The Arc de Triomphe is open daily from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, with the last admission 45 minutes before closing.
The monument is closed all day on January 1, May 1, July 24, and December 25, and in the morning on May 8, July 14, and November 11.
The Arc de Triomphe can be partially or entirely closed due to official ceremonies — check the monument's official website before your visit.
Come to the monument later in the evening after 8:00 PM to enjoy the beautiful view of Paris and avoid crowds.
One hour is usually enough to explore the Arc de Triomphe.
One of the most famous and largest monuments in Europe, the Arc de Triomphe offers breathtaking panoramic views of Paris from the 154-feet height. Climb 284 steps — there's no elevator — and get to the top of the monument. Discover the city from the observation deck. Find La Défense, the Champs-Elysées, the Sacré-Coeur, and other landmarks of Paris.
The Arc de Triomphe is not only a magnificent observation point but also a significant national monument. Learn more about the glorious victories of France and pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the country's future. Find the names of battles and generals on the walls of the Arc de Triomphe. Visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame at the foot of the monument.
The Arc de Triomphe is located on Place Charle de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées
The closest metro stations are Charles de Gaulle–Étoile (Line 6), only 4 minutes away from the monument. You can also take a bus — the closest stops are Charles de Gaulle - Étoile - Champs-Élysées.
Discover the national monument and learn more about Paris and the history of France with the in-app audio tour Magnificent Arc de Triomphe – See Paris from Above. The expert tour guide will navigate you through the highlights of the Arc de Triomphe and tell you the breathtaking stories about the monument and the people who contributed to its creation. Admission tickets with rooftop access are included.
General admission to the Arc de Triomphe costs €13.
The Arc de Triomphe offers free entry to people under 18, EU citizens or residents under 26, persons with disabilities and their companions, job seekers, social benefits recipients, teachers with Education Pass, ICOM and ICOMOS members, and Ministry of Culture and Communication cardholders.
Admission to the Arc de Triomphe is free for all visitors from November through March on the first Sunday of the month.
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris, so it is better to book your tickets in advance and secure your spot. You can save time booking if you purchase the self-guided audio tour on our website.
You can book timed-entry tickets to the Arc de Triomphe up to one month in advance. For the best experience, we recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour.