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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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Lovely building. Big, powerfull and so french... I like the architecture and the emplacement. We have in Romania one who look almoust the same, but is smaler.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely building. Big, powerfull and so french... I like the architecture and the emplacement. We have in Romania one who look almoust the same, but is smaler.

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Climbed at dusk and watched the sun setting over Paris. Great views of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées. The Eiffel Tower looks amazing lit up at night and on the hour there is a light show where it is lit up with lots of sparkling lights. The top of the Arc de Triomphe is the perfect vantage point to... More 

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Visiting the arc de Triomphe was a wholly mixed experience. The staff at the ticket office were rude when we asked for the 18-25 free ticket, and presented it to us very reluctantly. They also didn't seem to speak a word of English, which was unsettling since it's a very popular tourist destination. The monument itself was beautiful, though at... More 

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Its fun to walk down arc de triomphe to champs elysee. You can find all flagship stores of different brands and a variety of cafes!!!

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Great monument ! Recommend going at night for stunning pictures Short walk from trocadero ! It's a busy area do be careful when taking pictures

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It is at the famous champs elysees street. It is one the famous Paris tourist attractions, it is worth to visit and spend nice time there.

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Come on, it's an icon! Easy access from Champs Elysees. Went at night, the flame is lit, the city is lit, you must go to the top for the view, and it's cold and windy there, so dress appropriately. Don't be fooled by imitations! This is the real thing.

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Be sure to go up at night so you can enjoy the Eiffel Tower lit up! The Arc offers a spectacular view of all of Paris and the Eiffel Tower is beautiful from there. We were able to get up for free because we're studying abroad in Europe, so students--be sure to show your visas or residence permits if you're... More 

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A Paris monument, it sits at the middle of 12 avenues. Walking along the Champs-Elysees is an entertaining stroll on your way to this monument. You can pay to look out from the top of the monument but this is not as impressive as the view from the Eiffell Tower.

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Although it costs as much as all the other attractions, we didn't spend that long here and more came because it's a 'must see'. The history of the arc is interesting, and it's another chance to climb up something and have a view of Paris, but we probably only spent 20 minutes here, most of that time was climbing stairs.... More 

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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 neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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