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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 - 22:30
Tomorrow
10:00 - 22:30
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
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
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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

Admission

Last admission 30 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
Dec 13, 2017
Amazing experience, and even though I considered myself fit I still had to stop a couple of times because my legs were a little tired. I knew there were no elevators and am thrilled I still did this. It was pouring with rain, cold but the view was still breathtaking!! An Absolute must of you come to Paris!!!
Dec 6, 2017
It’s okay good, do expect a tiring journey going up, only 384 steps but don’t underestimate them!
Great sights from the top, get yourself a selfie stick or something to take great pictures with loved ones
Dec 5, 2017
Great views! Be sure to head up just before the hour as the Eiffel Tower will go sparkly!
Nov 23, 2017
Gorgeous view!
Nov 21, 2017
There were a lot of stairs but it does say that in the ticket description, so it wasn’t a surprise. The view from the top was spectacular. We did not have to wait in line. It’s a great workout.
Nov 11, 2017
Nice and easy. Exactly what I expected
Nov 3, 2017
Amazing views!
Oct 31, 2017
nice and worthy
Oct 29, 2017
Go right before sunset and you will see the Eiffel Tower light up. Amazingly breathtaking views !
Oct 29, 2017
Well worth the visit. Be prepared for a fair climb up the steps and back down again.

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