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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 55 37 73 77
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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The Place d'Etoile is the location of the Arc de Triomphe, and it really is a monumental must for a tourist visit to Paris. You climb up inside to the p,at form above and you can... read more

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The Place d'Etoile is the location of the Arc de Triomphe, and it really is a monumental must for a tourist visit to Paris. You climb up inside to the p,at form above and you can look down the star of boulevard ends. You can plan your walks to see the Right Bank attractions from your visit here, and get... More 

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Beautiful, architecture is stunning, I highly recommend getting the obligatory photo. It's massive in person.

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You cango to the top of it and have an amazing view! Really nice place to go if you wanna do something fun!

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If you are a european citizen and under 26 years old, do not miss the free entry to Arc de Triomphe! While the monument itself is very impressiv, the view from the top is really nice and you can watch the crazy traffic round you. ...only difficulty: finding the tunnel to get to the Arc :D

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This historical arch way is in the heart of Paris by the river Sien. One can walk from the famous Champ Elysee roads.

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Arc de Triomphe is must see place in Paris too. It is located near everything that is important to see . On the opposite side from Acr de Triomphe from its top through Champs Elysees you can spot the other arch, La Grande Arche de la Fraternité .

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The Arc de Triomphe is one of the must sees while in Paris. It has a special site underneath the arch to commemorate the unknown soldier with an eternal flame. The scale of it is truly impressive and has beautiful sculptures at four points. There is a rolling staircase to climb to the top with excellent views of Paris --... More 

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My husband is a born and raised Parisian and I lived there for nearly 3 years, yet neither of us had ever gone to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. It's a revelation. Lower than the Eiffel Tower, you have a completely different perspective of the layout of Paris, one that is more detailed and absolutely fascinating. We really... More 

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Hope to not hurt anybody's feelings, but when I think of Arc de Triomphe, my mind brings me directly to those which are in Rome, in a context which makes you understand something. This is a Cathedral in the desert, yes, maybe nice to see, but that's all.

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Impressive arch, resembles everything France stands for 'viva la france'. I was surprised the Arc was in the middle of a roundabout with excess from the underground subway network. Definitely worth the entrance fee to get to the top of the arc. The views are amazing, inside the arc is a museum about it's history. The Arc also looks impressive... More 

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