Arc de Triomphe Tours

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An instantly recognizable symbol of Paris, the colossal Arc de Triomphe stands at the epicenter of Place Charles de Gaulle, where 12 of the city’s busiest avenues converge. The Napoleon-commissioned monument, adorned with high-relief sculptures depicting sword-wielding soldiers and inscribed with the names of generals and battles, celebrates French military victories and remembers all those who have fought on behalf of France. The top of the arch, accessible via 284 steps, affords superb views over all of Paris.

The Basics
The Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris’ most visited monuments. Many travelers admire the famous landmark only from ground level, either independently or as part of a sightseeing tour. However, it’s well worth climbing to the arch’s viewing terrace at 164 feet (50 meters) to enjoy sweeping views of the city and its top sights, including Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Grande Arche de la Defense, and the tree-bordered Champs-Elysees, which leads all the way down to the Louvre.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Use the pedestrian underpasses beneath Place Charles de Gaulle to reach the arch. Do not attempt to cross the roundabout—Paris’ busiest traffic circle—on foot.
  • The viewing terrace is not wheelchair accessible. An elevator goes part way up the arch, but visitors must still climb 46 steps to access the top.
  • Book skip-the-line tickets in advance to beat the crowds.
  • Be sure to bring a camera to capture the Parisian skyline.

How to Get There
The Arc de Triomphe is located on Place Charles de Gaulle at the top of the Champs-Elysees, about a 30-minute walk from Place de la Concorde at the famous avenue’s opposite end. Metro lines 1, 2, and 6, as well as the RER A line, all connect to Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, the nearest station.

When to Get There
Visibility is best during summer, when skies are most likely to be clear. The best views can be had at dusk, when the cream-stone cityscape appears to glow gold under the light of the setting sun. Sunset is, however, also the busiest time. To avoid the crowds, go earlier in the day.

See the Flame Lighting at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Time your Arc de Triomphe visit for 6:30pm to witness the lighting of the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The solemn ceremony takes place at the base of the monument, where an unidentified World War I soldier is buried.
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Address: Place Charles-de-Gaulle, France
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Hours: Open daily 10am - 10:30pm
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Admission: €12 per adult
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access

Avoid the huge crowds, and skip the line when going to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This 160-foot- (50-meter-) tall and 148-foot- (45-meter-) wide arch is a must-see when travelling to France’s capital. Stroll down Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards, to make your way there. Admire the mighty monument where the wars fought by France and the names of the French generals involved are written. Climb up the terrace for beautiful views across Paris, or spend time visiting the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Paris Fast Pass

Explore Paris at your own pace with the Paris Fast Pass, which gives you priority access to more than 50 attractions and landmarks so you can choose what you want to see and when you want to see it. Sites include Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Centre Pompidou, and the Palace of Versailles. Plus, get around the city with admission for the hop-on hop-off bus tour and take a cruise on the River Seine.
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2-Day Paris Package Including City Tour, Louvre Tour and Seine River Cruise

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Paris Private Tour: Romantic Tour in a 2CV

Grab your sweetie and hop inside a Citroën 2CV for a romantic exploration of Paris’ top sights. As you’re driven through the city in this classic French car, just relax and take in the beautiful views and charming atmosphere. Pass by landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and Louvre, and cruise through the historically bohemian Montmartre district.
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14-Day Taste of Europe Tour: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Monaco.

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3.5-Hour Private Paris Guided Vespa Tour with Gourmet Break

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Paris Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Guided Tour and Climb

Get the inside story of one of Paris's most iconic monuments with a guided tour and climb of the Arc de Triomphe. Learn how the design was conceived by Napoleon as a monument to French soldiers and military victories, and hear the many legends surrounding the arch’s eternal flame and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Climb 40 steps to reach the top, where you can look down the grand Champs-Élysées boulevard of the and feel at the very center of Paris.
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Private Paris by Night Vespa Tour

Feast your eyes on Paris’ illuminated landmarks on this private 3.5-hour Vespa tour of France’s enchanting capital. Perfect for travellers seeking an alternative sightseeing experience, this evening tour allows you to visit top Paris attractions, including the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Moulin Rouge, on an iconic Vespa scooter. You’re sure to see how the City of Lights acquired its nickname from the heights of Montmartre, from which you’ll see the entire luminescent cityscape. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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Paris Highlights: Half Day Private Walking Tour

Experience the allure of Paris with just your family and friends on this private 3-hour walking tour. Receive a great overview of the city’s highlight attractions, including the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and landmarks along the Seine River. Admire the glitz of Champs-Élysées, bite into a macaron at Ladurée and learn about the city’s history and architecture from your personalized guide. While at the Louvre, don’t forget to take a photo of your hand on top of the pyramid!
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Paris City Tour with Seine River Cruise and Eiffel Tower Lunch

Have lunch at the Eiffel Tower, tour Paris, and go on a Seine river cruise during this sightseeing experience that introduces you to some of the French capital’s top attractions. In either the morning or afternoon, explore Paris by coach to see major sights such as the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. Then admire the city’s bridges and famous architecture on a 1-hour cruise along the Seine, and cap it off with lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel, a restaurant on the tower’s first floor, more than 300 feet (91 meters) off the ground.
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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Small-Group Tour

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Vintage Private Tour: Classic French Citroën Paris

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Paris Day Trip from London Including Visit to Versailles

Take a full-day detour from London to see highlights of Paris and Versailles. Ride a high-speed train to the French capital, where you’ll see iconic attractions like the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Trocadero and the Opera Garnier on a guided coach tour. Climb the Eiffel Tower for stunning panoramic views of the City of Lights before continuing on to the famous royal suburb of Versailles. Tour the jaw-dropping Palace of Versailles with an audio guide and wander the sprawling Versailles Gardens.
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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Seine River Cruise and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour by Night

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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

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This Paris night tour takes you through the city during the evening hours, providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. You’ll travel past illuminated attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Place de la Concorde, the Opera House, and Arc de Triomphe. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Choose either a standard coach tour or a small-group tour by minivan limited to eight people.
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