Arc de Triomphe in Paris Access to the rooftop
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What to expect
Welcome to the top of the Arc de Triomphe of Paris, the only highest peak of the Champs-Elysées. At 60 metres above sea level it offers one of the most beautiful views of the Capital. The crossroad of 12 Parisian avenues and desired by Napoleon to celebrate French victories, the Arc de Triomphe has been the rendez-vous of all the tourists since its inauguration in 1836. Located on the far West of the Champs Elysées, it rules over the most beautiful avenue of the world. The Eiffel Tower, the place de la Concorde, the area of La défense: few symbolic monuments of Paris are not visible from this 360° viewpoint at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile.
Arc de Triomphe Opening Times
High season (from April to September) : open every day from 10am to 11pm
Low Season (from October to March) : open every day from 10am to 10:30pm
Please note: Last entry is 45 minutes before the closing time.
Closures: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning) and 25th December.
Monday, July 11, 2022: from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022: from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday July 13, 2022: from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday July 14, 2022: all day
Sunday July 24, 2022: all day
The top of the Arc de Triomphe can be accessed on foot by a staircase of 284 steps or by a lift which allows access to the attic room. From this level, you need to climb 46 more steps to reach the terrace.
The Arc de Triomphe prohibits pushchairs and camera tripods and cameras except when explicitly authorised. This monument is dedicated to the memory of French soldiers: proper attire is requested.
Due to public security reasons, poor weather conditions or ceremonies, the monument can be closed temporarily without having to reimburse its customers.
Accessibility for people with disabilities
The triumphal arch is wheelchair accessible! For people traveling in wheelchairs, access through the tunnel that connects the Champs-Elysees to Place Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile is not possible. You must be dropped off by car directly at the parking place reserved on the roundabout. Access to the museum room is then possible by an elevator which is preceded by three steps (assistance is then necessary). You must inform the Arc de Triomphe staff in advance of your visit so that they can welcome you in the best possible way. Access to the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe will not be possible because requires the ascent of a a spiral staircase of more than 40 steps. The toilets of the Arc de Triomphe are also not suitable for disabled people.
Rates for Arc de Triomphe visits
Full price: 13 euros
Free entry for:
- Those less than 18 years of age (in family and excluding school groups)
- 18-25 year olds (European Union residents and long-term non-European French residents)
- People with disabilities and the person assisting them.
- Unemployed persons, upon presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months
- For all, the first Sunday of each month, from November 1st to March 31st.
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Easy to book our visit to Arc de Triomphe, it’s a landmark I had walked by on previous visits to Paris, it was definitely worthwhile. We booked an anytime ticket, there was a fairly long queue that looked a couple of hours long, but we were inside within an hour. The queue gave us the opportunity to see the structure from outside, what an incredible experience. The Arc honours those who fought and died for France during the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Wars, it houses the remains of an unknown soldier.
The climb up the spiral stairway is definitely a test of the calf muscles, but so worth the effort, the views from the top surpass those at the Eiffel Tower, mainly because they are unrestricted, the views down the Champs-Elysées, across to the Eiffel Tower, you’re standing on a central hub where a dozen avenues converge, like a 12 spoke wheel.
Brilliant visit, highly recommended.