Arc de Triomphe

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8 / 10

8 expert reviews

“Situated at the top of the Champs-Élysées, this arch occupies the centre of the Place Charles-de-Gaulle, which opens out onto 12 wide avenues.”

– Michelin Guide

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"If anything rivals the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris, it’s this magnificent 1836 monument to Napoleon’s 1805 victory at Austerlitz, which he commissioned the following year." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"The Arc de Triomphe is the city's second most iconic monument after the Eiffel Tower - older, shorter, but far more symbolically important." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"This colossal, 164-foot triumphal arch was ordered by Napoléon to celebrate his military successes." Full review
infamous for accidents—always use the underground passage
Let's Go Let's Go
"Probably the second most iconic structure in the whole city, the Arc de Triomphe dominates the Champs-Élysées and remains strikingly powerful even when viewed from a distance." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe was inspired by Rome's Arch of Titus and commissioned by Napoleon in 1806." Full review
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