Arc de Triomphe

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The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the prominent monuments in Paris, built near the western side of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle. Louis-Philippe did the inauguration of it in the year 1836. 

It was Napoleon Bonaparte's dream to make Paris the most amazing city in the world. During that period of time, the French Army was very powerful and had captured almost every part of Europe. In 1806, he thought of appreciating his army by getting an arc built. These were his words to his army, “You will return home through arcs of triumph.” and this is how the place got its name.

The construction of the arc got over in 1836, almost a decade after the demise of Napoleon. The cost came out after making the Arc de Triomphe was near about 9 million Francs at that time.  



Some Interesting Facts about Arc De Triomphe

  • The Arc de Triomphe kept the title of the largest triumphal arch till 1982. At present, It is the second-largest Arch in the world.
  • Before constructing this enormous Arc, an introductory demo of I'Arc was created with woods from where Napolean with his wife, Marie Louise marched through they were keeping their first step into Paris after their marriage. 
  • In 1919, a fighter plane was flown through this Arc De Triomphe by a French Aviator, Charles Godefroy. He did this to pay respect to the airman who died in the war.



Other Unmissable Attractions near Arc De Triomphe

  • La Grande Arche (the big brother)
  • Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (the little brother)
  • Palace of Versailles
  • The Paris City Pass




  • There are times when some restrictions are put to admission because of some technical or artistic issues. Therefore, you must take the ticket for the morning show that will guarantee your visit and aviod any problem
  • Those who are below the age of 18 will get free access to Arc De Triomphe.
  • You can easily book the Arc De Triomphe ticket online if you don't like standing in long queue under the sun. Buying ticket online would save you your time.



  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Monday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Friday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Metro : Take Line 1, 2 or 6 to get to Charles de Gaulle Etoile
  • By Bus : Take lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and Balabus


Ticket Pricing

  • For Adult : 12 Euros
  • For Below 18 : Free
  • For members of European Union : Free

Nearby Arc de Triomphe Tourist Attractions

There are some of the really outstanding tourist places near to Arc de Triomphe that will surely your trip memorable. Below is the list of the same.

  • La Tombe du Soldat Inconnu (3 minutes from Arc de Triomphe)
  • Le Galaxie (3 minutes from Arc de Triomphe)
  • L'Encrier (2 minutes from Arc de Triomphe)
  • Mojito Habana (4 minutes from Arc de Triomphe)
  • Lost in Frenchlation (6 minutes from Arc de Triomphe)
  • Le Duplex (5 minutes from Arc de Triomphe)
  • Spa My Blend by Clarins - Le Royal Monceau (9 minutes from Arc de Triomphe)



Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France

Rating & Reviews

Based on 142020 reviews
Very Good
Diman Prrok
Diman Prrok
08/19/2020 02:51
Who doesn’t visit the Arc when in Paris!? It is a must although very crowded. We can also visit the rooftop (free for young EU citizen under 26) with an impressive view over Paris! At dust with less cars and people, the place is truly awesome.
Maria Fernandez
Maria Fernandez
07/28/2020 12:32
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the world’s best-known commemorative neoclassical monuments. It stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle in a circular plaza from which 12 grand avenues radiate forming a star. As per the history, the construction began in 1806, on August 15, Napoleon’s birthday when he commissioned to celebrate the military achievements of the French armies after his great victory at the Battle of Austerlitz (1805) but work was completed in 1836, during the reign of King Louis-Philippe, who opened it officially on July 29. Beneath the arch lies France’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, added in 1921. A flame of remembrance there, first lit in 1923, is rekindled each evening and continues to serve as an iconic symbol of France, to the country itself and to the world. The access to the Arc is underground and is totally free. The train and Metro stations are only steps away.
Bilal Hasson
Bilal Hasson
08/23/2020 17:54
Really cool, its huge, not much to see inside but it has a great view on top. There is a little video playing on the second floor which gives you details of its history, lots of spiral stairs to climb, worth the view. You can buy tickets of the day, there wasn’t a queue for tickets, but there was for getting in. To get o to the roundabout where its sat, you have to go through a little tunnel. Seeing how its in covid times masks are mandatory.
Letícia Oliveira
Letícia Oliveira
08/19/2020 19:47
If you can avoid to visit during this covid time is better, cause you need use the stairs to go up and with mask is kind hard to breath and you can't take out. But worth the beautiful view
Theodor Link
Theodor Link
08/26/2020 19:07
Such a beautiful place with an indescribable atmosphere and a unique history. There's also a really nice view from the top. You should definitely visit l'Arc de Triomphe when you're in Paris !

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The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
In 1806, Napoleon ordered the construction of a triumphal arch to glorify the Grand Army, and the first stone was laid on 6 August of the same year. Building was resumed in 1824 and the arch was finished in 1830 and opened on 29 July, 1836. .
8 euros for an adult is the price you would pay to get an entry at Arc de Triomphe
It has been more than 214 years since its construction.
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