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Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 55 37 73 77
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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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Don't miss going to the AdT when in Paris. We drove around it several times both during the day and evening. It can be a bit of a chore to actually get out and walk around the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss going to the AdT when in Paris. We drove around it several times both during the day and evening. It can be a bit of a chore to actually get out and walk around the plaza, so we chose not to.

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Stunning piece of history. Based at the top of a busy paris Street, this monument is well worth a visit. Do not try and cross the road to get to it, unless you have a death wish. Use the underground passage instead. Once in the passage there is 2 entrances. One will take you to the centre under the arc,... More 

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Its well worth going to see the Arc de Triompe, its a Paris Icon and has a lot of history surrounding it. If you've seen lots of views of Paris you may not need to go up to see the view; although it is good there are certainly better view points. To note if you are under 26 and EU... More 

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The arc is one of the most majestic buildings ever made. If you think about the fact that it's been build when there wasn't any machine! Make sure to book a ticket to the top to see all the beautiful parts of Paris

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Long walk to the top so not for ye faint hearted. The narrow spiral stair case seems tk go on forever but the view from the top is worth it . And the gift shop was great to. Can't help feel sorry for people who work at the top who have to climb those stairs when the staff lift is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can make it to the top on a clear day, I certainly recommend a visit.Lift access if you have little kids but be aware of the many stairs on the way down. Great view of the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées. We went on the first Sunday of November and admission was free, so that was a bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Same Same but different ....like Laos had one aswell, But this one is master. More feeling when you see it 10/10

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was exciting to see the Arc de Triomphe after seeing it in books for many years. It was much larger than I expected it to be. We did not go to the top of the Arc. Beware the traffic in the circle around the Arc de Triomphe is crazy. Twelve roads all going into one rotary. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's nice to pass from here and learn about it's history. You can walk down to this place and stay around for some time to soak in the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved it. To see it from a distance and then to be right up on it, it's massive. The most beautifulist view of Paris from the top. 280 steps to get to the top. I'm in good shape and I had to take 3 stops on the way up. Ask someone how to cross. It kinda would be... More 

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