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Arc de Triomphe

Paris, France
4.8 / 126
Architectural monument in the Charles de Gaulle square. The construction of the monument began in 1806 on the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte after the victory of the French in the Battle of Austerlitz. The work was completed after the death of the emperor in 1936. The arch was built by architect Jean Schalgren. On four sides, the monument is decorated with sculptural groups that are dedicated to military victories and the achievements of the French Revolution.
Address:Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris
Phone:+33 1 55 37 73 77



The monument held so much history and emotion. Recommend to climb up for sunset. Be prepared to climb steep stairs though. It was a great way to enjoy 360 degrees of Paris view. I could see the Eiffel Tower in a distance and watched the light went on.. Read more »
We weren’t planning originally to go inside the Arc but we ended up getting the Museum Pass so we thought - why not? And I’m really glad we did. We got there at around 2 on a Monday. It was a bit crowded but it wasn’t too bad. You d.. Read more »
I would say worth a visit if you are in Paris. There are lots and lots of stairs and elevators reserved for those that need them. Entrance is in the underground passage. There isn’t much of a museum but you can walk around the base of the arc a.. Read more »
Great spot! Top of the Champs Elysee and other great streets with cafes and shops galore. Quiet early morning but after that it’s hectic! When you’re at it, the Eiffel Tower looks tiny beside it. I didn’t have time to go up the .. Read more »
Best experience with kids! The view is stunning! Come and experience it for yourself! You have to be patient as many people want to go up! Get ready for a warm up as you have to go trough stairs! Great time seeing my kids showing me how the can go up.. Read more »
This historical monument is magnificent and incredibly special. The construction itself is monstrously big but then consider the fantastic setting… Surrounded by 12 exits to beautiful avenues. It is truly an amazing spectacle and well worth th.. Read more »
Highly recommend going to the top of this beautiful monument. I had seen it before but never went to the top. There is a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and it's cool to see how the boulevards fan out from the monument. You have to go undergr.. Read more »
Generally an under-rated attraction, as people are not aware you can go to the top and look all around the busiest intersection in Paris along with the entire skyline. The spiral staircase up and Dow is highly memorable. Would have preferred to go at.. Read more »
Highly recommend a visit. Watch the stairs though. When we arrived in Paris I wasn't feeling very well but persisted with the climb. Thank goodness there is a rest point, seats, information displays over half way up with the viewing camera loo.. Read more »
Before my travels to the Seine river cruise, I stopped at the Arc de Triomphe. The metro took me directly to the Arc and it was a half block walk to the destination! It was adorable to see the Arc peaking through the trees as I emerged from the metro.. Read more »
A must see place, 284 steps to the top. No elevator but once at the top, you are rewarded with a panoramic view of the entire Paris. We went to see the sunset, so beautiful. Highly recommended!
A Glorious view awaits you at the top. At the bottom you may encounter a long line, so purchase your tickets and avoid one line. We purchased ours through our hotel. Scanning the ticket at the entrance needed several tries by the patient employee how.. Read more »
Great place to visit. Queues not too long. Easy security check. Lots of history, and great views from the top. Warning: there is an elevator but they use it for wheelchairs only. Be prepared for lots of steps!
Great view at the top, not a bad entry fee at €13 for over 18s. Under 18s do go for free, however I believe they still need to queue up? Would highly recommend booking a ticket online it's way quicker and you don't have to queue for ag.. Read more »
I loved visiting this structure! One of my favorites in all of Paris. Be very careful when taking a picture here as the street is very busy. You can cross the street through an underground tunnel to safely visit the Arc de Triomphe as well. It is a b.. Read more »
Beautiful landmark in the city of Paris! I always enjoy coming here to admire the arc and all of the beautiful cafes that sit around it! The entrance to get to the top is roughly 13 euro, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get in because the li.. Read more »
Definitely a must see. The architecture is amazing and there is a spot in the center of the road marked for people to take really cool photos. It's places on one of the world's biggest roundabouts, and definitely do a hop-on-hop-off tour a.. Read more »
I didn't get a chance to get inside but definitely enjoyed walking around it and admiring this architectural art. You can surely take enough photos with it although many people are visiting there every day every hour. Be careful not to pass the .. Read more »
A beautiful monument in Paris situated in a large open area where you'd also routinely find street artists performing. You have to climb quite a few stairs to reach the top, but it's worth it. You get a beautiful panoramic view of Paris at .. Read more »
Spectacular view from the top of a historic monument. I was a bit crazy and walked across the street to get to the monument...I survived... Then I walked the 284 steps up the stairwell to the attic room and the remaining 46 steps to the terrace. The.. Read more »
It’s amazing to watch the traffic around here almost crash into each other every single minute of the day. The Arc itself is an astonishing sight with a lot of details. The metro stops right beneath it so it’s easy to get to. And while yo.. Read more »
All I can say is the walk to the top is very rewarding. You have the most marvelous view no matter which side you are on. There are some stairs. Not as many as the Eiffel Tower, but enough to let you know you climbed to the top. The interaction t.. Read more »
My most favorite view of Paris and definitely a highlight of the city! I have visited many times in the past, but it never ceases to amaze me how grandiose this building is. During my last visit, I waited around 10 minutes to purchase the ticket and.. Read more »
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.. Read more »
Beautiful arc in the centre of the roundabout and easy to get through by tunnels. Amazing views from the top and I would highly recommend going at night as it’s the perfect place to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle. I was lucky enough to watch a .. Read more »
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 v.. Read more »
Fantastic view of Paris. Easy access with a metro stop at the base. Relatively cheap. 13 euros per adult. Students get in for free, but still have to get a ticket (free). Great short video at the top explaining the history behind the famous Arch.
An absolutely amazing place to visit. I highly recommend it to anyone who travelled to Paris. The sheer size of construction coupled with the view from above was breath taking. In April the wind up there was very chilly and warm clothes would be idea.. Read more »
An amazing monument. It's just awe inspiring. The monument itself is about 50 meters tall. Fun fact; you can actually go to the top of the building and look at some amazing views of Paris. The stairs are quite intense to climb, but they do offe.. Read more »
Beautiful monument to soldiers and a must see in Paris. Crazy roundabout that surrounds it so be careful, if crossing. Didn’t get a chance to go up to the top but it was amazing to see from the ground. We had fun trying to figure out the traffi.. Read more »
Really cool experience, you can really spend a bit of time here reading all of the displays and material they have. The views from the top were breathtaking and it is a don't miss spot. It was well worth the extra ticket, it was only a few buc.. Read more »
We didn't do our research, and were unprepared for climbing all the stairs to the top. ? But it was totally worth the sore legs. The view from the top is amazing. Even though it was busy we were able to see the view from all angles and take amaz.. Read more »
Unlike most of the attractions in Paris, this one wasn’t too overcrowded with tourists. There is 284 steps to get to the top which might put people of. However the arc itself is pretty impressive, but the view from the top is breathtaking. You .. Read more »
Get your ticket online (timed entry like many places) and save much needed time by avoiding long waiting lines to go on top. Cool 360 views of Paris. The exterior is surrounded by a red crane making the photos of the Arc a bit less attractive.
Definitely worth the experience for the first time. Have to visit the top but be prepared for a lot of stairs. It was definitely a climb. But you are rewarded with great views of the entire city, Champs Elyse and the Tour Eiffel. A Paris experience .. Read more »
Another Parisian classic. Highly recommended for Europeans between 18-25 - you get to go up for free and enjoy the amazing views. Recommended plan: get some macaroons and eat them upstairs. Unforgettable plan ?
Hello Everyone, Let me explain my standard pointing system as I always do. First of all; All the stuff can speak English. And also, they are very helpful and smiling all the time. There is an elevator if you are with kids or if you don't want to.. Read more »
Definitely worth going up to the terrace. The staircase is a spiral staircase, but absolutely doable even for people who aren’t too fit. Try to go right before the sun sets, so you can enjoy the view of the city in daylight, followed by a breat.. Read more »
Many would say that this is the best place to view the Eiffel Tower. After climbing 284 steps, you not only get a great panoramic view of the city, but also the Eiffel Tower from an ideal height of around 50 meters above ground level. The best time t.. Read more »
Arc de Triomphe is beautiful. It’s very nice piece of history. You can also go on top and experience Paris from that height. I also liked actual shopping area around it. Beautiful cobble stone roads leading to beautiful stores. Architecture don.. Read more »
I came to see this beautiful monument with my beautiful visually impaired girlfriend, the security and staff were incredibly hospitable and friendly towards us both as soon as they saw her cane and gave us free entry to the top and let us completely .. Read more »
A beautiful memorial to French history. Placed right in the centre of Paris, it's worth the trip for anyone visiting. Spend the money to go up to the top and enjoy an unhindered view of all of the sites of Paris. Bonus: Buy the Visitor's d.. Read more »
This is one of my favorite places in Paris and one that surprised me the most. The exterior is beautiful but the real pay off is the terrace on top. It's about 300 steps up a spiral staircase to the top but the climb is doable for most. The view.. Read more »
A gentle giraffe without birds is truly a strawberry of straightforward melons; The first upbeat frog is, in its own way, a kiwi. Some glorious grapes are thought of simply as watermelons! This could be, or perhaps few can name a decisive deer that i.. Read more »
Arriving at the Arc the Triomphe is not so easy as it is located in the middle of chaos and a lots of traffic. To get access to it you should use an underground tunnel that is not very well identified. If you choose to take the tour, please be advise.. Read more »
Loved the climb to the top. Had to book online beforehand (COVID rule) and climb a gazillion stairs (more like 300 but felt like a gazillion) . But so definitely worth it! I would recommend going during sunset. The view is amazing! If you're luc.. Read more »
If in Paris this ia a must to see.
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most recognisable landmarks anywhere. It is a stunning monument. It was constructed at the start of the 19th century and it honours those who sacrificed their lives during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic war.. Read more »
Beautiful! Definitely worth going up to the terrace. The staircase is a spiral staircase, but absolutely doable even for people who aren’t too fit. Try to go right before the sun sets, so you can enjoy the view of the city in daylight, followed.. Read more »
Another one of those building that is very well know throughout France. It represented the victory of Napoléon. It’s really huge and has traffic revolving around it. I was riding my Uber bike and joined the cars in the traffic round abou.. Read more »
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the world’s best-known commemorative neoclassical monuments. It stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle in a circular plaza from which 12 grand avenues radiate forming a star. As per the history, t.. Read more »
The Arc de Triomphe is a powerful historic symbol at the centre of Paris.This celebrated monument is the highest triumphal arch in Europe. It's a beautiful monument. It can be seen as a replica of India gate in Delhi..The inside wall of Arc de T.. Read more »