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The Historical Monument – Arc De Triomphe In Paris

Arc De Triomphe is one of the most celebrated monuments in the city of Paris. The whole structure which is 164 feet tall stands tall amidst the busy city. Napoleon, the emperor of France constructed this majestic monument in 1806 for the brave hearts who lost their lives in the Napoleonic war. This 50-meter structure took nearly 30 years for its completion.

Arc De Triomphe in Paris
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The monument is well known for the tomb of the unknown soldier, representing 1,500,000 soldiers who died during World War I and was added in 1921 and is situated below the vault.  In addition, one can find the everlasting flame. As a matter of fact, this eternal flame is the first one to be lit in the continent of Europe. The eternal flame of remembrance, which was lit by Andre Maginot on 11 November 1923 and it had not been extinguished since then. The fire is rekindled each evening at 6:30 PM.

Four Sculptures on Pillars of the Arc

Sculptures on Pillars of the Arc , Paris
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Each of the four sculptures on each of the pillars of the Arc De Triomphe is known as a  celebration of an important occasion in the history of France.

Le Départ de 1792 Sculpted by François Rude

The cause of the French First Republic at the time of 10th August uprising.

Le Triomphe de 1810, Sculpted by Jean-Pierre Cortot

The Treaty of Schönbrunn is represented with goddess victory crowning Napoleon.

La Résistance de 1814, Sculpted by Antoine Étex

Celebration of the French resistance during the War of Sixth Coalition.

La Paix de 1815, Sculpted by Antoine Étex 

The Treaty of Paris

Entry Fees for Arc De Triomphe

The monument does not require any entry fees to visit the monument from outside. Tourists can walk around and take pictures. However, to reach the top of the magnificent monument, there is a cost of  12 EUR (INR 1000) for foreigners. 9 EUR (INR 750) for EU residents. This particular ticket allows access to the top of the monument via 280 stairs.

Timings For Arc De Triomphe

The opening hours for Arc De Triomphe in Paris between April and September are from 10 AM to 11 PM every day. And for the rest of the year, the monument is kept open from 10 AM to 10:30 PM. The closing time for Arc De Triomphe is 30 minutes early in the wintertime. months. The entry closes for admission about 45 minutes before the closing timings for Arc De Triomphe in Paris. It is advisable to reach early as the monument can only accommodate a certain amount of people.

How To Reach Arc De Triomphe

The monument does not require any entry fees to visit the monument from outside. Tourists can walk around and take pictures. However, to reach the top of the magnificent monument, there is a cost of  12 EUR (INR 1000) for foreigners. 9 EUR (INR 750) for EU residents. This particular ticket allows access to the top of the monument via 280 stairs.

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Board a Metro

Metro is the best and cheapest way to travel in any country in Europe. The most nearby railway cum metro station to the Arc De Triomphe is Charles de Gaulle Etoile. Get down either at one of the metro lines 1, 2 & 6 or the RER Line A of Charles de Gaulle Etoile station. These will lead you to a tunnel from the Wagram exit, which is the safest way to reach Arc De Triomphe.

A tunnel pass costs of 8 € for adults, 6.5€ for a group of 20 adults and 5€ for students in the age group of 18 to 25 years. There is also a tunnel free pass option for students and children up to the age of 17 years. This is one of the fastest ways to reach the  Arc De Triomphe monument. 

Travel by Bus

People who are comfortable on the bus also have the option to take both public transportations and private non-stop buses. The bus lines to reach Arc De Triomphe are 22, 52, 30, 92, 31, and 73. The ticket costs only 1.90 €. You can also buy a pack of 10 tickets if you are planning to use the bus as your mode of transport to decipher this beautiful city.  These two are the suggested best and cheapest way to reach the Arc De Triomphe. 

This magnificent monument designed by architect Jean Chalgrin is worth visiting. The monument brings a mixed emotion that leaves the tourist with goosebumps on witnessing the beauty built for the brave hearts. A moment that leaves you emotionally connected. Plan your visit to the magnificent city of Paris with Pickyourtrail and witness this beautiful piece of art.  There also many packages available to Paris with Pickyourtrail.

Happy Travelling!!

Kajani Shivam