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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile, Paris 75008 France
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    Pigue Arthur
    5 Dec 16, 2012

    Interesting place, you should observe the gentle way that car drivers share their space in the street around the Arc.

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    Jin Yoo-Kim
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    5 Dec 08, 2012

    the day we went, there was some sort of national parade going on so we got to see all these soldiers doing some sort of march and singing, etc. what a cool bonus!

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    Manuela Nadin
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    3 Nov 21, 2012

    It is a symbol of the city and of Napoleon Empire. Apart from its symbolic meaning however I couldn't find anything special in this monument ( I also got inside it and climbed on the top).

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    Ben Maher
    4 Nov 19, 2012

    If you have ever watched the Tour De France this is a must to cycle past. It will be one of the most dangerous bike rides of your life as the drivers are insane but go on give it a go.

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    Lim PengHeng
    5 Oct 27, 2012

    Climbing up to the top was breathless.
    The view at the top is breath-taking.
    Being there when the veterans were honored, on the evening of the 23rd October 2012 tops it all up; a truly memorable visit.

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    Rebecca Everson
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    4 Oct 24, 2012

    I've never been up to the top but its still worth it to get under it and really examine it. It really is beautiful.

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    Toufic Tawily
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    3 Oct 16, 2012

    at the end of les champs, take the hop on hop off bus tour for a couple of days and you should circle the Arc.

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    Gratian Matache
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    5 Oct 06, 2012

    The Arc de Triomphe (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 honours 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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    Jim Barton
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    4 Oct 04, 2012

    I wish I knew last time I was in Paris that you can go to the top. Probably a pretty cool view up ther.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Sep 18, 2012

    The Arc de Triomphe is the arch in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle, commemorating the French Revolution and Napoleanic Wars. The tomb of the unknown soldier (World War I) is at the bottom.

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    John H.
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    4 Sep 16, 2012

    The Arc de Triomphe is often copied but there is nothing like the original. It is surrounded by a huge traffic circle and one end of the famous Champ d'Elysees. The only way to reach this monument is to go underground. You don't have to pay to go up but it's worthwhile to see the major streets from a high vantage point.

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    Ying T
    4 Sep 14, 2012

    I call this the focal point of the city. You know you are in Paris when you see this large arch.

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    Yen Phan
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    3 Sep 07, 2012

    Another famous landmark in Paris. It's where many of the city roads leads to this circle spot. The entrance to the Arc is through an underground passage. It's a small spiral staircase leading up to the top. There's a small museum and gift shop inside the tunnel in the Arc. At the top you'll have a nice 360 degree view of Paris. It does get crowded and the staircase is narrow. It's not for those that are claustrophobic and can not handle being in a crowded area.

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    Victoria Schaefer
    5 Sep 01, 2012

    Yes, it's in the middle of the biggest retail/commercial district in Paris, but I can still feel the history pounding in my ears and heart of what this Arc has meant to so many throughout its life. Two of history's most notorious characters, Napoleon and Hitler, were certainly impressed by it.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Guilherme Mendes
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    5 Jul 04, 2014

    Incredible. Take the "L'Open Tour", it will take you there and to every other amazing places in paris.

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    Himanshu Sareen
    4 Sep 01, 2012

    One of the most popular tourist destinations in Paris, Arc de Triomphe is a an integral part of the history of France. This forms the center of the largest trafiic roundabout in the world. The entrance is accessible by a tunnel from across the streets or from the metro station. If you have the stamina, do climb to the top for the maginificient views.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Joanna Sun
    5 Aug 30, 2012

    Even in the gloomiest of days, it's fun to climb the stairs and the view is amazing. You see Paris from above.

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    Ludovic
    3 Aug 29, 2012

    A monument created by napoleon to celebrate it's victories like the ancient Romain did. You can hike up there , with only stairs. You'll get a good view on la défeense and le louvre, as well as the champ elysée.

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    Michael L
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    4 Aug 24, 2012

    This looks a lot closer than it is from the Concord Circle (wear good shoes if you're going to walk). If you go around Christmas time, as I did, you will walk by many places selling various funnel cakes and hot chocolate.

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    Elida Barria
    5 Aug 12, 2012

    me encantaria estar alli y tomar muchas fotos, es fascinante, yes I will like to be there take a lot of pictures

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4.5 out of 5
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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 ... read more
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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Aliases: Arche de Triomphe