Arc de triomphe

  • Historic site and monument
  • Engineering structure

A unique view of the Champs Élysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world.

In 1806, Napoleon I ordered the construction of the Arc de Triomphe in honour of the Grande Armée. Inspired by the ancient arches, this emblematic monument bears the names of the battles and generals of the Revolution and the First Empire. It houses the tomb of the Unknown Soldier whose flame is rekindled every evening. The Arc de Triomphe museum allows you to explore its history and understand the meaning of the sculptures that adorn its facades. Located on the top level, the panoramic terrace offers a unique view of Paris, day and night.

Opening and closing times

From 01/04 to 30/09, daily between 10 am and 11 pm. Closed exceptionally on May 1st, May 8th and July 14th. Last access to the monument 45 minutes before closing time.

From 01/10/2023 to 31/03/2024, daily between 10 am and 10.30 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


Full price: 13 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Free for minors -18 years old (with family or school group)
18-25 years old (European Union citizens and non-european regular residents on French territory)
Disabled person and hist guide
For all : the first sunday of evey month from November to March
Museum pass accepted: free access

Reduced price: 9€
Reduces price for tourim professionnals, youth (18-25 years old) excluding European Union and foreign teachers.


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers


  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors


  • Animals accepted
  • Guide dogs allowed

Additional information

  • Suitcases and pushchairs not allowed
  • Forbidden to tripod (without allowance), rollers, skateboard


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours obligatory

Average length of visit

  • 45 minutes (individual)

Services and facilities


  • Lift
  • Toilets


  • Shop


  • Activity
  • Temporary exhibition


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Visit languages

  • Arab
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French

Audioguide languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Additional information

External guide allowed

School/children's groups:
- Self-guided tour of the monument: €40 (€20 for specific audiences)
- Conference visit of the monument: 90€ (40€ for specific audiences)
- Heritage workshop: €130 (€60 for special audiences)
More information:

For all groups over 8 people and for groups accompanied by tour guides - [email protected]


  • Hearing disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language


Metro : lines 1, 2 et 6, station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
RER : line A, station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
Bus : lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and Balabus
From outside Paris: exit Porte Maillot and avenue de la Grande Armée or exit Porte Dauphine and avenue Foch
From Paris center: go up Avenur des Champs Elysées

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  • Reservations required for groups.
    Request at least 4 weeks in advance.