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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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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 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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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Reviewed today via mobile

This magnificent structure situated in the center of Paris is a must see. Easy access via train and bus. Good shopping in close proximity. Nice spot for taking a photo from the middle man. Getting very busy in high season.

Thank Bhejanespecialevents
Reviewed today via mobile

From the top you have a lovely view of the shopping area and the interesting wagon wheel layout of the vicinity . Views were pretty st night with the sun setting .. there are close to 300 stairs involved in the climb to the top...More

Thank tigers81
Reviewed today

There are probably so many such commemorative tower & gates in the world that the biggest charm about this one is that it is the trend setter. Carvings are good & photo opportunities are round the day (you may just have to change your angle)....More

Thank Roots2Wings
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Right at the heart of the city, this place is similar to Gateway of India at Mumbai or India Gate at Delhi. There is a facility to buy ticket and have inside view as well

Thank CuteGlobertrotter
Reviewed yesterday

Second time here and both times the elevator wasn't working so be prepared to climb some steps. We waited at the top until 10:00 p.m. and had excellent views of the Eiffel tower as the light came on.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with a friend today, strolled through the champs elysee. The crowd was not much hence has a great view and nice pictures

Thank joanab617
Reviewed yesterday

Very cool structure that carries so much history. You may want to get there before sunset to take a closer picture.

Thank George K
Reviewed yesterday

Despite the crowds that surround this monument, the Arc by itself and in arrangement with Champs Elysees is a stunning piece of art. Go up the breath-taking (literally) spiral steps to the top for one of the best views of Paris - night or day.

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm happy with my decision to buy a ticket to the top. Being under 25 years of age, I believe the ticket was 9€ (and I think only 5€ if you book online beforehand). There was a bit of a queue to get in, maybe...More

Thank Terryn S
Reviewed yesterday

Loved seeing this national treasure - and I walked to the top - cannot believe I did it but glad I did. The view of Paris is breathtaking.

Thank Deborah E
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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I want to bring my tripod and go up top for a night time photo. Will they let me do this? Also, what time will they close?
20 June 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take night time photos up on top with your tripod: Hours(per the official website): April-Sept 10:00AM - 11:00PM Oct-March 10:00AM - 10:30PM
sorry can't answer that as I was on a motorbike and able to go at my own pace
11 May 2017|
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Response from dtyh7836 | Reviewed this property |
Okay that is fine
I want to visit the Arc with a baby stroller and have figured out how to go underground to the Arc. I don't want to go up the Arc- just out to the base where I can look up at the Arc from below. Will they let me go out to the base with the stroller?
16 April 2017|
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Response from NikolPar | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will let you, you will have no problem visiting the arc this way.