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Address: Place Jules Guesde | Porte D'Aix, 13003 Marseille, France
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Marseille Arc Place Jules Gueside -Rue Aix

An impressive archway but in the middle of severe redevelopment and traffic congestion. A little way uphill from the old port. Clearly marked on the tourist map near Charles... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2015
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Cannes, France
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71 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Let me start with saying that this arc was absolutely stunning! However we left from the train station and followed the road down to the arc(like a 10 min walk). There was a Tom of construction on streets and sidewalks closed off so it was hard to navigate. On every street we came across sketchy open stores with men cat... More 

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Thank Mikaila C
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

An arch in the middle of a building site, can't get close enough to see this properly. No signage, even temporary. Only came across this by accident, glad we didn't make a special trip but it was nice to see.

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Thank manfred w
Marseille, France
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Symbolic monument of marseille & france. Arc the thriomphe is a monument on the liberation of france.

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Thank Raju A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The Arc itself looks impressive, but sadly the whole area surrounding it is under construction so it's inaccessible...plus the neighbourhood it's in seems a little run down, I didn't feel too safe wondering around there. Hopefully it's being restored to its former glory and the area redeveloped but for now I'd give the area a miss.

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Thank Chesters86
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86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A monument in a street under construction ( for a long time), totally abandoned , dirt and unsafe to walk.

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2 Thank Mario G
Western Finland, Finland
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35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This place is under construction and smells horrible. The arc itself is beautiful but quite small. The area surrounding it was very restless. A lot of people hanging near it, smoking weed and they were driving scooters on the sidewalk. I took a picture and left as soon as I could.

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3 Thank SuffeliFI
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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223 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

The arc de triomphe is meant to be a celebration of all things French. Shouting about all the triumphant actions they have taken as a nation. Unfortunately this arc de triomphe is nestled in the middle of never ending road works, alcoholics, hobos and gypsies. It was a complete shock to the system for it to be so run down... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

An impressive archway but in the middle of severe redevelopment and traffic congestion. A little way uphill from the old port. Clearly marked on the tourist map near Charles Nedelec street.

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Thank tezpil
San Diego, California
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119 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Plus: The Arc, the view from the top, the underground metro/subway, the traffic at the round-about... Your senses will be overloaded with appreciation and impression for the French (once) superior. Minus: Watch out for taxis and motorbikes when you cross the street. They are very agreesive drivers.

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Thank JimmyThai
Leeds, United Kingdom
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499 reviews
421 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The Gate of Aix was finished in 1839 after France had beeen swinging to and fro from monarchy to republic, the project having been first mooted in 1784. This is a fraction of the size of the Arc De Triomphe in Paris and reminded me of London's Marble Arch, except that this one looked to be of limestone. The surrounding... More 

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