Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Planning to visit the Arc de Triomphe? Check out our information below!


One of Paris‘ most iconic landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe is located at the end of the Champs-Elysรฉes, in the Charles de Gaulle traffic square. No fewer than 12 starts converge on this grand roundabout. To visit the Arc de Triomphe, use an underground pedestrian tunnel.

The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon to honour the Grande Armee. With a height of 55 metres and a width of 45 metres, Paris‘ Arc de Triomphe is in the top three largest triumphal arches in the world. The arch is beautifully decorated with several detailed sculptures. Below the arch are the names of battles fought during the First French Republic and Napoleon’s empire, as well as the generals who fought in it.

The roof of the Arc de Triomphe is open to visitors daily and offers a great vantage point over the streets of Paris. The viewpoint is reached by a staircase of 284 steps (this is quite a climb) but not to worry there is also a lift!

Opening hours:

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is open every day of the year from: 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

Photographer: Alex Person By Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the Arc de Triomphe!

  • To reach the Arc de Triomphe, go to the Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile stop (lines 1, 2 or 6).
  • From the ground, this place is impressive, but if you have a drone, be sure to take a look from the air. Only then can you really see how spectacular the Arc de Triomphe is.
  • From the Arc de Triomphe, it is only half an hour’s walk to the Eiffel Tower.
Photographer: Rodrigo Kugnharski by Unsplash

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