I recently went up to the Arc de Triomphe after wanting to go for ages so you can imagine how excited I was to go up to the top of such an iconic monument. Unfortunately, I was rather unlucky with the weather as it was foggy and raining... Despite the bad weather conditions, I was quite happy with the results of my photos and I wanted to share these with you to show you the outstanding panoramic view. You can see the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, Montmartre, the Montparnasse Tower, and Les Invalides amongst others, but you especially get to see the beauty and perfection of the architectural layout of Paris.
To access the Arc de Triomphe you need to get off at the Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile metro station and follow the signs underground. If you're arriving by foot then take the underground path to reach the entrance - don't try to cross over the road as it's one of the most chaotic and dangerous roundabouts in the capital...
You can buy your ticket online to save the queue or straight there (Adult-12€ / Reduced-9€ / Free if under 18). You can stay at the top for as long as you wish and can even get a guided tour with a group by reserving in advance. Opening times vary a bit during the year so read more here as last admission is 45 mins before closing time.
Have you ever been to the top of the Arc de Triomphe?
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