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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
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
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, 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
Apr 19, 2018
Easy way of booking and access to the place of sightseeing
Apr 15, 2018
Not only did I skip the line but I was given access to the lift instead of walking up all the stairs! Made it up just in time to see the Eiffel Tower Sparkle!
Apr 14, 2018
Enjoyed our time there at night. Great views of the city
Apr 12, 2018
Climbing the spiral steps was a worthy experience to the top. Along the way there are 2 floors that display portraits and sculptures. Best to get to the roof top somewhere between sunset and night to you witness both views of the city. The Eiffel lights up every hour, 9pm 10pm 11pm etc so prepare your cameras for the wonderful lights on the tower! All in all, the arc delivered the 360 view, just what I wanted.
Apr 11, 2018
Very easy
Apr 10, 2018
Great
Apr 10, 2018
Fantastic buying tickets in advance easily form from UK . Saved us queuing and well worth it!
Apr 9, 2018
Excellent
Apr 8, 2018
Great experience no queues
Apr 7, 2018
The line was so long, I left my husband to keep our place and went outside to get cell service, took all of 4 minutes to order on my phone! I wish more places offered this!

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