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Arc de Triomphe

Open Now: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
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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...more
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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Reviewed today via mobile

It's one of those landmarks that when you go to Paris you must visit but it isn't something incredible.

Thank 885husams
Reviewed yesterday

Seeing this monument was awe inspiring. If you have the time take the tour but get a skip the line pass as this is an extremely busy place.

Thank tdenver
Reviewed yesterday

Quite the centrepiece! confused me how the traffic went around the right hand side of this (like one big roundabout), i struggled with the driving on the other side of the road

Thank kwocka
Reviewed yesterday

Not sure what to write about this.... we came, we saw, it's there for you. It's something to drive by, not really visit.

Thank BeachRunner5
Reviewed yesterday

Walk to it, take the bus but what ever way you do it will be a treat. The view from the top is wonderful but as always, it’s busy. When the huge french flag is flying between the arches, it really is a photo opportunity.

Thank PatrickD3471
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It just has to be done when in Paris !!!! Legendary landmark is Paris !! Some lovely walks in the area too.

Thank Kingpaul100
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go up inside to the top - well worth esp if you buy the ticket book from the Paris Tourism Office to save on entrance fee. You get a wonderful view!

Thank WorldOneNY
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The traffic circle around the arc is crazy. There is an underground access near the metro stop. Take it and make the climb up 284 steps.

Thank LVworldTraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing even if you just look at it from the champs de elysse. If you go in it even better. Head underground to entrance. There you walk up stairs to an amazing view of paris at the top. Paris pass is a must. Free entry...More

Thank Huapanguero
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Looks very impressive and the history is fascinating. But the day we visited it was closed and we couldn’t climb to the top, which was disappointing.

Thank Choochoochaboogie
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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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Alejandro N
12 July 2018|
Response from Kelly P | Reviewed this property |
The terrace is very big and basically goes around the whole top of the Arc de Triomphe. I don’t know if you can hold private events there. I guess it’s the best if you inquire with the official website of the monument.
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Annalyn R
10 June 2018|
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Response from francoisehardly13 | Reviewed this property |
We bought them onsite. It was not busy at all. Maybe they changed their ticketing service.
Annalyn R
10 June 2018|
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Response from discoveringdest | Reviewed this property |
You will be able to visit the Arc from an underground passage. It’s free to visit the ground level but you can pay to go up and have a better view of Paris. We didn’t go up but you can buy the tickets onsite. In all... More