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Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 2,171 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is located right at the start of the champs elysees. I haven’t been all the way up. But it’s a good place to take pictures.

Thank A_Amri
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is a lovely building to visit on your trip to Paris in the city heart . enjoy the climb to the top

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Arc De Triomphe is an impressive monument, but I didn't pay to go to the top. To enter the monument you have to go underground with one of the two entrances along the Champs Elysees.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

If you have limited time in paris, then don’t climb up it. It is just so overrated because it is in Paris, otherwise it is like its couterparts all over the world.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Allow about an hour to queue for tickets, I'm not sure if you can pre book...but it's likely you can. There is no lift to go up inside, only a spriral staircase which is beautiful, but comfy shoes are a must! The Ard de Triomphe is beautiful inside and out, but when you emerge on the top and see the beautiful view down Avenue des Champs Elysèes it is magical. The architecture surrounding it is amazing, and of course, the view of the Eiffel Tower is brilliant too. There is only ONE unisex toilet at the top so be prepared to wait or go elsewhere!

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