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“Arc de Triomphe”
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Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 2 185 things to do in Paris
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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 28 June 2018

Again, thought it would be bigger! But nonetheless very beautiful. Really feels like you are in Paris. Beautiful area to walk around.

Thank lexxx2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I can't begin to explain how massive this is! It dwarfs everything around it. I enjoyed eating a pain du chocolat while watching all the carts maneuver through the world's busiest street and roundabout. Quite the sight! Taking the underground tunnel to get to the arc itself was a little confusing, but we finally figured it out and it was well worth it!

Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Seeing Paris in real life is a must, seeing pictures does not do the city justice! The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe are mesmerizing. The day we visited they had a giant French flag hanging in the middle of the arch...you found yourself just staring.

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had seen it in movies so we just had to see it for ourselves. Frankly, it was nit a big deal and could have done without seeing it.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Easy access to the Arc de Triomphe - steps are located across the street with tunnel access under the road. Allow 30 minutes total to access the top platform With a short line. Under 18 are free but my teens were asked for ID. Go at sunset! You will not be disappointed. There are 280 very narrow spiraling steps but I did see a special access elevator for a pregnant woman and very elderly couple. The climb is exhausting but definitely worth ithe amazing views. Bring a bottle of water. Skip the Eiffel Tower and get a great view from the top of the Arch.

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