The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most emblematic monuments in Paris. With this skip-the-line ticket, you'll have access to the viewpoint and exhibition without having to queue!
Arc de Triomphe Skip the Line Ticket
Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte, who was somewhat self-conscious about his short stature, decided to make everyone else feel his frustrations. How did he do that? In 1805, after the French victory in the Battle of Austerlitz, the perfect occasion presented itself: he ordered a large monument to be built that would not only commemorate the victory but also make anyone who admired its outstanding architecture feel small and insignificant. And so, the Arc de Triomphe project came to life, although ironically Napoleon did not live to see the finished masterpiece.
Under the Arc de Triomphe, which stands tall and the end of the famed Champs-Élysées, you can see the names of the main Napolean victories engraved in the walls. Just below these inscriptions, there is also the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with an eternal flame that burns in memory of the fallen who were never identified in both World Wars.
With your ticket to the Arc de Triomphe, you'll also be able to visit the exhibition inside the monument. Plus, you won't have to wait in line to get in! And don't miss your opportunity to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the monument, where you'll also see objects dating back to the Napoleon era.
The ticket also gives you access to Arc de Triomphe's viewpoint. From this privileged position, you'll enjoy incredible views of the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and the banks of the River Seine. This is the perfect spot to take the most beautiful photos of Paris.
Arc de Triomphe Opening Times
The Arc de Triomphe is open from 10 am util 11 pm. Final entry is at 10 pm.
For security and capacity reasons, in cases of high attendance, an early closure may be possible. Therefore, we recommend that you don't leave your visit to the Arc de Triomphe until later in the day.
On 24th and 31st December closing time is at 3 pm.
With this ticket, you will avoid the queues at the ticket offices. However, you will have to wait in line to for the security checks.
Entry to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is free on the first Sunday of each month from November to March. Under 18s and under 25s in the European Union may also enter free but will not have skip-the-line access.
Building work at the Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is currently covered with tarpaulins. It is a posthumous project conceived by the artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude.
The main building work to cover the monument, based on the project designed by Christo and his wife, will take place from 18th September to 3rd October 2021.
During both the installation of the structure (until 17 September 2021) and its dismantling (from 4 October to 10 November 2021), the interior spaces and the panoramic terrace of the Arc de Triomphe will remain open.
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Ticket to the Arc de Triomphe
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
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The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
Skip the line ticket to the Arc de Triomphe.
When to book?
You can book up until 30 minutes before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
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Frequently asked questions
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