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Arc de Triomphe, Paris

4.6
#2 of 4,900 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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  • Landmarks like this one don't come along often. One minute you're looking for it. The next thing you turn your head and there it is, in all its solid glory! We didn't go up and inside the Arc (didn't ...  more »
  • We stayed at the Hotel Eysees Union which was a 5min walk from the Arc. The Arc is a sight to behold at any time of day ....breath taking in the early hours when very little traffic ...perfect time fo...  more »
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  • Really recommend this experience! Not many people know this but you can go on the top of it and get a view of all of the city. There’s no queue which is great, unlike in the Eiffel Tower and the view is even better and what you see is explained in a map, which is really helpful. Really satisfied
  • Really recommend this experience! Not many people know this but you can go on the top of it and get a view of all of the city. There’s no queue which is great, unlike in the Eiffel Tower and the view is even better and what you see is explained in a map, which is really helpful. Really satisfied.
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