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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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Via the bus trip passed very close to the landmark to appreciate it's structure and detail. The roundabout at the Arc is awesome and there about 11 exits around the Arc... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Via the bus trip passed very close to the landmark to appreciate it's structure and detail. The roundabout at the Arc is awesome and there about 11 exits around the Arc. Definitely worth a look.

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I visited a couple of days before new years and had not realised you could book to climb to the top. I swore I would avoid this area for New years, but, a thick fog was over Paris, and views from Mont Martre would have been fruitless, so I joined the crowd to see the new years in. It did... More 

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Simply beautiful. We were in the evening and enjoyed it very much. Would recommend to all especially in the evening

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I always thought it wouldn't be such a big deal to go to the top. The sprial staircases are enough to scare anyone off and are not for the feint of heart. They do offer great views. The day I went, there were streams of period dressed soldiers and genrdarmes. Not sure why, but it was pretty cool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best thing here is that this is a public landmark and anyone can simply add this to their itinerary without spending a dime. Though, it's tempting to splurge especially if you walked down the Champs-Elysees Ave.

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I don't know if it was the cold or themist that kept people away but there was no queue so I thought why not? You walk up enough stairs so that you're a little out of breathe at the top. Despite the most I was still able to get a sense of scale of the city and some good pictures.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool place worth a look at if your in the area and can also go to the top of it but we didn't there is a big street in front of it that has a lot of shops to visit also so can combine the two

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Arc de Triomphe is a must visit spot on your tour. I would encourage stopping by just after sunset and just before the hour. It will take about 15 minutes to walk up to the top but you will be treated to a beautiful of the city, the Champs Elysee, and the Eiffel Tower. If you've timed your visit... More 

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This is a great place to visit at night. The views are spectacular. You can see a great view of the effiel tower from the top. It also has a lot to see both inside and out. Although it is a a lot of stairs to the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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