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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
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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

Our hotel was not far from here so we got to see it up close and personal as well as driving around it a couple times in taxis which is and experience in itself as I think there is 8 lanes of traffic and it...More

Thank Stan A
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful and impressive! The Arc de Triomphe is a must see whilst in Paris. We walked up to it through the avenue des champs-elysses looking at all the expensive designer shops on the way! You can go up the Arc de Triomphe for 9 Euros...More

Thank mjmr
Reviewed yesterday

Loved the large scale of this monument. We ascended the staircase to take in the panoramic view from the top. The tight spiral staircase actually made it easier to climb, but definitely not for anyone with heart problems or in bad health.

Thank PJCM744
Reviewed yesterday

Even on the foggy night we traversed the stairs to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, the view was fantastic. You could spend hours just orienting yourself to the sprawl of Paris. In winter, it was great to get the night time cityscape. I...More

1  Thank MeghanAnnRose
Reviewed yesterday

Just be amazed with the details on how the structure was built and the story that goes with it. Good site in all angles.

Thank Ferdie F
Reviewed yesterday

Walked up the Avenue des Champs-Elysees and was just overwhelmed by the Arc de Triomphe. If in Paris it is one of the 5 must see things in the city

Thank MrHammy
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best way to photograph this wonderful monument is to cross at the lights at the top of Avenue des Champs Elyees and stop on the island half way across and stay there until you get your decent photo. Unfortunately we didn't go to the...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I only got to see ths impressive structure from our bus window. I would have loved more time here to view at leisure.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see attraction. It is right along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Lots of history and plenty of wonderful shops and restaurants.Everyone should drive around the circle of the Arch De Triumph once if you dare. I've done it several times and loved it! Secret...More

Thank deveylynne1953
Reviewed 2 days ago

The climb up is in a dark narrow spiral staircase and there are not many places to stop and catch your breath if you are slow! We worth it though as the view from the top is amazing, fascinating to see the 12 streets which...More

Thank gcinptc
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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I want to bring my tripod and go up top for a night time photo. Will they let me do this? Also, what time will they close?
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
sorry can't answer that as I was on a motorbike and able to go at my own pace
11 May 2017|
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Response from dtyh7836 | Reviewed this property |
Okay that is fine
I want to visit the Arc with a baby stroller and have figured out how to go underground to the Arc. I don't want to go up the Arc- just out to the base where I can look up at the Arc from below. Will they let me go out to the base with the stroller?
16 April 2017|
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Response from NikolPar | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will let you, you will have no problem visiting the arc this way.