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
Monday:  10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 23:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 23:00
Friday:  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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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
  • Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008, Paris
Reviews
Jun 14, 2019
Excellent
Jun 12, 2019
The directions were perfect! We skipped the line and headed straight to security. From arrival to ascent, it took max 10 minutes (slower people walking the stairs in front of us). Easy process; will definitely encourage others to buy these tickets when visiting Paris in the future!
Jun 12, 2019
Easy. Worth skipping the queue for sure.
Jun 12, 2019
A Skip-The-Line Ticket is the BEST way to enjoy this monument! Loved this feature!
Jun 12, 2019
Super smooth
Jun 12, 2019
Super easy to use! Saved us almost an hour of standing in line
Jun 9, 2019
Very simple payment and saved a lot of time not having to queue.
Jun 9, 2019
Saved us a ton of time.
Jun 9, 2019
Very comfortable and fast entrance
Jun 8, 2019
Hot day, bring water. View was exceptional from.top, history of building well expressed.

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What do these tickets include?
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