Arc de Triomphe - Centre des Monuments Nationaux Member

Place Charles-de-Gaulle - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement



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.


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

Architectural style

  • Louis Philippe


  • Histoire
  • Médailles
  • Photographie
  • Textiles
  • Timbres


Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Photos allowed
  • Car park/Parking

Documentation in a foreign language

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

Gift shop



  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Bookshop

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€12. Reduced rate : €9

Guided tour

Details in the ‘Guided tours’ section of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux website :

Group tour

Reservation for groups only: Guided visits are regularly organised: consult the programme des visites des Monuments Nationaux at


Free on the 1st Sunday of the month between 1 November and 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

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Opening times

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

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry 45 minutes before closing.

Late opening

April the 1st to September the 30th until 11pm
October the 1st to March the 31st until 10.30pm

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Arc de Triomphe - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Place Charles-de-Gaulle
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 55 37 73 77

  • Subway - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
  • RER - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
  • Bus - 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92, Balabus
  • George V and Marceau car park (75 bis, avenue Marceau - 75008 Paris). Tel: +33 (0)1 40 70 10 10

Adapted to disabled people

  • Hearing Hearing

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people. Adapted activities and workshops.

Accessibility for disabled people

-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
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 :
Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

Avis des clients

Monument in the same district: Champs-Élysées

Monument in the same arrondissement: 8th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument