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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile, Paris 75008 France

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4.5 out of 5
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    Janey Canuck
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    3 Feb 16, 2014

    This somehow, isn't what I expected, despite seeing photos of l'Arc with the traffic flying around it. The architectural design is quite something, the sculpture and designs are beautiful. It would be on my list of things to see in Paris but it wouldn't be a site I'd visit on a return trip.

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    Stuart Scott
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    3 Feb 11, 2014

    Probably one of the scariest crossings in the world to get to this. Good views from the top, as well as lots of amusement watching cars hit each other on the roundabout below.

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    4 Feb 01, 2014

    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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    Thomas Beard
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    5 Jan 05, 2014

    Expensive to go up that goes with a long wait, but I had a really great time in the centre on the ground just viewing Paris from the world's most hectic roundabout! If you see other people foolishly running across the roundabout to get to the centre, DON'T! There is an entrance which leads you under the roundabout and is much much safer.

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    Lauren Baker
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    5 Dec 31, 2013

    One of the icons of Paris, this is an absolute must see. Its also worth paying to climb to the top for a great view of the city and especially the avenues meeting in a star around you.

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    Michelle M
    5 Nov 14, 2013

    The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Nov 12, 2013

    Take a look at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the base of the Arc before climbing to the top to get a nice view of Paris.

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    Rich Carriero
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    4 Oct 29, 2013

    The Arc de Triomphe is one of those monuments I wish I had known more about before I had seen it. I knew little about Napoleon, whose victories it celebrates. Neither did I know about the Nazis, who marched beneath its barrel vaults or the liberating allied armies who took it back four years later. I had not yet seen the Arch of Constantine, one of the closest models for the Arc de Triomphe. Nor had I seen the Quadrigga horses at St Marks in Venice, which Napoleon temporarily carted back to France after sacking the thousand year republic so that he could adorn his monument. No, what impressed me at the age of 16 was the dozen or so streets that junction around the arch, creating a perfect vehicular anarchy.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    Every film worth its' salt that has Paris as a backdrop has to, by Parisian Film Board decree, have at least one shot of the Arc de Triomphe in it. Otherwise, no permit will be issued. Seriously, though IMHO, the Arc de Triomphe has got to be the world most pompously beautiful roundabout in the world.

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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    A photographers dream!! Iconic and at once recognizable. I always need to glimpse the Arc de Triomphe when in Paris.

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Description:

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 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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