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Arc de Triomphe - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

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Situated at the Place de l’Etoile, overlooking the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe is the biggest arch in the...

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  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Hearing disability

Place Charles-de-Gaulle

75008 Paris

District : Champs-Élysées

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Situated at the Place de l’Etoile, overlooking the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe is the biggest arch in the world. It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate his victory at Austerlitz. The architects Chalgrin, Joust and Blouet all worked on the monument. Sculptures were designed by Cortot, Rude, Etex, Pradier and Lemaire. Beneath the arch is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and each evening at 6.30pm its flame is rekindled. From the top of the monument, visitors benefit from a panoramic view of Paris, during the day and at night, and two viewpoint indicators. A museum retracing the history of the Arc de Triomphe, situated within the structure, completes the visit.
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Arc de Triomphe nuit

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Drapeau Arc de Triomphe

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Arc de Triomphe de face

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris © OTCP - Angélique Clément

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Champs Elysées Arc de Triomphe

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Viewpoint

View of Place de l'Etoile - Champs-Elysées - Concorde - the Louvre - La Défense.

Architectural style

Louis Philippe style

Collections

History, Medals, Photography, Textiles, Stamps,

Statute

National

Member of the Paris Museum Pass Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Gift shop, Photos allowed, Car park/Parking

Documentation in a foreign language

English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, chinois

Gift shop

Bookshop-boutique.

Car park/Parking

George V and Marceau car park (75 bis, avenue Marceau - 75008 Paris). Tel: +33 (0)1 40 70 10 10

Other

Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Bookshop

Miscellaneous

Cultural activities in French Sign Language organized for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors by the CMN

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

€9.50 / €6 (concessions)

Group tour

Reservation for groups only: Tel: +33 (0)1 44 54 19 33 - Fax: +33 (0)1 44 61 21 92 - email: visites-conferences@monuments-nationaux.fr Groups of 20+ adults: €7.50 per person

Free

Free on the 1st Sunday of the month between 1 November an 31 March. Free entry for under 26s from the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except for temporary exhibitions). Free for disabled visitors and an accompanying person, as well as jobseekers and those receiving French welfare benefits.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Entrance to monuments: free entry for disabled visitors and an accompanying person on presentation of proof. See the brochure for prices of guided tours and workshops.

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
Opening times
Opening times

From 1 April to 30 September: 10am to 11pm. From 1 October to 31 March: 10am to 10.30pm.

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry 45 minutes before closing.

Late opening

Open every evening until 10.30pm/11pm, from 1 October to 31 March and from 1 April to 30 September.

Exceptional opening

Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 15 August, 1 November

Address details
Arc de Triomphe - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Place Charles-de-Gaulle
75008 Paris
GPS : 48.8738311 / 2.2950272000000496

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 55 37 73 77 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 44 95 02 13

Website : arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr

Access

District : Champs-Élysées

  • Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
  • 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92, Balabus
  • Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : George V and Marceau car park (75 bis, avenue Marceau - 75008 Paris). Tel: +33 (0)1 40 70 10 10

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to hearing impaired Hearing
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Entrance to monuments: free entry for disabled visitors and an accompanying person on presentation of proof. See the brochure for prices of guided tours and workshops.

Adapted activities and workshops

More information on accessibility

-Physical disability: for visitors in a wheelchair, access to the Arc de Triomphe is only possible through a 'short-stop parking' on the roundabout. Please let us know in advance on +33 (0)1 55 37 73 78. There is a lift for visitors with reduced mobility up to the first floor (museum collection). Please be aware that the lift is preceded by 3 steps that require assistance. The terrace (40 steps to climb with two sharp turns) and the mezzanine are not accessible. Toilets are not adapted for those in a wheelchair.
-Audio impairment: guided tours in French Sign Language for groups. Reservation required by fax on +33 (0)1 44 61 21 41.

Find out all you need to know about accessibility in France's National Monuments www.handicap.monuments-nationaux.fr
You can download the brochure presenting the various tours on offer for disabled people in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.

Contact : handicapidf@monuments-nationaux.fr
Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

Establishment with the 'Tourisme et Handicap' label
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label
    'Tourisme et Handicap' label
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Hearing disability
    'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Hearing disability

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