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Arc de Triomphe: Entry ticket + Rooftop Access

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

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Provider: Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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What's included

Entrance ticket to the Arc de Triomphe
Access to the rooftop

Important information

* Elevator is only accessible for wheelchair users. Otherwise, you must climb the 284 steps to the top * Bags/items exceeding 40cmX40cmX20cm and strollers aren't allowed
  • Secure your Arc de Triomphe tickets, with rooftop access for spectacular views
  • Learn about the history of the Arc with interesting photo and videos displays
  • Enjoy unique views of the Champs-Élysées and pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

If you're looking for one of the best views in Paris, then you're missing out if you don't take in the City of Lights from atop the Arc de Triomphe.

The Arc is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Standing 50 meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is worth the climb. 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. Look for 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 may have taken thirty years, but it was 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 18:30 each evening, the flame is rekindled.

There's also an exhibition at the top and your Arc de Triomphe ticket will give you access to displays and models that explain the symbolic importance of this monument. Make sure to give it a look after you've been to the top, or before taking the final few stairs all the way to the top.

Wondering how to get to the center of the roundabout where the Arc sits? Don't take on the Parisian traffic, 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.

  • To access the Arc de Triomphe you must use the underground walkway from the Avenue Champs-Elysées or Grande Armée
  • After the security checkpoint, show your Arc de Triomphe ticket to be scanned at the entrance
  • This is an open day ticket, you can go when you want on the selected day during the opening hours.
Sunday 11:00 - 23:00
Monday 11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
Thursday 10:00 - 23:00
Friday 11:00 - 23:00
Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008, Paris
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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Sharon,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
11 Apr 2024
Excellent
Fantastic!!! Easy to purchase the tickets and a lovely museum inside. We enjoyed looking at the start of the marathon which my husband and I were running ! Amazing day
Arc de Triomphe: Entry ticket + Rooftop Access
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Lynne,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
03 Apr 2024
Excellent
Good value for money, and well worth the visit. Queue moves quickly to get in but there is a wait to get to the top. Not recommended for those less able or struggle with stairs
Arc de Triomphe: Entry ticket + Rooftop Access
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Jeanine,  United States United States
12 May 2024
Excellent
Easy to use the website to purchase from US. The tickets did what they advertised! Premium entrance ahead of others. I’d use Tiqets again. ☺️
Arc de Triomphe: Entry ticket + Rooftop Access

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