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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Arrived by train and as you walk out of the station it is right in front of you. Very big and lovely to see in reality. Loads of people taking pics like ourselves, very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived by train and as you walk out of the station it is right in front of you. Very big and lovely to see in reality. Loads of people taking pics like ourselves, very nice.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Walked a long time to get to this, met by overcrowded roads (if we could cross without being run over) had to go underground to be met by a long queue and a fee to enter. I am sorry but I could see it from the road for free. And to make the crossings dangerous so you have to go... More 

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Went to visit in the evening - the climb up the stairs is kind of brutal - but the view is fantastic. You get a great view of the Eiffel as well as the rest of the city. The historical monuments around the base are interesting as well. Watching the crazy traffic during the day was quite a sight as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With the backdrop of the arc de triomphe we enjoyed a walk up the Champs Élysées, doing some fun window shopping and the general buzz of the area. The arc itself is very impressive, the detail and workmanship and the tribute to French history is well worth seeing. The crazy traffic around that area is iconic to the scenes I've... More 

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It was a bit expensive but have to do it, the climb is ok and you get great views. Nice on a clear day

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We picked a great day to walk around Paris This is on the must see in Paris I would say just take pics in front No need to walk up the many many steps But it's up to you

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was and is a must see for Paris. Don't forget there are tunnels to go to the tunnel from the street. Do not try running across. It's very big and this location is cool because you can turn around d and see the ferris wheel, the Eiffel tower, the cathedral etc. It really is very central. We were also... More 

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Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Stunning views of Paris from the top. Well worth a visit - although over 200 steps!! Wrap up warm if you go in Winter as its freezing at the top!!

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Incredible architecture although circled by crazy french drivers lol, was such a treat to see such wonderful building in such a busy busling radiant city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's not much to do but it's a must see. Then you can go down L'avenue du Champs Elysée and enjoy all the stores, restaurants and coffees.

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