Arc de Triomphe

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Top 5 facts about the Arc de Triomphe

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!

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    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.

  • How to get there?

    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.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    10:00AM to 11:00PM peak season, 10:00AM to 10:30PM off-season.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to look at from the outside. Tickets to climb the arch are 9,50 € for adults.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You won't need a guide for the arch, but might want to check out our best-selling tours in the area.
  • How to get there
    The the Metro line 1 to Argentine and George V, line 2 to Ternes, or line 6 to Kléber.
  • Additional information
    ** Group tickets are available at a discounted rate per person.*

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What people are saying about Arc de Triomphe

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,666 reviews

Our kids had a blast. Maybe the funnest thing we did during our entire trip to Paris. Romain, Louie, and our third guide were great guys. Very friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. We saw neighborhoods, churches, gardens, and points of interest. We felt safe the entire time. We did have a small mixup on scheduling, but made it happen the next day and were so glad we did.

It was a great experience. Our guide was very enthusiastic asking lots of questions and keeping the kids engaged throughout. She speaks in French but made the extra effort to say a few things in English to our son who doesn’t understand French. We also learned a few things and got to see all the attractions.

Amazing photos..my photographer was Alain and i can’t thank him enough, he took wonderful photos of my children. Amazing memories. Ask for Alain and you won’t regret :)

This is a great way to introduce a city to a person who will tell you many more details about the city, architecture, history, and art than you can read in any book.

It was breathtakingly amazing! Loved every minute up there!! Definitely a recommendation for a Paris visit