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Arc de Triomphe, Paris

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Must see · Architectural Building · Monument
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One of the city’s most famous monuments, Arc de Triomphe honors those who died fighting in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and consists of four main sculptures. This location also marks the central spot where the avenues radiate out of Place de l'Étoile. See the names of French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Inside the monument, you can view a permanent exhibit conceived by artist Maurice Benayoun and architect Christophe Girault exploring the symbolism of this and other national monuments in regards to war and peace. Beneath its vault lies the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" from World War I. Our Paris online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Arc de Triomphe and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was our family's last day outing. We did not pay to go in we just enjoyed the view from outside. We felt that it was enough for us. To get to the building itself is an underground tunnel which.....  more
    This was our family's last day outing. We did not pay to go in we just enjoyed the view from outside. We felt that it was enough for us. To get to the building itself is an underground tunnel which.....  more »
  • Enjoyed visiting the arc de triomphe. You get to it via underground tunnel and we had paid for entry online so went past queues. There are a lot of steps up to the top - so be prepared ! Lots of....  more
    Enjoyed visiting the arc de triomphe. You get to it via underground tunnel and we had paid for entry online so went past queues. There are a lot of steps up to the top - so be prepared ! Lots of....  more »
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  • An iconic sight. Extraordinarily beautiful architecture that is truly triumphant. Pictures don't do justice for how large this monument is in size. Buy a ticket in advance to catch the view from the top where you get an absolutely undisturbed view of the Eiffel Tower amongst other classic sights. It’s a number of steps up and down a spiral staircase but it’s worth the trip up if you can make it. There are also toilets on the floor before the terrace. An absolute must visit when in Paris.
  • Very nice place to visit. Visiting the top gives awesome view of the Paris. Requires climbing spiral stairs to the top, easily doable. Circle around Arc is also super and has a good view from the top. Buying tickets in advance for visiting rooftop is recommended, otherwise you will be stuck in 2 queues. One to buy ticket and one to enter the arc for rooftop visit. Area around the arc is freely accessible.

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