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Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

729 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument, Landmark, Popular
Ranked #3 in Paris things to do
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Place Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile, Paris 75008 France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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At what may feel like the center of Paris (directly between the Louvre and the Arche de la Defense) lies the giant, magnificent Arc de Triophe. As you approach, you'll notice that it's seemingly ... Read more
life-threatening to get to-- the hectic traffic circle that surrounds the monument poses a fatal danger to pedestrian tourists. Never fear, the underground passage will take you below the madness and into the center of swirling automobiles. Be sure to get a photo from across the street-- the Arc is far too large to fit into a frame from inside the circle and backing up into traffic would be hazardous to even the most intrepid traveler's health. Open daily at 10 am.

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New York City

Champ Elise is a real magic street full of nostalgia. Must visit for best shopping at Lafayette.

Recommended for:Luxury Travellers
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Lexington

Such a great historical place to visit. I know it’s tiring, but climbing up all of the stairs to get to the top is such a great experience and I definitely recommend it!

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Atlanta

This is my favorite viewpoint in Paris! Don’t miss out on this. We went in the evening around 6:00pm and were lucky enough to be there during the ceremony honoring the unknown French soldier. It is a beautiful ceremony that takes place at 6:30pm each evening. If you are looking to take a stroll down the Champs Elysees, you should definitely add this on to your itinerary.

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Gainesville

Awesome views from the top. The stairs give you a workout though. To get into the arc you have to find the underground tunnel instead of crossing the street.

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Washington, D.C.

You will get the best view of the Champs de Elysee from the top of the Arc. It’s breathtaking. You have a 360 view of Paris as well. Go early to avoid the masses.

Recommended for:StudentsHistory Buffs
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São Paulo

Great city view, nice place to pictures and suvenir. We enjoy all 548 steps to the top.

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Barcelona

One of the biggest roundabouts in Paris, you will likely end up here at some point. Beware it’s a bit hard to find good food around.

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Bellevue

Totally great at Golden hour with views of Paris from the top. Great even if you don't go up

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Los Angeles

A marvel and a masterpiece, this Paris icon can be enjoyed at anytime of day and provide great panoramic views of the city.

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Los Angeles

Location: Exit: Metro #1, 2 & 6, "Charles de-Gaulle Etoile". It is right outside the metro station. There are a several exits so check the sign before you exit the station.

Admission: Free, unless you want to check out the museum and go up to the rooftop, 9.5 euro.

Definitely have to check it out during the day & night. Very different feel. It is such a landmark in Paris, always have tourists around the area.

Use the underground path to across the street to Acr de Triomphe. It is fascinating to see it up close.

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Bronx

It is a magnificent structure it’s superb in every angle you look at it !! Definitely a breath taking experience

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Matteson

Come here and head up less than 200 steps to top. Here you will see some of best views. Champs Elysee looks amazing from up there.

Recommended for:Family Travellers
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Green Bay

You have to check this landmark off your "places to see in Paris " list. The view from above is breathtaking and for those with strollers, they have a tiny elevator to make your ascent easier.

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Marsaxlokk

The Arc de Triomphe stands proud at the western end of Champs Elysees in the centre of Place de l'Etoile. It was built in honour of those who fought for France, in particular those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Names of generals and wars are engraved on the inside and top of the arch whilst tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I is found underneath the arch. From atop, there are impressive views of the whole city. It is worth the entrance fee and the hardworking climb.

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Lincoln

Pretty but not much else to it. I would recommend just driving by or going to the shops by it.

Recommended for:History Buffs
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Ambassador

Wonderful monument and symbol of triumph at the end of Champs elysees. Great views from the top to see the Eiffel Tower.

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Reno

The view from the top of the arc de triomphe cannot be described! Just seeing this landmark isn't enough; go to the top and see the spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower, sacre coeur, and the champs-elysees!

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Puerto Vallarta

Also much bigger than I had imagined! It was great to see the arch all dressed up with a massive French flag for the Tour de France!

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Spijkenisse

If you stand at just the right place you'll be able to shopt some really cool pics! Always a nice place

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Hellevoetsluis

Cool to see this, wouldn't go again. We didn't get to climb it, that was closed.

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Aliases: Arche de Triomphe

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