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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
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+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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We started in the Le Marais district, moved over to the des Champs-Elysees and walked all the way up, around and under the Arc. It was a definite hike and worth every step. The... read more

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We started in the Le Marais district, moved over to the des Champs-Elysees and walked all the way up, around and under the Arc. It was a definite hike and worth every step. The Arc is magnificent in its size and its presence. Crazy how traffic veers around at breakneck speed. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is very solemn... More 

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If you want great views of Tour Eiffel and sacrée cœur basilica this is the place to go up. Awesome view of champs Élysée too. Would recommend paying to go up this rather then Eiffel and wait was literally only 5 minutes in the middle of the afternoon

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We visited this attraction on a big bus tour and I can imagine trying to cross the road to see it on foot. The cars navigating the intersection around the Arc are an impeccable feat that you must experience in Paris.

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The monument reminds you of the French Victory however what is better is Champs Elysees a shopping Street with all the Major Brands being housed there.

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O.K. its meaning aside, this is just a stone arch, and, nothing else really, certainly not a must see, and very busy with people and cars, have your wits about you as pick pockets abound in this area, and traffic will not stop for you, also dont attemt driving in this area,even if you know it well... Hope this has... More 

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This is a must see if you are in the area. However, I did not realize how many homeless people are camped out underneath it. They seemed pretty harmless. All in all, I would recommend and would like to return one day.

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The Arc de Triomphe is a historically famous landmark known to Paris. However, it's location is not ideal. The beautiful arc sits in the middle of what I can only describe as the busiest roundabout I've ever seen. For this reason, my boyfriend and I decided against visiting it's museum section and climbing to the roof. Instead we viewed the... More 

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Lovely area of Paris with stunning views. The arc is well worth making the time to visit when you're in Paris

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Arc de Triomphe has an excellent location as well as a very convenient metro station under it. It faces Champs Élysées Avenue, and consequently the Louvre museum in one side, and in the other side the Défense district. As the roundabout is very jammed with cars, there is a tunnel that takes you from one of the streets to the... More 

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Great to walk to the top and see the views over Paris. The kids loved it, as did the adults! A museum and gallery inside as well as the roof top views!

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