Arc de Triomphe
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- 98%History Buffs
- 88%Local Culture
- 77%Art & Design Lovers
- 64%Family Travelers
- 62%Budget Travelers
- 58%Luxury Travelers
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- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 12, 2013
famous round about...grandeur as only in Paris...see the avenues come together like in a star. hope you have good nerves when you are in a car, driving this but it is doable...o yeh, and do not forget to learn about the real history of the Arc...
- Arc de TriompheMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 26, 2013
First of all, don't attempt this if you haven't eaten or had your morning coffee...trust me I learned that the hard way. But if you're nourished and fully caffeinated it’s definitely worth the climb. Commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, the 164-foot arch is 284 extremely narrow and winding steps to the top (or 64 for the less ambitious who take the elevator to mid-level.) The panoramic view was really amazing and so was the monument's beautiful architecture...which after catching my breath I finally took the time to appreciate.
- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Jul 29, 2013
I'm a student of History...so absolutely love how the French have not one, but two of these Arc's celebrating their great victories over the Hun. However, the triumphs were those of Americans saving their derrière's in not one...but two world wars. And yes...I know my French brothers and Sisters aided us during the Revolution against their good friends the Brits...But hey...we're all buds, mates, and all now...right?:)
- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 26, 2013
SWOON. It's as massive and...majestic(?) as I thought it would be even on a gloomy, rainy day in Paris. As many of the guides say, don't try to cross the street to get to it. Just don't. There is an underground path, use that!
- Arc de TriompheMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Jul 25, 2013
Number one: do not, DO NOT try to get to the Arc by running across traffic. It will not work. There are perfectly safe and easy-going underground walkways for that.
Number two: be prepared for the climb if you are going up. It is a single spiral staircase for about 500 metres up. The amount of people I climbed with wearing inappropriate climbing shoes was astounding. This is a climb so be prepared.
Number three: the view is totally worth it! You get all of Paris AND the Eiffel Tower in your pictures. I went up when it was raining and still got exceptional shots.
Number four: if you can't climb up or don't want to, the outside of the Arc has some great carvings and the memorial for fallen soldiers is a nice tribute.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Arc de TriompheJul 11, 2013
Nice views of Paris, especially down the Champs Elysees. Be ready to walk up a lot of stairs. Access is to the Arc from the surrounding streets is via underground walkways, rather than trying to dash across the always-busy multi-lane traffic circle.
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Aliases: Arche de Triomphe