The artist Christo is turning the Arc de Triomphe into a giant present to create a unique temporary work that will be on display from 18 September to 03 October 2021. This monumental artwork, first dreamed up by the artist in 1962, will require 25,000 m² of blue-coloured silver polypropylene and 7,000 m of red rope.
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Arc de Triomphe
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.
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Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle
Subway - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
RER - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
Bus - 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Adapted activities and visits
- Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Free admission for the accompanying person
- 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: www.handicap.monuments-nationaux.fr
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