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Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

1. Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. Inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he never lived to see its completion. At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in World War I. Behold the eternal flame that is rekindled at 6.30 PM each evening. In addition, there is a must-see exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake. Plus, with skip-the-line tickets, you'll hardly have to break stride on your way in.

Paris: Arc de Triomphe Entry with Seine Cruise

2. Paris: Arc de Triomphe Entry with Seine Cruise

Enjoy the perfect day out in Paris with a combo package that grants you priority entrance to the Arc de Triomphe and a river cruise on the Seine, each of which can be used at the time of day which suits you best. At the Arc de Triomphe, skip the long lines and head straight up to the top of the monument to admire iconic views of the Champs-Elysées. Climb to a height of 50 meters to reach the viewing platform for views of the surrounding streets that will make the 284-step climb worthwhile. You may also witness the lighting of the eternal flame every night at 6:30 pm or visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the foot of the monument. Afterward, head to the Bateaux Parisiens for a cruise on the River Seine. Relax and take in views of some of Paris' most iconic landmarks, including the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame de Paris, and some of the city's many bridges. You can also admire Paris institutions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Hotel du Ville from a unique perspective. 

From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

3. From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of Paris, with round trip transfers from London by Eurostar. Upon arrival at St. Pancras international in London, a representative will escort you to your reserved seat on board the 06:55 train to Paris. They will be available as your guide throughout the day. Relax on the train journey. Then, take a panoramic bus tour to see some of the most iconic landmarks of the "City of Lights," such as the Notre Dame cathedral, Napoleon’s triumphal Arc de Triomphe, and the luxury hotels and stores of the Champs-Elysees. Next, you’ll be treated to a special tour of the Eiffel Tower. Skip the lines and go straight to a reserved lunch at the newly opened Madame Brasserie on the first floor.  Reopened in June 2022, the 1st floor fully renovated brasserie is run by a two Michelin stars chef Thierry Marx, offering contemporary brasserie cuisine.  The restaurant opens 360 degrees onto the Iron Lady’s metal structure for you to enjoy its beauty, and offers a breathtaking view of the Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and feast on a delicious 3-course meal of French cuisine. Continue after lunch with a cruise down the River Seine, gliding through the heart of Paris for spectacular views of Place de la Concorde, the Musée D’Orsay, and much more.  Complete your experience by exploring the streets at leisure. A guided tour of the Louvre is available for those who prefer to see the “Mona Lisa” and other magnificent art works. Return to the Gare Du Nord for your 19:13 Eurostar departure back to London, with check-in closing 45 minutes before departure. Arrive in London at approximately 20:30 for the end of tour services.

Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

4. Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and begin the day with a visit to the famous Cathédrale Notre Dame. Afterwards you’ll head to the Ile de la Cité, located in the middle of the Seine. Discover the famous Saint Michel district, the Hotel de Ville, and enjoy views of the most beautiful bridges in Paris, such as the Pont Neuf and the Pont des Arts. Your driver will then take you to the Palais du Luxembourg, passing by iconic monuments such as the Pantheon. Take a relaxing walk in the Luxembourg gardens, a haven of greenery and peace in the heart of Paris. Admire the famous 16th-century Palais du Luxembourg, its flower gardens, and sculptures. Next you’ll see the Louvre and its famous pyramid, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Eustache, the Bourse of Paris, the National Assembly, and the Invalides. Enjoy a traditional French picnic on the Champs de Mars park, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Bask in the lovely views of the city as you experience a traditional baguette, with camembert, charcuterie, and of course a bottle of red wine! Your drive continues along the Seine to the famous Place de la Concorde, and then up the Champs-Elysées, considered by many to be the most beautiful avenue in the world. Your driver will stop at the top of the avenue, so you can climb the Arc de Triomphe, and take in the panoramic views from the top. See the Concorde, Madeleine, Opera Garnier, and Place Vendôme before heading to Montmartre, one of the most charming and romantic districts of Paris. Before finishing the tour, you’ll be dropped off at the top of the Butte Montmartre. Visit the Basilique du Sacré Coeur or perhaps take a walk to the Place du Tertre, famous for its many artists before returning to your hotel or another location of your choice in Paris.

Welcome to Paris Day Trip from London via Train

5. Welcome to Paris Day Trip from London via Train

Meet your guide at St Pancras Station, then it's all aboard the high-speed train to Paris. Relax and watch the scenery fly by out your window on your short 2-hour-and-15-minute trip. Arrive in Paris and set off with your guide to explore on a panoramic tour of the city that visits major sites including the Opera House, Champs-Elysees, and the Arc de Triomphe. This is followed by a 1-hour river cruise on the Seine that boasts wonderful sights of famous landmarks such as Notre Dame cathedral. Finish the guided part of your tour at the Eiffel Tower, then enjoy free time to visit your favorite sights on your own, or grab a delicious bite to eat at a local café. Your knowledgeable guide is more than happy to give you tips on what to see and do as you venture out solo. In the early evening you re-join with the group, and head back to Gard du Nord for your return journey to London.

Arc de Triomphe, Lunch, & Seine River Cruise Tickets

6. Arc de Triomphe, Lunch, & Seine River Cruise Tickets

Need ideas for your day in Paris? This combination booking provides you with skip-the-line tickets to the Arc de Triomphe, delectable restaurant lunch and tickets for a cruise on the River Seine. See Paris's best features on your own timeline, without having to keep up with a tour group. Start your day at 10:00 AM with a visit to the Arc de Triomphe with skip-the-line tickets. This monument is a symbol of the city’s patriotism, honoring those who fought and died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, as well as the Unknown Soldiers from World War I. From the top of this structure, admire a panoramic and breathtaking view of Paris—the Arc is located in the center of 12 radiating streets, giving you views down all 12 grand boulevards.   Then, head to the restaurant Restaurant L'Alsace for your 11:45 AM lunch reservations, located only a 10-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe. Simply present your voucher to the staff and settle down for a hearty lunch that includes a full menu: a starter, main course, dessert, and a drink. Following lunch, rendezvous at “Bateaux Parisiens”, the port just next to the Eiffel Tower to board a Parisian boat for a cruise along the Seine River. Unwind while contemplating the history of Paris and admire its many monuments — you’ll pass by the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and many bridges with unique architectural features. Learn all about the city with your audio guide, which you can also access via an app on your smartphone. Or, if you’re too tired after a long day, you can use your cruise tickets on another day.

Paris: 1-Day Tour from London with Coach Tour & Cruise

7. Paris: 1-Day Tour from London with Coach Tour & Cruise

Meet your representative at St Pancras Station before boarding the Eurostar. Then, just sit back and relax, as you arrive into Paris in just a couple of hours for a day of sightseeing. On arrival at Paris Gare du Nord, you and your guide will board your luxury private coach and start your Parisian journey pointing out sites as you travel through the heart of Paris on your way to the Eiffel Tower. Get your cameras at the ready as your first stop is the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll have time to get up close to this spectacular monument, take photographs and create amazing memories. In the afternoon, embark on a spectacular, circular sightseeing cruise on the romantic River Seine. Meander through the heart of Paris whilst taking in the stunning panoramic views from your all-glass boat, including an open air observation deck and fascinating audio commentary. Disembark your cruise when you will then have free time to explore the area, and have some lunch (ask your host for recommendations). Re-board your private coach for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Paris where you will take in the major landmarks including the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. Stop at the Louvre for a photo opportunity at the famous glass pyramids. Round off the day in the area of Montmartre where you will have time to visit Sacré-Cœur. Enjoy exploring this charming neighborhood after the end of the tour and have a drink in cafe or do a little souvenir shopping.

Paris: Monuments Tour in a Motorcycle Sidecar

8. Paris: Monuments Tour in a Motorcycle Sidecar

Starting from the iconic Pont Bir-Hakeim, you will cross over to the right bank and stop between the wings of the Palais de Chaillot at the Place du Trocadero. Although a magnificent view right across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, this stop is an intro to Paris and its love affair with Universal Exhibitions, and the Tower will be saved for the end. Then you'll be zooming down Baron Haussmann's boulevards before regaling in some stories from the Napoleonic dynasty at the majestic Arc de Triomphe and the Opéra Garnier. The furthest point of the tour is the Louvre for some photos before beginning the return via the Champs Elysées, Pont Alexandre III and finally stopping at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. You'll be finishing the full loop back at the Pont Bir Hakeim, and walk away with new memories, and enough recommendations from your guide to go create more fun experiences!

Paris: Private Walking Tour with a Licensed Local Guide

9. Paris: Private Walking Tour with a Licensed Local Guide

Make the best of your visit to Paris and explore the city like a local. Our guide will show you the main sites of the city, focusing in the sites you are mostly interested. All our guides are official tour guides of the city of Paris. You will learn about the history, secrets and legends of the city. Enjoy a personalised experience to explore Paris. During your tour you will visit main sites such as - Notre Dame cathedral - Louvre museum (from outside) - Eiffel Tower - Pont des Arts and much more!

From Disneyland: Paris, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Tour and Cruise

10. From Disneyland: Paris, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Tour and Cruise

This full-day tour will allow you to discover Paris’ most cherished landmarks, including the Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Opera Garnier, the Pont de l'Alma, the Concorde, and many more.  You’ll start the tour by departing from Disneyland on a coach, embarking on the perfect day in the French capital. After your drive, you’ll then board a riverboat and admire more must-see attractions while cruising along the River Seine. You’ll see La Conciergerie, l’Ile de la Cité, and the Grand Palais. Finally, you’ll travel up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, rounding off the ultimate Paris experience adequately before being dropped off back at your pickup point.

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What people are saying about Arc de Triomphe

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 154 reviews

This ticket was great! We were able to go anytime during the day of the ticket, so that made it easy. The view from the top was incredible & fun to see the Eiffel Tower from the view instead of going to the top of the Eiffel Tower. We ended up taking the elevator to save time & also all the steps.

We were able to get in line immediately at security to enter - it was great! Hardly any waiting on Wednesday at 12:00. View from the rooftop is great and well-worth it, but be ready to climbing several flights of stairs on a spiral staircase!

It involves climbing quite a few steps. If you are in reasonable shape, it will be fine. But, could prove difficult for elderly travelers.

Using the skip the line pass got us ushered into an elevator to the top within minutes. Loved it!

It’s another great way to look at different part of Paris!