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The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most emblematic monuments in Paris. With this ticket, you'll have access to the viewpoint and exhibition!

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most emblematic monuments in Paris. With this ticket, you'll have access to the viewpoint and exhibition!

Arc de Triomphe 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. While there isn't a lift, it's well worth climbing the 284 steps of the spiral staircase to the top of the arch, where some models and objects related to the Napoleonic period are displayed.

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.

Opening times

  • The Arc de Triomphe is open from 10 am to 10:30 pm. The last permitted entry is at 9:45 pm.
  • On the 24th and 31st of December, the final admission is at 1 pm.

Please remember that all of the above opening times are subject to changes.

For security and capacity reasons, if the arc is especially busy on any given day, an early closure may be possible. We therefore recommend visiting the arc earlier in the day.

Free admission

Admission to the Arc de Triomphe is free for the following individuals:

  • Young people from the European Union between 18 and 25 years old.
  • Children under 18 years old, regardless of their nationality.
  • Unemployed people, people with disabilities and one companion, journalists, architecture students, tourism professionals, military, police, and other state security forces.

Admission is also free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month between January 1 and March 31, and between November 1 and December 31.

In order to acquire the free admission mentioned above, you'll have to go to the site’s ticket office and present a certifying document of your eligibility for a free ticket.

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Price

Per person
Ticket
US$ 14.10

Ticket

  • Per person

    US$ 14.10

More Information

Included

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

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Only some areas are accessible. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

Meeting point

Arc de Triomphe, Pairs

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