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Arc de Triomphe Paris

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Arc de Triomphe Paris

Information and tips about visiting Arc de Triomphe, the famous Triumphal Arch in Paris. Practical information about the history, opening hours, and online tickets for Arc de Triomphe can be found at

Arc de Triomphe Tickets and Information

Address: Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris
Metro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile stop - Line 1, 2, or 6

How do I buy tickets for Arc de Triomphe in Paris?

  • Tickets for Arc de Triomphe from 13 € (Book your tickets)
  • Ages 0 to 24; free entrance for EU residents
  • Free entrance every 1st Sunday of the month from November to March

Tip: An affordable combination ticket, grants you access to Arc de Triomphe and a 1-hour Seine River cruise (Book your tickets)

Opening hours:
  • April to September open daily from 10:00 to 23:00
  • October to March open daily from 10:00 to 22:30
  • January 1st, May 1st, May 8th (closed in the morning), July 14th, November 11th (closed in the morning), December 25th

Arc de Triomphe is the best-known Triumphal Arch in Paris, France. The impressive landmark may be found near the end of Avenue des Champs-Élysées, at the Charles de Gaulle traffic circle. The impressive structure can be reached through an underground pedestrian tunnel. The tunnel is located at the crossroad of Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Avenue de la Grande Armée. The entrance is marked by a descending stairway that leads to a tunnel beneath the traffic circle.

Visit Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

Arc de Triomphe is one of the largest Triumphal Arches in the world, standing 55 meters high and 45 meters wide. The rooftop of the structure is open to visitors and offers a spectacular view. The rooftop is accessible through a 284-step stairway (this is quite a climb) or an elevator. To enter the rooftop, an entry ticket is required.

Information and Tickets Arc de Triomphe

The well-known Triumphal Arch is popular among tourists. It is possible to purchase entry tickets in advance. Would you like to book your tickets for Arc de Triomphe now? Please click here for additional information

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History of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

The Triumphal Arch was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in honor of the victories of his French armies. Construction of the structure began in 1806, the design was inspired by Roman Triumphal Arches. Architect Jean-François Chalgerin created the design. The construction of Arc de Triomphe took over 30 years.

In France, Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of military strength. In 1920, The Unknown Soldier (an unidentified fallen soldier from World War I) was buried beneath the structure. In 1923, a memorial flame was placed on his grave. The annual French Remembrance Day ceremony is held at Arc de Triomphe on May 8th.

Sightseeing at Arc de Triomphe

Several sculpted images may be seen on both the front and back of Arc de Triomphe. The detailed images relate to important battles in French history. Many of the images portray the victories of Napoleon. The names of Napoleon’s generals and officers may be found on the arch. There is a fantastic viewpoint on the rooftop of Arc de Triomphe from where you can see the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, and Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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How do I get to Arc de Triomphe?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit Arc de Triomphe. The monument can be reached via Line 1, Line 2, or Line 6 at the Charles de Gaulle-Étoile stop.

Close to Arc de Triomphe is a stop for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off bus. For additional information, please click here

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