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Arc de Triomphe Paris: Rooftop Tickets

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Highlights

  • Gain access to the top of the breathtaking Arc de Triomphe
  • Relish the best panoramic view of Paris
  • See the tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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arc triomphe paris tickets tours attractions | Paris Whatsup
arc triomphe paris tickets tours attractions | Paris Whatsup
arc triomphe paris tickets tours attractions | Paris Whatsup

FULL DESCRIPTION

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake.

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The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake.

Inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he never lived to see its completion.

At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in World War I. Behold the eternal flame that is rekindled at 6.30 PM each evening. In addition, there is a must-see exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument.

Included

  • Access to the Arc de Triomphe’s rooftop terrace
  • Incredible panoramic views over Paris

Know Before You Go

  • Due to safety measures, all visitors must comply with security checks. There may be long lines in the peak season
  • The elevator to the top is reserved for disabled customers. The elevator travels to the shop level, and there are still 50 steps to access the rooftop
  • Entrance is free for those under 18 and EU citizens who are under 26 upon presentation of picture ID at the ticketing station before going to the entrance of the monument
  • This ticket cannot be used to gain entry during special exhibitions
  • Opening hours are subject to change
  • Last access is 45 minutes before closing
  • Due to official ceremonies, the Arc de Triomphe may be closed exceptionally
  • Luggage or large bags and (camera) tripods are not allowed

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the historical significance of the Arc de Triomphe? The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style, commissioned by Napoleon after his victory at Austerlitz to honor the French soldiers who died in World War I, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with its eternal flame rekindled each evening.

Is it worth climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, and how many steps are there? Absolutely, the view from the top of the Arc de Triomphe is worth climbing the 284 stairs for a panoramic survey of Paris, offering a unique perspective compared to the more commonly visited Eiffel Tower.

Are there any provisions for disabled visitors to access the top of the Arc de Triomphe? Yes, there is an elevator reserved for disabled customers that travels to the shop level, from where there are still 50 steps to access the rooftop.

Who can enter the Arc de Triomphe for free and what documentation is required? Entrance is free for those under 18 and EU citizens under 26, upon presentation of a picture ID at the ticketing station before going to the entrance.

What are the opening hours and are there any days when the Arc de Triomphe is closed? The Arc de Triomphe is open from April 1 to September 30 between 10 AM-11 PM, and from October 1 to March 31 between 10 AM-10:30 PM, with last access 45 minutes before closing. It is closed on certain public holidays and may be closed exceptionally for official ceremonies.

FEATURED REVIEW(S)

4.6/5 stars – based on 18531 reviews


A must do. The Arc is stunning from the ground but the views from the top are awesome too. Yes it’s a good 250 steps throughout but worth it, there is lift access but only for those with mobility problems. A small ticket price to pay Some good history to be seen and read before the roof alongside a gift shop. There are toilets at the top too!
Jane – United Kingdom


Relativ lange Anstehzeit wegen Taschenkontrollen, die Abwicklung der Eintrittskarten ging sehr zügig. sehr freundliches Personal. Die Wartezeit war es in jedem Fall wert. Meiner Meinung nach die schönste Aussicht in Paris, weil alles viel näher ist als von den hohen Aussichtstürmen aus.
Rüdiger – Germany


Very cool experience to be inside of a monument. Make sure to get there early because the line will be long even with advance tickets (though you could get a timed ticket). Excellent historical information and terrific views on the top. Definitely recommend.
Damon – United States

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