Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Paris schedule--climbing Arc?

Jump to last reply

I wondered, has anyone climbed to the top of the Arc de Triumph? How long did it take to do so (rough ballpark :) )? Were you glad you had done so, or did you feel it wasn't a great use of your time in Paris?

We are taking the Eurostar from London for a one day visit to Paris (the whole under the ocean train was too big of a draw for my husband to miss!). We arrive at 9:20am and leave at 18:10, so we are quite limited on time. We figured we would go straight to the E Tower, then to Notre Dame area and see what we could see, heading back to train when time ran out. However, we wondered if going first to the Arc and climbing it would fit, or if it is very time consuming. Not knowing how long we will be at the tower--no more tickets avail on that day for skipping line--I don't know if it is wise to start at Arc.

Thoughts on that schedule? Arc, then Tower, then Notre Dame as time allows? We'll bus to arc and possibly on to Tower, then walk along Seine to ND . . . All very rough in outline.

Thank you so much for your help!!

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 best time to book accommodation
  2. 2 Useful website for France
  3. 3 Tram 28 safe to travel with kids?
  4. 4 Small group for Colosseum
  5. 5 Portugal with a 3 year old and 1 year old
  6. 6 Planning 17 days Italy - Switzerland - Germany
  7. 7 Trip Report Our Silver Lining Tour: A German Journey & Queen's Day Too
  8. 8 SIM card for eastern europe
  9. 9 portugal trip 14 days - where to visit and stay
  10. 10 Driving to Paris... Parking?
  11. 11 Water taxi reservations in Venice
  12. 12 A little help needed for Dordogne area
  13. 13 London Tube strike scheduled for Apr 28 (2 days) and May 5 (3 days). Help!
  14. 14 London visit
  15. 15 Monet in Normandy
  16. 16 Train from Barcelona to Madrid
  17. 17 Any experience with Cave Lodging in Loire Valley?
  18. 18 Need help making VIP seat reservations on Golden Pass train
  19. 19 Rome to Pisa or Bologna to Pisa-Train...Help needed!
  20. 20 Advice for budget trip to Venice, espec trains & Groupons
  21. 21 Venice to Milan train tickets (for August travel) sold out already?
  22. 22 Trip Report Back from Budapest- Report Including Eger, Szentendre and London
  23. 23 No points in Paris .....
  24. 24 Florence & Rome Itinerary, hotel, tour co. critique please!
  25. 25 Manchester or Heathrow?
View next 25 » Back to the top