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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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Triumphant Arc

It is worth taking the time to come and visit the Arc. If you have no interest and doing anything but seeing it, the best view is from the middle of the Champs-Elysee. We came... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is worth taking the time to come and visit the Arc. If you have no interest and doing anything but seeing it, the best view is from the middle of the Champs-Elysee. We came back in the evening and climbed the many steps to the top and took in the view from night. If you are there on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Built in 1826 (demanded by Napoleon), Arc de Triomphe It’s one of the most impressive and wonderful landmarks of Paris. Located in the heart of the city, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. You can pay 12 € (9€ if you’re under 25 years) and climb the stairs to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was great to see. If you the open Bus tour, which we did at night, they will go around it. And make a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One more Must-See momument in Paris! It's Massive! I walked across the big avenue to see it! You could find lovely coffee shops and restaurants around the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arc was very near our hotel and saw it and walked past it many time.Nice piece of history and Architecturally attractive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ended the day by seeing the sunset from the top. Free entry if a EU university student, which was a bonus. Great views of Paris from the top- peaceful and not overcrowded unlike other observation decks I have been to

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For a first time visitor to Paris, this structure is interesting simply for historical reasons...just an arch...but a visual symbol of Napoleons vanity & ego...good or bad. Love the location. You can climb it, but we were touring by coach & it sits in the middle of a multi-lane round about...your life seems to be in danger walking to it.

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There is a lot of history in this monument. Just in the end of Champs Elysium. You can go all the wait to the top but I don't recommend to many people and from downstairs you can get beautiful picture of the arc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it was a beautiful site to see all lit up on a cold winter night it very powerful monument take your time to loo at the detail of the sculptors on each side

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history and so amazing. The walk down the street takes you past all the big names in design and fashion. Reassuringly there are many heavily armed soldiers and police. Sign of times regrettably

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