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Arch of Triumph, Paris

The Arc de Triomphe, one of the most renowned monuments of Paris, is located in Charles de Gaulle, at the end of the Champs-Elysées.

It was built in 1806 According to Napoleon Bonaparte orders to commemorate the French military conquests under his command.

Finally opened in 1836, the Arc de Triomphe Became the starting point or passage of the main manifestations of Paris and tourist visits to date.

It has 50m high and at its base is present the Tomb of the Unknowns (1920) and recorded on the outside of the names of 558 generals and 28 battles.

Still on the outside, in auto relief figures Illustrate battles, military conquests and other scenes from the history of France.

The most famous figure is the so-called “Departure of the Volunteers in 1792”, better known the La Marseillaise, sculpted by François Rude, representing the Motherland parent with outstretched wings spread volunteers calling to fight for France.

Inside are models gifts, documents and drawings of his building stored in the museum. And at the top it has a wonderful terrace, where you can get a unique view of the city of Paris.

Today, the Arc de Triomphe is patriotism and French pride.

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Bookshop – boutique
Possibility of resting During the visit route.


Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008, PARIS.


By subway:

Lines 1, 2 and 6, Charles de Gaulle station – Etoile.

By train:

RER: line A, station Charles de Gaulle – Etoile.

By bus:

Lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92, and Balabus.


Every day of the week except holidays like January 1st, May 1st, December 25th and the morning of the 8th of May, 14 July and 11 November:

– 1 / Oct – 31 / Mar
from 10 am to 22: 30h.

– 1 / Apr – 30 / Sep
from 10 am to 23: 00h.

Last entry 30 minutes before closing team.


Adults: € 9.50.
Groups (minimum 20 people): € 7.50.
Children under 18 are free.
For information on values ​​updated here.


Tel: 01 55 37 73 77
Fax: 01 43 80 64 12
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