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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: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Seine Cruise

2. Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Seine Cruise

Explore the city and discover the magical atmosphere of the River Seine with a bus pass and a 1-hour cruise combo. The combo is available for 1 or 2 consecutive days. This open-top bus tour offers the largest network of interconnected hop-on hop-off routes in Paris, covering every attraction in the city. Hop on and off at your convenience at any of the stops to explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the city of Paris and its monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and much more. Then, hop onboard the boat and relax with the sound of the water while sailing across the Seine. Bus stops: 1. HAUSSMANN – GRANDS MAGASINS – 13, rue Auber 75009 Paris 2. OPERA GARNIER – 49, avenue de l’Opéra 75002 Paris 3. MUSEE DU LOUVRE – Place du Carrousel 75002 Paris 4. NOTRE-DAME – 4, rue du Petit Pont 75005 Paris 5. MUSEE D’ORSAY – 8, quai Anatole-France 75007 Paris 6. CONCORDE – 12, place de la Concorde 75008 Paris 7. CHAMPS-ELYSEES – GEORVE V -116, avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris 8. TROCADERO – 15, avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris 9. TOUR EIFFEL – 69, quai Branly 75007 Paris 10. PONT ALEXANDRE III – INVALIDES – 41, quai d’Orsay 75007 Paris

Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

3. Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour, Arc de Triomphe and Cruise

4. Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour, Arc de Triomphe and Cruise

See the best of Paris with this tour combining a guided Eiffel Tower visit with tickets to the Arc de Triomphe as well as a river cruise. Accompany your guide to the Eiffel Tower and visit the second floor, with an option to visit the summit. Then, use your Arc de Triomphe and river cruise tickets on any other day before their expiration.   The Eiffel Tower offers panoramic views of the city—see iconic monuments such as the golden dome of les Invalides and the remains of Notre Dame de Paris. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Egyptian obelisk at Place de la Concorde and the magnificent roof of the Grand Palais. If you select the summit option on booking, ascend even higher to see out past the city entirely, and check this activity off your bucket list.   Then, within 3 months of purchase, board a panoramic river boat for a 1-hour cruise along the Seine River that starts from the base of the Eiffel Tower, with service that runs every 30 to 60 minutes. See some of Paris’s iconic monuments closer up on this relaxing tour through the city.   You’ll also receive open tickets to visit the Arc de Triomphe, a neoclassical monument built in the ancient Roman style. Located at the center of the city, the view from the top is absolutely worth it—see the streets radiate out from this center point in a star-shaped pattern. At the base, visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died during the First World War. Observe the eternal flame being lit at 6:30 PM every night and wander the exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument.

From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

5. 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.

Welcome to Paris Day Trip from London via Train

6. 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.

Private tour of Paris by Night with Champagne

7. Private tour of Paris by Night with Champagne

Experience Paris at night by taking a tour through the City of Lights in a vintage Citroen 2CV. An icon of the French motor industry, the idiosyncratic 2CV was built from 1948 until 1990, and sets hearts a-flutter with its instantly recognizable design. Paris is known as the City of Lights because it was the first city in Europe to begin lighting its streets with gas lamps in 1828. Your personal driver will collect you from your hotel, or any other central Paris location, and drive down the Champs Elysees, to the beautiful Arc de Triomphe. Gaze at the marvelous Eiffel Tower, even more impressive at night when it is completely lit-up in a rainbow of illuminations. Pass the Louvre, continue to Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Opera Garnier. Next, head for the bohemian district of Montmartre, known for its artistic and laid-back atmosphere. Here you will see the magnificent Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, featured in the hit movie Amelie. The tour includes a complimentary bottle of Champagne to make your visit of Paris even more memorable, and more quintessentially French!

Arc de Triomphe, Lunch, & Seine River Cruise Tickets

8. 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

9. 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: Bus Toqué Tour with 3-Course Dinner and Champagne

10. Paris: Bus Toqué Tour with 3-Course Dinner and Champagne

Head to the Eiffel Tower and hop onboard the Bus Toqué for an unforgettable evening. Take your seat at your table on the double-decker bus and admire spectacular views of Paris from an elevated position. Each table is fitted with a tablet so you can listen to the audio commentary and watch the video guide as you savor a three-course meal based on local and seasonal products. End your experience on a high note with a signature dessert by pastry chef Mathieu Mandard as your bus makes its way back to the Eiffel Tower.

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What people are saying about Arc de Triomphe

Really good bus tour, the audio was informative and funny. The stop was easy to find using the map on their site. The Seine tour was ok but it was a real person speaking and she spoke mostly in French (which she would being in France of course) and then translated to English by which time we had sometimes already passed the attraction she was speaking about but the boat tour itself is a good way to see the tourist attractions. I would recommend both tours.

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.

A really nice way to see the city and learn about the history. We also used it for our transportation around the city. VERY PLEASED!!!

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