Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets
- Skip the line
- Valid: 1 day
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!
Every year on July 14th, the begining of the French Revolution is marked by a military parade from the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs-Elysées, to the Place de la Concorde.
French airmen, like the infantry, were ordered to march on foot to commemorate the end of World War I. Charles Godefroy protested by flying a biplane through it 3 weeks later!
After the Arc's vault became the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, military parades have avoided marching through the arch out of respect. Even Hitler observed the custom in 1940!
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.
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.
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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!