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Arc de Triomphe

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
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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...more
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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Reviewed yesterday

The Arc de Triopmhe is the most beautiful sight to see. I remember walking out of the metro station and it just sitting right there on Champs Elysee. On a cloudy winter day it looked amazing as if it ws drawn right there in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catcatwee
Reviewed yesterday

Very impressive worth going to see. It was closed to explore inside due to the demonstrators but still worth going to see. If you are brave enough there is a section in the road approaching where you can stand as appear to be in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tagmch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our transfer to hotel, the journey took us onto this roundabout and it is every man for themselves very unnerving but exciting lol

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarahdavies89
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The day of our visit was the day of the World Cup (Sunday, July 15, 2018). It was really busy and getting through security took some time. My children (20, 12, & 10) walked up the spiraling staircase-taking advantage of the “cuts” for breathers that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MsPearl105
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of stairs to climb. Managed to go on a day without many people which was nice. It was a fantastic view from the top.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank YasminN299
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were quite impressed at this structure. The details on it - wow! Definitely a must see on your trip to Paris.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CAMBelden
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the view and history at the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Prior to visiting Paris I didn't know you could actually go up inside of it. Beautiful 360 views of the city all coming together at the Arc de Triomphe. Worth a stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

So iconic, a landmark not to be missed. Seeing it from the other end of the Champs Elysee gets the heart beating, but standing before it is just breathtaking.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank N9226BPkatem
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very stunning visually. Not a whole day activity... possibly best with other surrounding areas like eiffel tower river cruise etc...

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gina B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky to visit this site while there was a memorial ceremony being conducted. They were probably army band hoisting the French flag. Not sure what was the ceremony for but witnessing this ritual was amazing. Couldnt manage to go upstairs due to long...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank VLimaye
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2 January 2019|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
No need for guide's service. Payment for fee only required when you want to up to the top.
29 December 2018|
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Response from sarahquinn863 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it would be accessible. exactly 284 steps
Alejandro N
12 July 2018|
Response from 702kellyp | Reviewed this property |
The terrace is very big and basically goes around the whole top of the Arc de Triomphe. I don’t know if you can hold private events there. I guess it’s the best if you inquire with the official website of the monument.
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