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Tickets for Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access

Napoleon's tribute to his Grande Armée and spectacular views of Paris

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 23:00
Tomorrow
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Highlights
  • Your skip the line ticket gets you in faster, straight to the good stuff
  • Make for the top of one of the most iconic monuments in Paris and prepare for those amazing views
  • Enjoy a unique view of the Champs-Élysées and pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Description

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. 50 m tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. You'll see all of the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from it into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world, and you're at the 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, but that's what happens when you design something so elaborate: relief sculptures at the base of each of the four pillars, ornate soldiers in a frieze around the top, plus the names of 128 battles and 558 generals. It took thirty years, but was well worth it.

At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in WWI. The Unknown Soldier was given a burial in 1921, beneath the eternal flame. At 6:30 each evening, the flame is rekindled. There's also an exhibition which explains the symbolic importance of this monument. Make sure to see it (after you've been to the top).

Standing atop the arch is worth the 284 stairs. From 50 m up, you can survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake.

TRIUMPHAL TUNNELS: In your rush to get to the Arc, you might be tempted to take on the Parisian traffic in the roundabout. Don't do it! There are stairs from the north side of the Champs-Élysées that link up to pedestrian tunnels. Use these and save yourself the embarrassment of getting run over by a moped.

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Smartphone tickets accepted
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Skip The Line
What's included
  • Skip the line access to the Arc de Triomphe
Instructions
  • To access the Arc de Triomphe you must use the underground walkway from the Avenue Champs-Elysées or Grande Armée
  • Skip the ticket line in the underground walkway and go straight to the stairs, located on the right-hand side of the ticket office
  • Once outside, go straight to the 'Reserved Entry' (Entrée Réservée) line on the right
  • After the security checkpoint, show your smartphone ticket to be scanned
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008, Paris
Additional info

Admission

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Getting There

  • Bus: Line 22, 30, 31, 52, 73 or 92
  • Metro: Line 1, 2 or 6, Charles de Gaulle-Étoile
  • RER A: Charles de Gaulle-Étoile
Reviews
Jun 18, 2018
I discovered this website by accident. It turned out to be the BEST thing I could have ever found. It was so easy to book my site tours in Paris. We walked in to both the Arc de Triomphe and Louvre with no issue. It was fantastic!!
I plan to use this for our next stop, London!
Thank you!!!
Jun 16, 2018
Only minutes in line. Simply showed the vouchers on our phones and on we went.
Jun 15, 2018
Saved loads of time as did not have to wait in line.
Jun 15, 2018
Efficient service and easy bookings.
Jun 13, 2018
Very easy, the app also guides you so you know exactly where to go. The best way to view Paris. Very beautiful - and you really get a sense of what life was like in Paris at that time.
Jun 13, 2018
Went straight through. 100% recommend this ticket provider.
Jun 12, 2018
Easily booked tickets online 15mins before reaching our venue
Jun 11, 2018
It was easy to get in with the tickets, there wasn’t any line to get up as well. Everything was smooth anyways!
Jun 10, 2018
284 steps is a bit of an ask but the view at the top is worth it. I went at lunch time and there weren’t as many people there
Jun 4, 2018
Amazing views, amazing service, amazing building. Definitely worth doing!

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