Arc de Triomphe
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- 66%Family Travelers
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- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Feb 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.Recommended for:
- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2Jan 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.
- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 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.Recommended for:
- Arc de TriompheNov 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.
- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 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.Recommended for:
- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
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Aliases: Arche de Triomphe