Arc de Triomphe

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Top 5 facts about the Arc de Triomphe

This magnificent triumphal arch commemorating the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars is a bonafide icon of the nation's turbulent political history. Here are five things to know about it before booking your tour!

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    The Arc de Triomphe looks most spectacular at night, and the eternal flame that marks the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is most visible then. At a height of 50 meters, visitors can climb to the top from 10:00AM to 11:00PM (10:30PM off-season), and gaze down the surrounding illuminated boulevards. Tickets can be purchased at ground level.

  • How to get there?

    The Arc de Triomphe can be easily seen at the end of each of the 12 avenues radiating from it, including the Champs-Elysées. The nearest Metro stations are Argentine and George V (both line 1), Ternes (line 2), and Kléber (line 6). Take the underpass to the arch itself, avoiding the dangerously busy roundabout that encircles it.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    10:00AM to 11:00PM peak season, 10:00AM to 10:30PM off-season.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to look at from the outside. Tickets to climb the arch are 9,50 € for adults.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You won't need a guide for the arch, but might want to check out our best-selling tours in the area.
  • How to get there
    The the Metro line 1 to Argentine and George V, line 2 to Ternes, or line 6 to Kléber.
  • Additional information
    ** Group tickets are available at a discounted rate per person.*

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What people are saying about Arc de Triomphe

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,916 reviews

Very handy to skip a queue when we arrived. The mobile ticket option worked really well and there was no specified time of arrival so it was stress free, flexible and I guess we could have gone back again in the early evening when the setting sun would be behind us as we looked at the Eiffel Tower

Paris is an appalling city, certainly beautiful and full of interesting places to visit. The Museum pass allows the visitors to arrive and enter without much problem, it is really useful! We went there for 6 days and it helped us to keep our itinerary flexible! Thank you very much

Was amazing experience the people there who is kindly friendly amazing very acknowledging and the View majestic totally recommendation

we had a lovely time! it was fun and an informative experience

Echt een aanrader, super leuk en werd veel gebruikt!