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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Arc de Triomphe Walking Tour with Access to the Summit

Know the saying ‘all roads reach the Arc de Triomphe’? Well, see it for yourself on this 1.5-hour tour! Visit France’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll up the Arc de Triomphe’s spiral staircase while learning about the attraction’s history from your guide. Pass through its exhibition, and then reach the rooftop where Paris’ magnificent skyscraper unfurls before your eyes. Gaze at the 12 busy roads that meet at the arch and soak up bird’s-eye views of the Champs-Élysées, Jardin des Tuileries and more!


  • 1.5-hour tour of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Admire the architecture, sculptures and carvings that adorn the arch's walls
  • Pay your respects to fallen French soldiers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Walk up the spiral staircase inside the Arc de Triomphe with your guide and explore the exhibition at the top
  • Stand on the Arc de Triomphe rooftop and soak up incredible views of the Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower and more!

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What You Can Expect

Arc de Triomphe Walking Tour with Access to the Summit

View from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

Meet your guide at the Arc de Triomphe to get an up-close look at this world-famous monument. While listening to the history of this much-loved Parisian symbol, admire its sculptures and look up at the ornately carved frieze of soldiers fighting in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

Before heading inside, take a look under the main arch to see France’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – a plaque with a constantly burning flame that commemorates the unidentified French soldiers of World War I. Pay your respects at this sensitively designed memorial, and then enter the Arc de Triomphe to follow your guide up its internal staircase.

With some 280 spiral steps to climb, the way up is no easy feat. However, your guide will walk at a steady pace, and the panorama of Paris that greets you at the top is sure to make the climb worthwhile! Before reaching the rooftop itself, walk through the Arc de Triomphe exhibition to learn about the monument's history and of its symbolism as a war memorial.

Then, walk onto the rooftop to see the view that you’ve been waiting for. From a height of 164 feet (50 meters), look out at the 12 roads spiraling around the arch and see the sights of Paris scattered around them; gaze past the Champs-Élysées to see Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre, and then look south toward the Seine River to see the unmistakable silhouette of the Eiffel Tower.

After strolling around at leisure admiring the views, meet your guide and head down the descending spiral staircase to reach the bottom. Your tour then finishes outside the monument.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Another masterpiece of construction. Guide very nice but a little weak in language skills and organization.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good, the guide was very informative, views were amazing, well worth the minimal extra cost above ticket entry price (and no waiting in que either)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Good tour - Despite a very wet day and start to our tour, our guide managed the group well and by the time we ascended the monument, the sun appeared. Would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great lessson from guide on French history and the meanings of the carvings and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before the climb to the top. Great views all around. highlight spotting the hot air balloon behid the Eiffel Tower. Highly recommend the guide whose knowledge of the Tower was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Wonderful guide, amazing views! Lots of climbing stairs involved, so be sure to ask for the elevator if you don't think you can make it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We were not sure if this was going to be worth it but it proved to be great.
The views from the top are fantastic and give you a great perspective of the city layout.
The history behind its construction and time taken were a revelation in relation to some other monuments.
The climb up the stairs is well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Excellent tour guide with great knowledge. Would recommend this trip.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

The tour was all that I had hoped for.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Our guide gave us all kinds of information we may not have had if we accessed the summit on our own. I would definitely recommend this tour just for that.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Very interesting, the guide was very knowledgeable.

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