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Arc de Triomphe Skip the Line Ticket

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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!

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.

Opening times

The Arc de Triomphe is open from 10 am to 10:30 pm. The last permitted 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 final admission at 2:50 pm.

The Arc de Triomphe will be exceptionally closed on June 23rd between 2:40 pm and 5 pm, and then from July 11 to 13, it closes between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Skip-the-line

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.

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

Adults
Ticket
US$ 13.70

Ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 13.70

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Included

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

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

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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