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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access
from US$13.92*
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The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.-Opening hours : April to September: from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; October to March: from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.-Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December-Entry fees: Adults = 9,5 €; Concessions = 6 €; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Champs-Élysées
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+33 1 55 37 73 77
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Reviewed yesterday

Like anyplace else in the summer, buy advance tickets online and save yourself waiting in long times to get the tickets. There is no elevator to the top. There are bathrooms on the top, but the lines were super long for the women's. The top...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I feel like the Arc is just one of those things you must see while in Paris. It's on the busy Champs-Elysées but is fairly easy to get to. We went at night, and although tours were supposed to last until 9:30 (I think) they...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed yesterday

The icon that is Arc de Triomphe is in the centre of a very busy round-out and is breathe-taking as you approach from one of the many roads leading to the Arc. From across the road, gives excellent photo opportunities to capture that ‘selfie’, before...More

Thank Sally W
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Reviewed yesterday

This impressive iconic structure was a 10-minute walk from our hotel and I decided to explore it again as it has been many years since last time. Very tight security and a long line up for people paying to go up to the top, which...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Did not go up in the Arc. Enjoyed learning the history and looking at it from the ground. Found it interesting that all Paris roads fan out from the Arc de Triumph.

Thank haha8862
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful monumental building, on which it is necessary to climb - the views are amazing. One of the symbols of Paris, is especially beautiful in the evening. It must be seen!

Thank Dmitry16
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the “must-sees” in Paris, so we went and saw it. It’s beautiful. I don’t know if I’d call it awe-inspiring compared to other Paris monuments, but the history of it gives it an edge over the Eiffel Tower, for example. Try...More

Thank SoxWin09
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were very lucky to at this place early Sunday morning with no big crowds. This looks massive for me. It’s a roundabout with many roads approaching the main structure. We took many pictures because it was very early Sunday morning.

Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed yesterday

MANY (200+) steps up a spiral staircase to get to the top. It was fun going up, and a nice view once there. Buy tickets in advance (we had the museum pass) to save yourself a LOT of time.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was breathtaking. Walking out of the metro and seeing such a beautiful sight in the middle of a busy city. Lots of tourists milling around. Plenty of photo opportunities. Would definitely recommend ticking this off your Paris bucket list.

Thank Joanna A
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Alejandro N
12 July 2018|
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Response from Kelly P | Reviewed this property |
The terrace is very big and basically goes around the whole top of the Arc de Triomphe. I don’t know if you can hold private events there. I guess it’s the best if you inquire with the official website of the monument.
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Annalyn R
10 June 2018|
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Response from francoisehardly13 | Reviewed this property |
We bought them onsite. It was not busy at all. Maybe they changed their ticketing service.
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Annalyn R
10 June 2018|
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Response from Discovering D | Reviewed this property |
You will be able to visit the Arc from an underground passage. It’s free to visit the ground level but you can pay to go up and have a better view of Paris. We didn’t go up but you can buy the tickets onsite. In all... More
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