We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 55 37 73 77
Website
Today
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to...

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

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$53.04*
and up
Skip the Line Arc De Triomphe Summit Access and Champs Elysees Highlights in...
More Info
$57.81*
and up
2-Hour Private Tour: Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées
More Info
$215.43*
and up
Paris Small-Group Tour : Seine River Cruise, Picnic, and Arc de Triumph

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29,202 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8307
    Excellent
  • 4289
    Very good
  • 1084
    Average
  • 99
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
The most beautiful Arc in the world

One more Must-See momument in Paris! It's Massive! I walked across the big avenue to see it! You could find lovely coffee shops and restaurants around the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
theofme
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

29,202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 13,815: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

One more Must-See momument in Paris! It's Massive! I walked across the big avenue to see it! You could find lovely coffee shops and restaurants around the area.

Helpful?
Thank theofme
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
226 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arc was very near our hotel and saw it and walked past it many time.Nice piece of history and Architecturally attractive.

Helpful?
Thank Ajay M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ended the day by seeing the sunset from the top. Free entry if a EU university student, which was a bonus. Great views of Paris from the top- peaceful and not overcrowded unlike other observation decks I have been to

Helpful?
Thank similondon123
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
343 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For a first time visitor to Paris, this structure is interesting simply for historical reasons...just an arch...but a visual symbol of Napoleons vanity & ego...good or bad. Love the location. You can climb it, but we were touring by coach & it sits in the middle of a multi-lane round about...your life seems to be in danger walking to it.

Helpful?
Thank Grady A
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a lot of history in this monument. Just in the end of Champs Elysium. You can go all the wait to the top but I don't recommend to many people and from downstairs you can get beautiful picture of the arc.

Helpful?
Thank brustusk201
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it was a beautiful site to see all lit up on a cold winter night it very powerful monument take your time to loo at the detail of the sculptors on each side

Helpful?
Thank RAVENPEACE
Level Contributor
48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history and so amazing. The walk down the street takes you past all the big names in design and fashion. Reassuringly there are many heavily armed soldiers and police. Sign of times regrettably

Helpful?
Thank Fleacolvin
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ride up the Champs Elysées was breath taking! I found it very impressive how the respect their fallen heroes!

Helpful?
Thank Jason S
Moorestown, New Jersey
Level Contributor
117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I left the rest of the family in the hotel and went for a walk to explore the city. The Arc was fairly close, so we decided to visit and climb it. The line to get in was relatively short, but I am sure that it could get long if you were to go at peak times.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steven P
Smithville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
245 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most everyone who visits Paris sees the Arc de Triomphe! Take time and read the history and the experience is more meaningful. It is beautiful the way it frames Champs Elysees!

Helpful?
1 Thank Lindy031

Travelers who viewed Arc de Triomphe also viewed

 
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Arc de Triomphe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Arc de Triomphe and other visitors
31 questions
Ask a question
Oakland, California
3 months ago
Oakland, California
3 months ago

See all questions (31)

Questions? Get answers from Arc de Triomphe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Champs-Elysees

Neighborhood Profile
Champs-Elysees
This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
Explore this neighborhood