument with beautiful stone work

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If you get the chance go instide. As a warning there are alot of stairs but worth it once you get to the top.

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