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Arc de Triomphe Tours

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Arc de Triomphe
An instantly recognizable symbol of Paris, the colossal Arc de Triomphe stands at the epicenter of Place Charles de Gaulle, where 12 of the city’s busiest avenues converge. The Napoleon-commissioned monument, adorned with high-relief sculptures depicting sword-wielding soldiers and inscribed with the names of generals and battles, celebrates French military victories and remembers all those who have fought on behalf of France. The top of the arch, accessible via 284 steps, affords superb views over all of Paris.

The Basics
The Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris’ most visited monuments. Many travelers admire the famous landmark only from ground level, either independently or as part of a sightseeing tour. However, it’s well worth climbing to the arch’s viewing terrace at 164 feet (50 meters) to enjoy sweeping views of the city and its top sights, including Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Grande Arche de la Defense, and the tree-bordered Champs-Elysees, which leads all the way down to the Louvre.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Use the pedestrian underpasses beneath Place Charles de Gaulle to reach the arch. Do not attempt to cross the roundabout—Paris’ busiest traffic circle—on foot.
  • The viewing terrace is not wheelchair accessible. An elevator goes part way up the arch, but visitors must still climb 46 steps to access the top.
  • Book skip-the-line tickets in advance to beat the crowds.
  • Be sure to bring a camera to capture the Parisian skyline.

How to Get There
The Arc de Triomphe is located on Place Charles de Gaulle at the top of the Champs-Elysees, about a 30-minute walk from Place de la Concorde at the famous avenue’s opposite end. Metro lines 1, 2, and 6, as well as the RER A line, all connect to Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, the nearest station.

When to Get There
Visibility is best during summer, when skies are most likely to be clear. The best views can be had at dusk, when the cream-stone cityscape appears to glow gold under the light of the setting sun. Sunset is, however, also the busiest time. To avoid the crowds, go earlier in the day.

See the Flame Lighting at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Time your Arc de Triomphe visit for 6:30pm to witness the lighting of the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The solemn ceremony takes place at the base of the monument, where an unidentified World War I soldier is buried.
Address: Place Charles-de-Gaulle, France
Hours: Open daily 10am - 10:30pm
Admission: €12 per adult
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Paris

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what you expect
Conchur_C
, Aug 2020
Its exactly what you expect. Its views are great but the waiting then the stairs are a bit much. It's just shout worth while
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No flexibility because of COVID 19. Very disappointed..,0
Abby_M
, Aug 2020
Sadly had to cancel our trip because of COVID 19 and this vendor would not let us cancel or move our reservation.
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WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER
Stephanie_F
, Mar 2020
Due to the travel ban and the French government restricting gatherings to 100 people, my family and I were unable to go to France and attend this excursion. I contacted the company by email several days in advance with no response. When I clicked “manage my booking” it took me to a page that said “error, does not exist”. They never responded, emailed, Or remedied the situation at all. Terrible company, no customer service, and I would definitely NOT recommend to anyone looking for quality service while they travel.

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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access Ticket

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Avoid the huge crowds, and skip the line when going to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This 160-foot- (50-meter-) tall and 148-foot- (45-meter-) wide arch is a must-see when traveling to France’s capital. Stroll down Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards, to make your way there. Admire the mighty monument where the wars fought by France and the names of the French generals involved are written. Climb up the terrace for beautiful views across Paris and spend time visiting the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Arc de Triomphe Skip The Line + Rooftop AccessAttraction Tickets

Arc de Triomphe Skip The Line + Rooftop Access

Make for the top of one of the most iconic monuments in Paris and prepare for amazing views Enjoy a unique view of the Champs-Élysées and pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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Louvre & Arc de Triomphe Skip the Line Tickets, Seine River Cruise & LunchPrivate and Luxury

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Louvre & Arc de Triomphe Skip the Line Tickets, Seine River Cruise & Lunch

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-Travel through history when contemplating the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum from antiquity to the 19th century with your audioguide (if option selected). -Admire famous treausures of art such as Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and also less known others -Benefit of a skip the line acces to the summit of Arc de triomphe and admire the panoramic and breathtaking view of the french capital -Enjoy your lunch at Leon de Bruxelles a restaurant on the most famous avenue in the world, "Les Champs-Elysées"
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Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour

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Finding your way around Paris doesn't need to be challenging, thanks to this hop-on hop-off bus tour. You have the option of one, two, or three days of double-decker bus access, covering various routes with stops at most of Paris’s most important museums, attractions, and shopping areas. And with your ticket, get all sorts of freebies, including walking tours and on-board audio guides with narration in multiple languages.
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Paris Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Guided Tour and ClimbHistorical Tours

Paris Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Guided Tour and Climb

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Get the inside story of one of Paris's most iconic monuments with a guided tour and climb of the Arc de Triomphe. Learn how the design was conceived by Napoleon as a monument to French soldiers and military victories, and hear the many legends surrounding the arch’s eternal flame and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Climb 40 steps to reach the top, where you can look down the grand Champs-Élysées boulevard of the and feel at the very center of Paris.
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Gain entry to the famous Palace of Versailles without waiting in line with this 5-hour skip the line tour from Central Paris. With priority access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, don your audio tour (available in eleven languages) to listen as you walk through the legendary State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the lush gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, and learn about Louis XIV, the flashy king who once inhabited this opulent residence. Round-trip transportation from 3 departure points in Paris via air-conditioned bus is included.
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Imagine how the extravagance of Versailles was part of everyday life for Marie Antoinette during a guided tour of the palace with an optional fountain show. Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines at the start of your tour. Gaze in wonder at the Royal Apartments and the Queen’s Apartments, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Plus explore the expansive gardens on your own after the palace tour.
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Seine River Sightseeing Cruise & Paris Illuminations Tour

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Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour

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Experience Paris like an insider, and see the city’s popular attractions and secret hidden gems on a half- or full-day private tour that’s designed just for you. On this custom, private tour, you choose what you want to see in the city, and your ideal day in Paris is pre-planned for you, complete with round-trip transportation. Catch sight of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral or the Eiffel Tower. Whether you’re interested in history, art, food, or something else, your guide (who’s born and raised in the City of Light) helps you make the most of your time in Paris.
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Small-Group Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

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Escape the city of Paris for a day, and go on a tour to Versailles, which is known for its magnificent regal architecture. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Versailles, which takes the stress out of organizing transport. Conveniently, an entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles is included, so you beat the crowds. Your guide enriches your experience with stories about the area’s royal history.
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Immersive City Tour and Seine River Cruise

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Combine a Paris city tour with a 1-hour river cruise on the Seine for a well-rounded experience in the French capital. On the city tour, explore Paris’ elegant avenues by comfortable coach, checking off top sights such as the Arc de Triomphe, Ile de la Cité, Place de la Concorde, and, of course, the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll stop for a photo op. Then hit the waters of the Seine for a relaxing cruise past the city’s famous bridges and other historical landmarks.
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Pair a romantic, gourmet meal with fantastic sightseeing and you have this unique panoramic bus tour in Paris. Aboard a glass-enclosed, double-decker bus, take a seat at your table and soak up stunning 360-degree views of the City of Light as you indulge in fine French cuisine. Enjoy a 4-course lunch tour or stretch out the experience over a 6-course dinner. Sip wine, dine, and watch beautiful landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower pass by.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Arc de Triomphe and Seine River Cruise Sailing

Arc de Triomphe and Seine River Cruise

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With these special combo tickets, you’ll enjoy skip-the-line admission tickets to the Arc de Triomphe, plus a scenic boat cruise along the Seine. Get panoramic views over the City of Lights from the top of the arch, and get a peek at other top landmarks along the way, from Les Invalides to the Eiffel Tower. River cruises include audio narration, so you can get more background on the sights.
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See 30+ Top Paris Sights with a Fun GuidePrivate and Luxury

See 30+ Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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Paris City Highlights Private Half Day Tour including Montmartre District

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Experience Paris with a knowledgeable private guide on this half-day sightseeing tour by private minivan. You’ll see the city’s major landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysées to Notre-Dame and the Louvre. Make several photo stops, and visit Montmartre, Paris’ legendary bohemian quarter where you have time to walk around and see its hilltop Basilique du Sacré Coeur. When booking, select a morning or afternoon tour.
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Louvre Skip the Line Ticket & Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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City Sightseeing Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour + Seine River Cruise

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Intimate Half-Day Morning Tour at Versailles from Paris

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Swap Paris for Versailles on this intimate half-day tour. It’ll be the ultimate hassle-free experience with hotel pickup, drop-off and transfers included. By having a private guide, you’ll be able to ask questions along the way and personalize your experience. You’ll save time waiting in line by having a skip the line entrance ticket when visiting the Palace and Gardens of Versailles.
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Arc de Triomphe, Cruise & Breakfast On Champs-Elysées Avenue

Have only a short stay planned in Paris? Make the most of your visit with this three-in-one package. Begin your independent excursion on the storied Champs-Élysées, where you’ll head to a local restaurant for a light, French breakfast. Next, enjoy skip-the-line access at the Arc de Triomphe, and head to its summit for panoramic city views. Finally, transfer to a Seine river cruise, where you can admire the UNESCO-listed riverbanks and see the City of Light’s key attractions, complete with audio guide narration.
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The prestigious tour to not miss anything of ParisDay Trips

The prestigious tour to not miss anything of Paris

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We promise you a unique experience! Your tour is totally private, with a personal guide and a personal driver! In addition, you can choose the car of your dreams: a Mercedes Van, a Mercedes Class S, a Bentley or a Rolls Royce, anything is possible with us!
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What are Arc de Triomphe hours of operation?
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Arc de Triomphe hours of operation: Open daily 10am - 10:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Arc de Triomphe can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 223 Arc de Triomphe tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Arc de Triomphe 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Arc de Triomphe costs USD 15.71. Guided Arc de Triomphe tours start around USD 15.71 per person. See all 223 Arc de Triomphe tickets and tours on Viator.
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