Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe, Paris: Hours, Address, Arc de Triomphe Reviews: 4.5/5

Arc de Triomphe
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Monuments & Statues
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.-Opening hours : April to September: from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; October to March: from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.-Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December-Entry fees: Adults = 9,5 €; Concessions = 6 €; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Address
Neighborhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
How to get there
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
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dazyabbey
Omaha, NE611 contributions
Oct 2021
Although I am not the biggest fan of the wrapped Arc de Triomphe, we heard it was the last day it would be wrapped when we landed. It is one of those things that is a great experience even if it wasn't your sense of taste.
If anyone is upset because they didn't like it, just know, it'll be there for another 200+ years for you to see it not-wrapped.
Being able to go up to it without all the cars zipping around was also amazing. I have never been able to experience that and it was awesome to just walk up and stand in the giant crazy traffic circle without getting run over.
This was a super fun experience and I am glad we were able to do it. Also highly recommend going during the evening because it was so much more magical.
Written October 11, 2021
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka927 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
One of the most famous tourist attraction in Paris after the eiffel Tower. You can enter inside and climb up here by purchasing a ticket. Buying a ticket inline in advance would help to skip the queues. From top you can have a nice view of eiffel Tower. There's a nice photo spot middle of the road. You can carefully take some beautiful pictures from there.
Written May 3, 2022
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Kelly H
Los Angeles, CA32 contributions
Aug 2019
One of the classic and must-see attractions in Paris. I recommend the walk on the Champs Elysées where you can see the Arch in the background and get closer little by little. It is possible to go up to appreciate the landscape of the city from the terrace for 18 euros, whose starting point is accessed by going down to the mouths of the metro.
Written June 15, 2020
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gorocketdog
United States505 contributions
Jul 2021
The Arc de Triomphe was SO MUCH more impressive in person than I expected it to be. That being said, unfortunately you cannot see the arc up close UNLESS you want to pay for entry. From the underground tunnel, you must have a ticket even to go up to the street level and admire it from below... what a bummer!

I assume the ticket cost includes going to the top of the arc, but I am not sure. It is a rip off that you cannot appreciate its architecture and artwork without paying. Seems unlike a lot of other sites in Paris. Bleh.
Written July 24, 2021
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S Woods
Sydney, Australia40 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went twice, we had booked tickets and the next day was the first Sunday of the month so we went on the Saturday night and then Sunday morning. The only thing better about the night time is the Eiffel Tower being lit up, and the light show every hour for the tower. My opinion is that Paris looks better during the day.

Just keep in mind, just when you think you’re done with stairs - there are more. But, it is worth it. Would go again if I returned to Paris.
Written March 1, 2020
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bananafishfever
Florida525 contributions
Feb 2020
You can view the Arc for free from the street level, or pay for a ticket to climb up to the top for views of the city. This was included with our Paris Museum Pass so we took advantage - there was a short wait of maybe 5 minutes to get in on a Friday afternoon. Note that there’s a tunnel entrance to walk through to the ticketing area, don’t try to cross the busy roundabout directly.
Written February 17, 2020
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TomNak
Denver, CO268 contributions
Jul 2021
I won't say a lot about the Arc as I'm sure it's covered by thousands of other posts. Instead I will write about the road.

I achieved a bucket list item by driving in the crazy 8+ lane traffic circle that surrounds the arc. It is beautiful and crazy to see cars, motorcycles, and buses navigate through the chaos that is the circle. I have never seen a traffic circle so wide. Why. WHY? Why would you build it that big?

Ever since I saw it on my first trip I've wanted to go back and dance in that traffic tango. So with my Skoda Kodiaq (a fine vehicle) I dived in, went deep to the center, circled back out to the rim, dodged around the other players, and circumnavigated the Arc with a clean exit. 5 out of 5 stars.
Written July 25, 2021
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Petra
Philadelphia, PA220 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Quite impressive.
I would recommend buying the museum pass when you visit so you don’t have to wait in the long lines for tickets.
Climbing to the top is not terribly difficult, but thankfully there are elevators for anyone with mobility issues.
The view is great offering a full panoramic view of the city.
Written March 7, 2020
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Misscreane
Lancashire, UK50 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
After reaching the summit of the Eiffel Tower, I had no issues with heading to the top of the Arc De Triomphe ...

However I was told there was a lift and after knee surgery 3 months previous and a fear of small spaces was a little shocked to realise we had the only option of a spiral stair case ... 280 up and back down

I encourage a night visit, as you can see the city lit up at night and see the Eiffel Tower sparkle for the first 5 minutes of every hour ❤️

€13 per person for a memorable tourist attraction
Written January 5, 2020
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Daryl B
Soham, UK59 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This another must do attraction in Paris, the price is very reasonable and once you get to the top you have phenomenal panoramic views of the city.

My recommendation is head there just before it starts getting dark as you get a one of a kind view of the Eiffel Tower when it’s lights come on and sparkle.

There is a shop inside too so you can buy souvenirs 😊
Written February 3, 2020
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