Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement

Ticket valid the day of your choice before 08/18/2023



A unique view of the Champs-Élysées, the world’s most beautiful avenue.
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, this iconic monument bears the names of battles and generals from the Revolution and the First Empire. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.


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

Architectural style

  • Louis Philippe


  • Histoire
  • Médailles
  • Photographie
  • Textiles
  • Timbres
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

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

Visitor tools

Two virtual reality terminals available in 6 languages (French, English, Chinese, Italian, German, Spanish) on the terrace

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour


Group tour

Reservation for groups only - unguided visit:


Free on the 1st Sunday of the month between 1 November and 31 March
Free entry for under 26s from/living in the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers
Free for visitors with disabilities 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

Exceptional closure

Mornings of 8 May, 14 July, and 11 November

Opening times

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

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris

  • Subway - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
  • RER - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
  • Bus - 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Renovation works until May 2019 to improve comfort, accessibility and safety.

- Physical disability: for visitors in a wheelchair, access to the Arc de Triomphe is only possible through drop-off 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 wheelchair users.
Renovation works until May 2019: installation of a wheelchair lift to allow wheelchair users to access the terrace, provision of adapted toilets.

- Hearing 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 people with disabilites in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.
Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Paris region centre
22 Avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

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