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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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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 spot that you should go when in Paris. This arch is worth to visit and consider one of the best tourist attraction for photo stop before walk along Champ Alleys. Wonder how to... read more

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The spot that you should go when in Paris. This arch is worth to visit and consider one of the best tourist attraction for photo stop before walk along Champ Alleys. Wonder how to cross this busiest roundabout to reach this spot ( to see further and touch the arch? ) there is underground way to go there. You may... More 

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Arc de Triomphe is definitely worth the visit. We had the Paris Lib passes, so we were able to skip the line and go on up to the top. It is a lot of steps, but the view is very much worth it! It's beautiful! Highly recommend going!

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In this neighborhood is some great desert restaurants and good tasty places for having a really nice breakfast experience. I won't even talk about all the little hotels around the Arch of Truimp . I discovered this really great neighborhood by accident while I was in Paris in 1986 coming back from Israel and the heat . My first night... More 

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Beautiful and solemn place to stand and reflect on the past battles that France was involved in. A quiet place in the middle of a huge traffic circle, that gives you a moments pause at the grandeur of the monument! There is a passage underneath the traffic circle to get across. Please don't try to cross above ground!

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Houston, Texas
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I love visiting the Arc de Triomphe. Always a great place to visit with an incredible view at the top.

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It's a monument and if you want a view of the city, then u can pay $12 Euro. Climb 10 storey worth of stair ways to go all the ways to the top. Not really worth seeing if you do not enjoy the history of France. U can have better view at Eiffel Tower.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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While walking down the Champs De Elysees, you'll see this structure toward the end of the major shopping area. If you are interested in war memorials, walk on over and take a look. You can pay to go up into it, but it's free to check it out.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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It was good to see it. Again, bigger than expected and nice to learn the history behind it. I would suggest to see it after the Eiffel tower and take the champs de elysse straight to it, crossing under the street in order to walk to it.

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Paris, France
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Must see while in Paris - Iconic monument that doesn't take a lot of time. We went on a Saturday morning around 10:30am & walked right up to ticket booth & brief security check. Easy to spot stairway on the corner of Ave des Champs-Elysees that takes you under the very busy roundabout. Many stairs to get to the top... More 

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Easy quick thing to do if you are on the champs elysees. It takes a few mins to walk the pedestrian tunnel and you don't even have to go up to enjoy the immensity of the structure. Nice homage to the unknown soldier.

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