Arc de Triomphe Reviews
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Review by Heather G, November 2012
Each time I visit the Arc de Triomphe it is different, and I see something new. The view from the top is well worth the climb.
Review by Vickie Tucker, October 2011
Paris is absolutely wonderful! The weather and food was perfect. The sights were amazing, after reading about these buildings and their purpose since a child I found them unbelieveable, Their age, size, heighth and history all make our trip and money spent worth it all. When laying in bed we could see the Effle Tower and fought over the side next to the window. (: My two favorites were: the Louve and the Effle Tower. The Louve was undescrible with treasures from all over the world. The Mona Lisa was much smaller than I had thought, it was tiny compared to most of the painting - but amazing. We have traveled all over the world and our week in Paris was our best, our second best was white water rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
We enjoyed the rail pass and the museum pass that had us into the Louvre and up on to the Arc de Triomphe in record time. The hop on hop off bus was good for a change of pace.
Short Version: Worth every penny. Second city pass I have bought and they are great purchases!
The details: The Paris Pass is a very good purchase. Does not have as many perks or deals as the London pass, but the metro is included (as opposed to an additional charge on London) and skipping the lines was a HUGE advantage. We probably saved a total of 2-3 hours between the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the Orsay lines. Also you MUST take advantage of the free Siene River cruise as part of your card. Make sure to go in the evening because Paris is even more beautiful by night. Just like with all these passes, the key is to take the time to read the book that comes with it to see which deals are worth it to you.
G was a great guide even in the rain. We saw so much and learned a great deal. Highly recommend. Side note: We did not walk to Arc de Triomphe, only saw it in the distance but it could have been due to the rain. Lunch in the gardens was nice.
The Paris Pass was a great value! We took advantage of the Rouges bus service, the Seine cruise, several museums, and the Arc De Triomphe.
We picked up our passes at the Hard Rock Cafe and used them a couple days later. The museum pass was included and we used it to visit the top of the Arc de Triomphe, as well as the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay.
A very good bargain. We planned our itinerary prior to using the passes, so we were able to visit many places.
Review by Marie C, June 2011
Doing what: Viator Exclusive: Private Paris Tour by Citroen 2CV
Trip was great and Clemence showed us heaps. Even timed the red lights on the Champs Elyssee so we good stand up and take photos of the Arc de Triomphe (while pedestrians took photos of us). Clemence was lovely and dressed appropriately.
Review by Frances, United Kingdom, October 2010
The Arc De Triomphe is a stunning feature in central Paris, its at the end of one of the most famous roads in the whole of Paris the Champs-Elysees. You can easily walk there from central Paris or take one of the regular hop-om hop-off buses. My top tip: Make the time whilst your in Paris to climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, the best views across the whole of Paris can be seen from the top! Its only 284 steps to the top and worth every bit of effort.
We had a 2-day Paris Pass and used it to visit the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Napoleon's Tomb and Museum, and go for a boat trip on the Seine, as well as using the Hop-on Hop-off Red Bus several times and the metro. Really good to skip the lines at the Louvre etc! Pity the Eiffel Tour wasn't included but otherwise excellent - would use it again. Useful little book too.
Great tour showing highlights of the city - perfect for an introduction to Paris, however tour info says it includes Arc de Triomphe and Charmps Élysées but we did not get to see either on the tour. Our guide Travis was very knowledgable and friendly.
We had such a fun time on this, perhaps mostly because this is a new thing in Paris we had our picture taken approx. 30 times - very cute to see reactions of passers-by. Only thing I wish we would have seen better on this tour was the Arc de Triomphe - it was just a fleeting pass-by from afar, but otherwise it was a great time.
I've always used this, but more and more, I am realizing how limited it is. If you are going to a special exhibit in a museum, it might get you to the head of the line, which helps, but you still have to pay to get in. Some museums, like the Marmatton, are not covered at all. However, it did get us to the top of the Montparnasse Tower and the Arche de Triomphe. You definitely need to do your homework and figure out what you want to see and do and whether this will help. There was a two hour wait for the Grande Palais, and this didn't help with that at all. On earlier trips to Paris, when we wanted to get into the Louvre, and other major museums, it was just great. So, I still recommend it. Just don't have unrealistic expectations about where it will get you in. And remember, if it is a special exhibit, you will still have to pay! This pass came with the Metro Pass, which is invaluable. You have to have this pass, if you want to really enjoy Paris. We walked for miles a day, but we also used our metro passes. I would never go to Paris without a metro pass!
The only way to really see the city. We were lucky and there were only 4 people in the tour, so we were able to freely ask questions about various places we were seeing. The only downside was that we did not have time to visit Arc de Triomphe. Just wasn't the time to do so.
Review by Anonymous, August 2007
Doing what: Paris Pass
We bought the Paris Pass for four days. We did the boat trip, Musee du Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Tour Montparnasse, Musee Grevin the wax museum, Arc de Triomphe, Palais Garnier, and the open top bus tour. Notre Dame is free to go in if you don't want a guided tour. One thing we missed out was Espace Dali. We didn't realize we had the vouchers to get in, instead we presented the Paris Pass booklets and were rejected. We were very disappointed indeed. I would advise anyone to look carefully what vouchers there are in the voucher book. Also, it would have been even better if Tour Eiffel had been included in the Paris Pass. It was the first tour we wanted to do.