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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Arc de Triomphe

Skip-the-Line: Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Élysées Sunset Tour

Product ID: 208407
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Paris offers up its riches on this expertly guided evening stroll along the luxurious Champs-Élysées, ending with Skip-the-Line Access to watch the sunset at the top of the iconic Arc de Triomphe.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy Skip-the-Line Access to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
  • See a spectacular sunset from the summit of the Arc de Triomphe
  • Stroll the tree-lined Champs-Élysées
  • Learn from your English-speaking tour guide
Full description
Your tour begins among the famously luxurious restaurants and boutiques of the Champs-Élysées – named for the Elysian Fields, Greek mythology’s heavenly land of plenty. As restaurant staff lay out candles for an evening of romantic dinners, you’ll start your stroll along the wide, straight boulevard toward the towering Arc de Triomphe.

Along the way, your passionate local guide will reveal the high-society origins of this fashionable district – and can recommend nearby places to visit to enrich your Parisian experience. You’ll hear how, in the 16th-century, Ekaterina Medici was inspired to extend the promenade of Tuileries Garden from the Louvre into the Paris countryside, where gardens overflowed with fragrant herbs and the royal family hunted ducks. Over time, impressive residences were built along the fashionable avenue, and today it remains the widest and most beautiful boulevard in all of Paris.

After a little high-end window shopping, you’ll find yourself at the foot of the magnificent Arc de Triomphe, built to honor Napoleon’s military prowess. With Skip-the-Line Access, only 284 steps separate you from a spectacular 360-degree view of Paris from the top of the arch. This tour is carefully timed to arrive at the top just as the sunset paints the city’s avenues and unmistakable landmarks in priceless gold. Your guide will point out amazing sights as you take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. As you descend, the Paris nightlife will be coming to life, ready and waiting for you to continue your magical evening.

Includes
  • Skip the line entrance to the Arc de Triomphe
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets when appropriate
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

63, Champs Elysees, on the corner of the intersection of Champs Elysee avenue and rue Pierre Charron. There is a taxi station on the corner and your tour guide will wait for you next to the benches.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is an activity tour which involves an extensive amount of walking and climbing, comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible and is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriers
• Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
• You may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
• The Arc de Triomphe is a memorial monument, visitors are expected to dress appropriately
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 14 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
5.0/5

Organized by

City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 208407