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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

We walked by and snapped some pictures. The whole area was very crowded but it is a beautiful building. Paris is a very walkable city

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Terrific view from the top, especially the traffic!! We had 2 children under 18 who were free. We had 2 children in the 18 -25 bracket ( also free with ID if European citizens), and 2 adults at €14 each. Good value for our family...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A "must" to see even if you don't venture to the top. There are twelve avenues radiating from L’Arc including the famous Champs Elysees. Lots of traffic as one would expect from a major junction but the roads are easy to navigate with pedestrian friendly...More

Thank Xamen-Ha
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have also walked around the Arc but this time paid to go to the top. Warning - the stairs are killer! Circular that keep going and going. Their is a bench at the top to rest at which everyone did! Great views of Paris...More

Thank JacobFDC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this very important French memorial building and were very surprised at its size but more importantly the Archicentre and detail. It's a significant French structure well worth a visit.

Thank AndyR571
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to Paris not complete without a visit to the Arc de Triomphe. I was unaware you could climb to the top viewing platform and for only 12 euros it was well worth it. If you take the stairs it's quite a trek (I...More

Thank sillyarms74
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Come for sunset! Especially nice if you can catch the Eiffel tower lights turn on. It would be better with an audio guide.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great views well worth doing it's quite a climb so take care no lift or anything just lots of steps great views and beautiful building.

Thank Dunkyt1980
Reviewed 3 days ago

a must do in Paris, the good thing is there are tunnels underneath for pedestrians so that is great, you end up under arc. At 5pm they have a ceremonial parade for the eternal flame and that is great to watch. The Arc is huge...More

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a place in Paris that you see in every movie and has a long history. It is really beautiful and how it is placed in the middle of a square with cars coming at it from every direction makes it a cool place...More

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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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kelly n
20 October 2017|
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Response from neu2sam | Reviewed this property |
We mostly did touch and go of the must see monuments in Paris. We were 6 of us. Hired a Merc Van for pick from and drop at Charles de Gaulle to go around Paris. But for Eiffel tower on some other day we hired a pre-booked... More
Jeff V
6 August 2017|
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Response from Isabelle R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so, because my shoulderbag have about the same size. No problem: I ask a security guard in a other place in Paris. He told me taking a backbag is a problem.. but if you can easily show what it is in it... no... More
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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