Friday, March 30, 2012

Paris Arc de Triomphe Tour


Arc de Triomphe is recognized as the most famous iconic status, apart from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Your trip to Paris won't be completed without visiting the Arc de Triomphe, which was built during the era of Emperor Napoleon in 1806 to commemorate France's soldiers from the Napoleonic wars.

As the Arc de Triomphe is situated in the center of the busiest roundabout in Paris downtown, you can get to the Arc de Triomphe by accessing through the underpass from the Champs Elysées. DO NOT TRY TO CROSS THE BUSY ROUNDABOUT! The vehicles won't stop for pedestrians whoever try crossing the roundabout.

You can roam around the ground level of the Arc de Triomphe since it's free for everyone. However, if you want to see the beautiful city lights in Paris downtown, you can access to the top level, which is also known as observation deck of the Arc de Triomphe. There is a very limited mobility to access to the top level of the Arc de Triomphe. You need to climb 284 steps on the spiral stair. It's highly recommended to wear sports shoe or comfortable flat shoe.

When you plan to get to the ground level of the Arc de Triomphe, you don't have to walk on the spiral stair again. You can access the elevator, which is located opposite the gift shop on the top level. This elevator is operated by a staff to take visitors from the top level to the ground level only.

Arc de Triomphe is open from 10am to 10pm every day. You can purchase ticket to the top level (observation deck) at the ticket booth on ground level of the Arc de Triomphe. 



Arc de Triomphe was taken from the busy street of Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, France
Arc de Triomphe was taken from busy street of Avenue des Champs-Elysees




A close up look of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
Close up Arc de Triomphe




Walk underpass at the end block of building of Avenue des Champs-Elysees  to cross the busy roundabout in Paris, France
Walk underpass at the end block of shop building of Avenue des Champs-Elysees in order to cross the busy roundabout.




The basement of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
The basement of Arc de Triomphe




Ticket booth at the ground floor of Arc de Triomphe to access the top level in Paris, France
Ticket booth at ground floor of Arc de Triomphe to access to the top level




The sign at the top level of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France





The ground level of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
The ground level of Arc de Triomphe  (Double click to enlarge the picture)




Walk on 284 steps of the spiral stair to the top level of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
Walk 284 steps of the spiral stair in order to get to the top of Arc de Triomphe




The model of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
The model of Arc de Triomphe




The busy nightlife of Avenue des Champs-Elysees was taken from the observation deck of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
The busy nightlife of Avenue des Champs-Elysees was taken from the observation deck of Arc de Triomphe




The shimmering lights of Paris downtown was taken from different angle at the observation deck of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
The shimmering lights of Paris downtown from different angle, was taken from the top floor of Arc de Triomphe  (Double click to enlarge the picture)


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