Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

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8 / 10

7 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

Frommer's
"At the western end of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe suggests an ancient Roman arch, only it's larger." Full review
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
"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
"This colossal, 164-foot triumphal arch was ordered by Napoléon to celebrate his military successes." Full review
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infamous for accidents—always use the underground passage
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
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