Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe tickets and tours

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The Arc de Triomphe in Paris can be found in the centre of the 'Place Charles de Gaulle', originally named the 'Place de l’Étoile', for the star shape created with the plaza and the twelve streets radiating from it.

The arch was built in honour of the soldiers that died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte himself.

Its construction started in 1806 after Emperor Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz and was designed initially by the architect Jean Chalgrin. After Chalgrin’s death Jean-Nicolas Huyot took up the project and completed it.

After World War I the body of an unknown soldier was laid to rest at the Arc de Triomphe as a monument in honour of all the unknown fallen soldiers. An 'eternal flame' is kept burning at the tomb of this Unknown Soldier and each evening the ceremony of lighting the flame is held.

Today, the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe provides one of Paris’s best views onto the city and visitors can experience an interactive exhibition space dedicated to French history from the end of the 1930’s onward and to the great French monuments.

The Arc de Triomphe is open all year round from 10am o 10pm, except on January 1 and May 1, as well for certain official ceremonies. During your visit you can also access the gift and book shop, where you will find a wide selection of books and souvenirs.

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Entrance tickets to the Arc de Triomphe's rooftop
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Entrance tickets to the Arc de Triomphe's rooftop

Book your open ticket to go on Arc de Triomphe's rooftop and enjoy a unique view of the Champs-Élysées and Paris's great sweeping avenues.

Duration from 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paris city tour
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Paris city tour

Book a city tour of Paris in an open-top coach, the ideal activity for first-time visitors in Paris. Several departures a day leave from our agency located near the Louvre.

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Paris Passlib
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Paris Passlib

Book your Paris PassLib' and create your own sightseeing program! Save around 15 % on the attractions and activities offered!

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Vintage tour of Paris on a sidecar motorcycle
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Vintage tour of Paris on a sidecar motorcycle

Discover the best of Paris in style with this 40-minute guided tour on a sidecar motorcycle!

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Paris romantic night tour on a sidecar with champagne
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Paris romantic night tour on a sidecar with champagne

Discover Paris by night in a romantic way with this 1.5-hour guided tour on a sidecar motorcycle! See cultural or heritage sights, and drive along little-known streets of Paris!

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Private theme tour of Art Nouveau in Paris
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Private theme tour of Art Nouveau in Paris

Learn the history and symbolism of the Art Nouveau art and architecture movement in Paris on a private 2-hour walking tour

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Private illumination tour of Paris top sights
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Private illumination tour of Paris top sights

Book this 3-hour private illumination tour and enjoy an evening tour to discover the night sights of Paris|

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Champs-Elysées Gardens walking tour
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Champs-Elysées Gardens walking tour

Step away from the traffic and shopping to enjoy the green side of the prestigious Champs-Elysées Avenue with this 2-hour walking tour!

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Bike tour of Paris' monuments
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Bike tour of Paris' monuments

Experience the best of Paris sites with this 3.5-hour bike tour of the most iconic attractions of the city!

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Self-balancing scooter tour of Paris with complimentary cruise ticket
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Self-balancing scooter tour of Paris with complimentary cruise ticket

See Paris' major highlights with this 1.5-hour Segway tour with a local guide and complimentary tickets for a Seine River cruise.

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Private tour of the Champs-Élysées neighborhood
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Private tour of the Champs-Élysées neighborhood

Explore the Champs-Élysées and its monuments on a private guided walk that takes you along one of the world's most elegant avenues.

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Romantic night tour of Paris for two with cruise and dinner
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Romantic night tour of Paris for two with cruise and dinner

Help the fires of romance burn brightly with this romantic and intimate evening treat including a cruise, a dinner, and an illumination tour.

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

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Reviews Arc de Triomphe

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Sue, 28 Jun 2023

“Bus Trip was good and took in lots of sights. Boat trip was enjoyable. We couldn't get our bus tickets until 1pm due to a system problem so half the day was wasted. We couldn't get into Arc de Triomphe without paying another fee as we are not EU citizens. Don't understand how we were able to purchase the package”

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GDPR Expired data, 27 Jul 2014

“Good service”

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DANIELA, 15 May 2024

“Bellissima la visita e la visuale”

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Andrea, 09 May 2024

“La fatica dei 284 gradini a chiocciola per arrivare alla terrazza sono ripagati da una vista mozzafiato a 360° su tutta Parigi... da non perdere assolutamente!!!!”

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