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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+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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Nice place, short visit

Is a good place, part of France`s history. If you wanna have a good photo, I recommended you to stand up in the middle of the street, where the traffic light is located. Just do... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is a good place, part of France`s history. If you wanna have a good photo, I recommended you to stand up in the middle of the street, where the traffic light is located. Just do it when the light is on red.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The long walk up spiral staircase is so worth it for the stunning views of Paris. Can't visit this beautiful city without doing this attraction.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glad we visited. 80 year old mother-in-law used the elevator. Amazing 360 degree views, helped understand perspective of city. Glad we had museum pass.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely piece of history of the one of the most iconic buildings in Paris. I had a Paris museum pass, so I went straight in. The Arc De Triomphe is must see. To get to the top there is not short cut! you have yo climb a serious amount of stairs, which is winding and winding so you don't see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Besides the rudeness of the ticket office, the scenic views are breathtaking. This gave a great frame of reference of how Paris is constructed without a map.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Though the weather was so cold,it was worth the visit.i was visiting this place with group of friends.we met so many guys selling souvenirs,woolen hats and gloves.i should say that the souvenirs and the gloves were more cheaper than the shops...the quality was same so our group brought lots of souvenirs and gloves at a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You have multiple underpasses from all the surrounding avenues to bring you under the Arc de Triomphe. Get your 9€ ticket, walk up from the cashier, then queue to the security check point and behold the 200 steps to bring you to the main floor. From there you have another flight of stairs to go to the top with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arc de Triomphe was one of the many stops on the Big Bus, my mother and I hopped off the bus to see this. Luckily we came here on the first Sunday of the month which means the entry was free! We walk up the many flights of stairs which seemed daunting at first but as soon as you get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looking down from the top to see the merging 12 avenues below is an experience you won't forget. Be sure to go during high-traffic hours to see the crazy driving below with NO LANE. You have to climb 250+ stairs to get there or take an elevator to a mid-level and then walk up 40+ more stairs. You can't go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Deciding to visit Paris in the middle of winter we counted on the fact that the light might be not perfect. Our hotel was just at the back of the Arc de Triomphe, our days usually started and ended there. If a gloom sky does not harm the little street the medieval quarter, I cannot say the same of the... More 

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