Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle - 75008 Paris Champs-Élysées
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COVID19: the Centre for National Monuments has decided to abolish the first free Sunday in November (Sunday 1 November) for monuments in the red zone. The entrance fee will therefore apply normally. The aim of this measure is to limit the number of visitors to monuments due to the health crisis. This measure will be renewable from December 2020 to March 2021 as long as the areas are in the red zone.

From September 18, 2021 to October 3, 2021: the Arc de Triomphe wrapped by the artist Christo.

A unique view of the Champs-Élysées, the world’s most beautiful avenue.
The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, this iconic monument bears the names of battles and generals from the Revolution and the First Empire. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.


Droit d'entrée dans les monuments : entrée gratuite pour les personnes handicapées et leur accompagnateur sur présentation d'un justificatif. Pour le tarif des visites-conférences et des ateliers : voir la brochure.


Under 18s


Free on the 1st Sunday of the month between 1 November and 31 March
Free entry for under 26s from/living in the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers
Free for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying person, as well as jobseekers and those receiving French welfare benefits




Reservation for groups only - unguided visit: [email protected]


Mornings of 8 May, 14 July, and 11 November


From 1 April to 30 September: every day 10am-11pm. From 1 October to 31 March: every day 10am-10.30pm.



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Vue sur la Place de l'Etoile - Champs-Elysées - Concorde - Louvre / La Défense.


Two virtual reality terminals available in 6 languages (French, English, Chinese, Italian, German, Spanish) on the terrace


German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian


Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

Renovation works until May 2019 to improve comfort, accessibility and safety.

- Physical disability: for visitors in a wheelchair, access to the Arc de Triomphe is only possible through drop-off parking on the roundabout. Please let us know in advance on +33 (0)1 55 37 73 78. There is a lift for visitors with reduced mobility up to the first floor (museum collection). Please be aware that the lift is preceded by 3 steps that require assistance. The terrace (40 steps to climb with two sharp turns) and the mezzanine are not accessible. Toilets are not adapted for wheelchair users.
Renovation works until May 2019: installation of a wheelchair lift to allow wheelchair users to access the terrace, provision of adapted toilets.

- Hearing impairment: guided tours in French Sign Language for groups. Reservation required by fax on +33 (0)1 44 61 21 41.

Find out all you need to know about accessibility in France's National Monuments:
You can download the brochure presenting the various tours on offer for people with disabilites in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.
Contact: [email protected]
Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Paris region centre
22 Avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

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Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris
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