What to expect
Welcome to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
, 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.
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.
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