Arc de triomphe – One of the most impressive monuments of the capital

The Arc de Triomphe, more simply called Arc de Triomphe, is located on the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly called Place de l’Etoile) in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It has a totally privileged location. Located at the very top of the Champs-Elysées, the monument offers an incredible view for those who take the time to visit it and climb to the top. It is the second highest Arc de Triomphe in the world.

The Arc de Triomphe, which dominates the skyline, was commissioned by Napoleon as a tribute to the French army. More than 660 names of generals and members of the army are engraved inside the arch. A visit to this historic symbol of Parisian splendor and military triumph is a must on your Parisian itinerary.

The building is 50 meters high. Although some people like to say that it is the tallest in the world, unfortunately, we have to settle for the 2nd place. Indeed, the highest Arc de Triomphe in the world is located in Pyongyang, North Korea. It has a height of 60 meters.

Under the Arc de Triomphe is the tomb of the unknown soldier of the First World War. It allows us to maintain the memory of the soldiers who died in combat during the wars. A highly symbolic and historical place that houses an eternal flame lit for the first time on November 11, 1923. Since then, it is rekindled every evening (without exception) at 18:30.

 As you will have understood, the Arc de Triomphe is a must-see in Paris. 


  • Adult price (over 18): 13 euros
  • Free for under 18s, EU citizens and non-European residents legalized on French territory between 18 and 25 years old, French job seekers and disabled visitors + accompanying person with a valid ID.

Opening hours

Friday10:00 – 22:30
Saturday10:00 – 22:30
Sunday10:00 – 22:30
Monday10:00 – 22:30
Tuesday10:00 – 22:30
Wednesday10:00 – 22:30
Thursday10:00 – 22:30

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Adress : Arc de Triomphe Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France


Pour accéder à l’Arc de Triomphe, vous devez utiliser les passages souterrains depuis l’avenue des Champs-Elysées ou l’avenue de la Grande ArméeAprès le contrôle de sécurité, présentez votre billet pour l’Arc de Triomphe depuis votre smartphone afin qu’il soit scanné à l’entrée

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