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“Iconic structure”
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 1 866 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 3 weeks ago

One of the well known symbols of Paris, and definitely more impressive in real life. The Champs Elysees area is very busy between pedestrians and chaotic traffic. One cannot cross the circle to get to the monument except on the first Sunday of the month, and the other access is by underground tunnel. Very touching to be there when flowers are placed on the tomb of the forgotten soldier.
A stunning structure with much historical significance, as does so much of this amazing city.

Thank AnitaNewportBch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the history and architecture of this arc!!! The traffic is horrendous near here, so be very cautious when crossing the circle into this area. The shopping and cafes nearby are great.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit but be careful for people that can not take the stair it is very hard to go to the top , there is some interesting monuments and gift shop and nice view from the top , you have to pay if you want to go up ,10 floors or more see pictures

Thank Mounirow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stairs were challenging but worth it. The views of Paris are amazing! And the sculptures are worth seeing.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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