One of the city’s most famous monuments, Arc de Triomphe honors those who died fighting in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and consists of four main sculptures. This location also marks the central spot where the avenues radiate out of Place de l'Étoile. See the names of French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Inside the monument, you can view a permanent exhibit conceived by artist Maurice Benayoun and architect Christophe Girault exploring the symbolism of this and other national monuments in regards to war and peace. Beneath its vault lies the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" from World War I. Our Paris online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Arc de Triomphe and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Arc de Triomphe reviews
I did a quick stop here on a bus tour. Didn't spend more than 15 minutes here, but the view was great!
I did a quick stop here on a bus tour. Didn't spend more than 15 minutes here, but the view was great! more »
no line, poor signage, small elevator available to seniors, good view in spite air pollution. definitely bette choice than going up eiffel tower...we have been during day and night and would...
no line, poor signage, small elevator available to seniors, good view in spite air pollution. definitely bette choice than going up eiffel tower...we have been during day and night and would... 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 breathtaking sunset and then you should most definitely stick around for a while to then watch the first Eiffel Tower light show of the night.
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 to climb the tower is an hour before sunset as you get to see the Eiffel Tower glow in the dark blue sky.
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