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The Arc de Triomphe

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Arc de Triomphe Ticket Office

Skip The Line and Rooftop Access tickets

Priority access to the top of the Arc the Triomphe
Tremendous spot to see all the monuments of Paris


What to expect

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, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness.

Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. 

The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues !

Crédits photos : © Jean-Christophe Ballot, © Michel Setboun, © Jean-Luc Laimm, © Ian Kelsall

Please note

The visit is free for under 18s as well as 18-25 year olds from countries within the European Union. The free ticket must be picked up at the ticket office at the entrance.

As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.


Open every day
1 April to 30 September: 10 am to 11 pm
October 1 to March 31: 10 am to 10:30 pm
Last admission 45 mins before closing
Closed on the following public holidays: January 1st, December 25th


  • A panoramic view of the world's most beautiful avenue: the Champs-Elysées
  • Self-guided tour of one of Paris's iconic monuments
  • Access possible in the evening for fantastic night views


Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris
Parking lot
Marceau Etoile, 75B Avenue Marceau - 75116 Paris
Victor-Hugo-Pompe, 16 Avenue Victor Hugo - 75116 Paris
Public transportation
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