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Arc de Triomphe in Paris Skip-the-Line access to the rooftop

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Arc de Triomphe Ticket Office

Skip The Line and Rooftop Access tickets

  • Priority access to the top of the Arc the Triomphe
  • Tremendous spot to see all the monuments of Paris*
* Tickets sold on this site are not valid during the period from September 18 to October 03, 2021 (due to the new temporary work by Christo and Jeanne-Claude).

Combined Tickets

Arc de Triomphe + Bateaux-Mouches

Save €5.50
  • Skip-the-line access to the Arc de Triomphe
  • Bateaux-Mouches sightseeing Cruise (departure Pont de l'Alma, duration 1h15)

Note: The tickets are dissociated, you can use them on different days.

€21.50 €27

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.

Temporary special measures for deconfinement

In order to guarantee optimal visiting conditions after this confinement linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus, you will be asked to reserve the date of your visit to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris free of charge. This reservation is mandatory and you will not be able to access the monument without its confirmation. All instructions will be sent to you immediately upon purchase. You will need to present your undated ticket and your ticket of the day when you visit.

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.

Useful information

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.
La terrasse de l'Arc de Triomphe à Paris

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Customer Reviews

Rating : 4.85/5 - 66 reviews

Tickets were fine.
Published over a year ago
Tickets were fine.
Mevrouw Sauer
Excellent service
Published over a year ago
Excellent service, a must to buy the tickets in advance so you skip the line, did not wait more than 10 minutes in the line to go up in the Arc de Thriump.
Surendra S.
Published over a year ago
Cometoparis is an abousolute website where we can buy online. Highly recommended to by ticket from this site
Published over a year ago
the experience and service were excellent
Well worth the money
Published over a year ago
The 12 euro price tag was well worth the experience of seeing Paris on top of the Arc de Triomphe. We got in quickly and we able to get the full experience. Would definitely recommend
Worth it!
Published over a year ago

Bought it and 10 minutes later was already using the voucher. This was worth it and made everything very practical! Also, did not recieve the tickets right away but I called and got an excellent service and the problem was resolved very quickly!

Thank you!

Good and easy
Published over a year ago
Good and easy
Buying tickets here made our trip more…
Published over a year ago
Buying tickets here made our trip more comfortable and there was no hassle of standing in lines to buy tickets. Will definitely recommend it to others.
Good sightseeing tour on Seine
Published over a year ago
Good sightseeing tour on Seine. Be aware that other passengers waiting ( mostly French) might be rude enough to stand in your space in order to be right up to the gate even though you had been standing there for 1/2 before they got there.


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Common questions

Why Is it worth going up the Arc de Triomphe?

Like the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame de Paris, the Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of Paris built by Napoleon 1st. People come there to learn more about the history of France and Paris, the construction of the monument but also to access the panoramic view offered by the rooftop located more than fifty meters high and overlooking the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

How much does it cost to climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris?

The price of an entrance ticket to the monument at Place Charles de Gaulle is 13 euros. The visit is free if certain conditions are met: -18 years old, 18-25 years EU and permanent resident outside the EU, unemployed, disabled and accompanying.

Do you have to pay to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

You only have to pay if you want to visit the interior of the Arc de Triomphe, its museum and its terrace. Between the two columns of the Arc de Triomphe is the tomb of the unknown soldier with the eternal flame rekindled every evening. You can access it and pass under the Arc de Triomphe, admire the splendid sculptures of the facade for free and without having to buy a ticket for it.

When is the Arc de Triomph of Paris open?

The National Monument to the Glory of the Unknown Soldier is normally open daily from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

How long does it take to visit the Arc de Triomphe?

To make the most of your visit to the Arc de Triomphe, take a good hour. Remember that there are 284 steps to climb to get to the top. From the top of the rooftop, we will lose track of time trying to take the best photo of Paris.

On what days is the Arc de Triomphe closed?

The Arc de Triomphe is not open to visitors on January 1, May 1, May 8 in the morning, July 14 in the morning, November 11 in the morning and December 25. Daily closing is 45 minutes before the Arc de Triomphe closes.

Where is Arc de Triomphe situated in Paris?

The Arc de Triomphe is located to the west of the Champs-Elysées, Place Charles de Gaulle (previously Place de l'Etoile) in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

How do you get to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris?

Public transport cannot be recommended enough. Charles de Gaulle Etoile station serves metro lines 1, 2 and 6 and RER line A. On line 9, find Franklin D. Roosevelt station a few hundred meters away. By bus, opt for lines 22, 30, 31, 52 73 and 92. If you opt for the car, don't even try to find a parking space in the neighborhood and opt for a paid car park like the Etoile car park. Foch located at 8 avenue Foch in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. If you have opted for a Open Tour panoramic bus pass, get off at Champs-Elysées station - George V located 116 Champs-Elysées.

What to do around the Arc de Triomphe?

The Arc de Triomphe is located in the eighth arrondissement of Paris facing the Champs-Elysées. There is so much to do before or after visiting the Arc de Triomphe! In the daytime, window shopping at the famous shops along the avenue, a stop at Ladurée to taste its macaroons, a sightseeing cruise on the Bateaux-Mouches by going down the Avenue Georges V to the Pont de l'Alma, an excursion in Open Tour, these hop on hop off tourist buses whose stops are strategically located in the four corners of Paris; at night, an evening in a cabaret, the Lido de Paris or the Crazy Horse, a dinner in a famous brewery or a dinner cruise. Know that, despite appearances, Paris is not huge. For the more adventurous, from the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower there are only two small quilometers and just downhill! No less than 3 metro lines and a trainline (RER) serve the Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile and you can easily get to the other side of the city in less than 30 minutes.

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