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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 yesterday

It's a masterpiece of architecture and sculpturing. It was very amusing watching it from the outside, I love the details and it was very appealing. Once I got inside nothing changed, it's still the same amusing attraction, and the view from the top is incomparable,...More

Thank Bassem H
Reviewed yesterday

The avenue leading upto the Arc de Triomphe is lovely and the actual structure is worth experiencing whilst you're in this famous city. I couldn't get the image out of my head of German troops marching along the avenue from historic photograph from World War...More

Thank Garrett P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m not a sight seeing person, but it’s a nice place to pass by and check with the underground passaway and view from above and since it’s famous :)

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good place for a scenic background for a photo :D Typical tourist place but usually crowded. It is part of the walking tour so can be covered during the same.

Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is Monsieur Hausmann's Paris street/boulevarde plan overview at its best. He nailed the design and layout of the streets of Paris.

Thank thephantomfan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Much more impressive than I imagined. We did not attempt to get across the circle, where there are no lights to help you cross safely. I could see a fire burning from within. I believe there is an eternal light, which I'm sorry we didn't...More

Thank FLB18
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking distance from our hotel nice neighborhood good weather. Impressive location. Enjoyed the visit.

Thank ShloMomo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its worth the steps to the top, and even better; it was free for under 25's of EU citizens. Luckily when we visited it wasn't too busy and managed to see the Paris skyline from the top distraction free! Definitely a must do experience at...More

Thank Paolo A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice to see from a distance but manic trying to get up close. Traffic is chaos hence no insurance and 50/50 blame on accidents.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited before, but if in the area is worth walking to.Can be viewed from afar as well as close up as it stands out from the many roads that lead to it

Thank DMRN22
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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Response from Isabelle R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so, because my shoulderbag have about the same size. No problem: I ask a security guard in a other place in Paris. He told me taking a backbag is a problem.. but if you can easily show what it is in it... no... More
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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