A must-visit for those visiting Paris is the Arc de Triomphe; a 50 metre arch that is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. It was built between 1806 and 1836 and is the world’s most familiar arch. This famous attraction is located at the western end of the popular Champs-Élysées, in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle. The Arc de Triomphe was built to honour those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. The names of all the generals and those who fought, along with the wars fought, are engraved on the inner and outer surfaces of the arch. Tourists must make it a point to either take the elevator or climb the steps to the top of the arch for a breathtaking view of the area surrounding the monument, and Paris. They must however be aware that if they choose to climb the stairs, there are 284 steps for them to climb. Also, if visitors do take the elevator, they will still have to climb 20 steps to reach the top.
Adults: 8 € Students (18 to 25): 5 € Groups: 6,20 € Free for children and students up to Age 17
From April to September: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm From October to March: 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Around 1 hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the viewing platform for panoramic views of the city
The city of Paris is home to quite a number of mosques. Tourists must make it a point to perform at least one prayer at the Grand Mosque of Paris; which is one of the largest mosques in France. Since those visiting the Arc De Triomphe won’t be able to locate prayer facilities, it is best to make inquiries regarding the location of the closest mosque to the arch.
There are quite a number of Halal restaurants in the city of Paris. Tourists will be able to find Halal restaurants serving a variety of cuisines ranging from Indian and Pakistani to Middle Eastern. Gwadar and Le Taj Mahal are just a few of the many restaurants that serve Halal food in Paris. Tourists will be able to see the word "Halal" written prominently at most of the Halal eateries in the city. They should however be aware that most of these establishments also do serve alcohol. There are also usually a couple of Halal restaurants located close to the mosque.