Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris, 75008
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- Recommended for:
- Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Great views / scenery
Expert review of Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is just the sort of monument at which Paris excels: built just for the sake of it. Napoleon took the Arch of Titus in Rome and did it bigger – although it was only inaugurated in 1836 long after his downfall – crowning the Champs-Elysées and covered in martial sculptures. It's a steep climb to the top where you'll find an exhibition space outlining the history of the monument and some crazy ideas for monuments that never got built. A further staircase leads to the roof from where you have great views of the traffic milling around below and the avenues radiating out from the arch. At the foot of the arch, an eternal flame burns for the unknown soldier of World War I.
Admission 9 euros, free for all under 18s and for European Union nationals under 26.
More information on Arc de Triomphe:
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- Architectural site, Landmark / monument, Viewpoint
- Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris, 75008
- 01 55 37 73 77
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Apr-Sept daily 10am-11pm; Oct-Mar daily 10am-10.30pm; closed some public holidays.
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