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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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Today:  10:00 - 22:30
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 22:30
Friday:  10:00 - 22:30
Saturday:  10:00 - 22:30
Sunday:  10:00 - 22:30
Monday:  10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday:  10:00 - 22:30
  • 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

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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What's included
  • Skip the line access to the Arc de Triomphe
  • 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

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008, Paris
Feb 16, 2019
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
Worth a vist for sure! Be prepared for the stairs up though. Toilets weren’t clean, one missing a toilet seat! But other than that the view is amazing.
Jan 31, 2019
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
Muy interesante, el museo donde proyectan la historia, las vistas, la tumba del soldado desconocido, un lugar con mucha historia, imperdible!!
Jan 14, 2019
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
It was a great experience. We went without waiting in a line. And the view was incredible. Perhaps the best view of Paris.
Jan 4, 2019
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
Extremely easy and convenient, skip the lines!
Dec 29, 2018
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
Beautiful at sunset!
Dec 28, 2018
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
Amazing view, is a must.
Dec 24, 2018
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
It was great not to have to wait in line!!
Dec 4, 2018
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
It is worth a visit. Be prepared to climb 250 steps. The views from the top are really amazing. Perhaps the exposition area could be more impressive
Nov 25, 2018
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
Really good place to visit, easy access from metro, only do the rooftop if you feel ok climbing 280 steps. The views from the rooftop are absolutely stunning, well worth a visit.
Nov 22, 2018
Arc de Triomphe: Skip The Line + Rooftop Access
Must visit

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