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 4,666 reviews

There were signs to lead you to the correct spot to que for the skip the line entrance. The climb up to the top was easy. The views from the top were incredible as was the site of the Eiffel Tower. A pleasant experience.

It was a very nice tour. The guide went out of her way to show as much of Paris as possible. Interesting information and unique moments of this tour make the trip unforgettable.

was really great, great view over Paris! Even now, in the period of veiling. Even the floor above is covered !!!

It was great to stand on top of the Arc de Triump disguised by Christ and admire Paris

Top. Mann couldn't miss the lifelong dream of Christo & Jeanne Claude.