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Arc de Triomphe

A unique perspective of the Champs Élysées, the world’s most beautiful avenue.
 Napoleon ordered the construction of the Arc de Triomphe in 1806 as a tribute to the Great Army. Modelled on the  arches of Antiquity, this iconic monument bears the nation's illustrious names and houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the flame of which is re-lit every evening.
 Day and night, you can admire a unique view of the Champs Elysées from the terrace.

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Unaccompanied visit with guide booklet

French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch,
 Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian
 Booking required for groups: at least one month in advance
 Length of visit: 45 mins


French, English
 Booking required
 Tel.: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 30 – Fax: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 31
 Private tour outside opening hours
 Breakfasts organised (capacity: 100 people).
 On request

Practical information

Opening hours

À noter

Last admission 45 min before closing.
The monument can only accept a certain number of visitors. For safety reasons, the ticket desks may close early during peak times. In the event of early closure, access to the monument may be refused.

From 2 January to 31 March

Open every day 10.00-22.30

From 1st April to 30 September

Open every day 10.00-23.00

From 1st October to 31 December

Open every day 10.00-22.30


1 January, 1 May, 8May (morning), 14 July, 11 November (morning) and 25 December


Arc de Triomphe Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles-de-Gaulle
75008 Paris
Ph. : 33 / (0)1 55 37 73 77Fax : 33 / (0)1 44 95 02 13
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 48.8738Longitude : 2.2950Plan your route

By subway

lines 1, 2 et 6, stop Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile


line A, stop Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile

By bus

lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and Balabus

By car

From suburb : stop Porte Maillot and avenue de la Grande Armée or exit Porte Dauphine and avenue Foch. From Paris downtown : drive down Champs Elysées.


Useful contacts:
 Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, tel.: (33) (0)8 92 68 30 00
 Paris Île-de-France Regional Tourism Council, tel.: (33) (0)1 73 00 77 00

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