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Arc de Triomphe, Paris

4.6
#2 of 4,878 in Historic Sites in France
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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  • Iconic place to see. If you want to visit below the arc there is an entrace in one of the cornes, avoid cross the street walking as the cars could hit you  more »
  • Stands tall by the end of Champs Elysee - a great symbol of freedom and honoring those who came before us so we can enjoy the freedoms we have in this day and age.  more »
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  • It's a lot more impressive in person than the pictures do justice... You can go up to the top and there's a tunnel underneath that allows you into the arch. I missed this sight every other time I've been here and it's at the end of the street full of designer shops and restaurants. Definitely worth visiting due to its historical importance and grandeur.
  • It’s a great short visit. You can climb to the top and check out a small room with some of the removed and restored pieces from outside, and the terrace which has an unbeatable view of the city. Kids under 18 are free which is nice (they asked one of our older children for a passport but just waved us in when it was clear we didn’t have it with us). Fabulous and well maintained monument with a lot of history.
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