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

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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Historical must see in beautiful Paris

The Arc de Triomphe is fairly easy to reach from the Eiffel Tower. We chose to walk there and it was easier to do this than to drive since there is so much traffic in Paris. We... read more

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irvington, ky
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The Arc de Triomphe is fairly easy to reach from the Eiffel Tower. We chose to walk there and it was easier to do this than to drive since there is so much traffic in Paris. We walked around, took photos and enjoyed the afternoon there.

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Fortaleza, CE
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It's huge and beautiful! We didn't get to go up because of the kids but I bet the view is great! It's a place you have to go, at least once , if you are in Paris!

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The view from the top is worth the climb! The climb seems a lot worse than it really is, so don't chicken out!

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On our last day in Paris, we walked from Place de La Concorde to Arc de Triomphe. We stood for a while and watched the craziness of the traffic circle. Our Museum Pass let us skip the line. Once at the top, we could see all the sites we had visited, so we left with a great sense of the... More 

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It's a great view to get oriented in Paris because the streets are very confusing and you get lost very easily, so it's great to go up once you walked around champs elysee Be prepared to walk tons of stairs but it's definitely worth it !

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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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Museum pass was worth it as got to skip the ticket line and was put in a shorter line for security. Impressive view with a lot of stairs to climb. A few elderly people were really having a hard time getting up. It's a big spiral staircase with a bunch of stairs leading up from the subway and then to... More 

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You reach it easily. Hard to walk all steps up but the panormaic view it's incredible. If you are lucky go in a sunny day.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Great place to visit as it's free to walk round it, but you pay to walk up to the top. Fantastic views from the top.

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My hotel was on the Champs Elysee a few blocks from the Arc. Trying to get a good look at the Arc was a. Nightmare negotiating selfie sticks and scores of visitors. The masses were back early in the morning even on the day following the shooting just down the road

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It's the Arc de Triomphe. Ya gotta see it! Seriously, it's worth visiting this historic structure. The scale is impressive.

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