Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe, Paris: Hours, Address, Arc de Triomphe Reviews: 4.5/5

Arc de Triomphe
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Monuments & Statues
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
About
The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.-Opening hours : April to September: from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; October to March: from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.-Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December-Entry fees: Adults = 9,5 €; Concessions = 6 €; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Address
Neighbourhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
How to get there
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 1 min walk
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Curtis S
Kingsport, TN2,440 contributions
another famous French site
Aug 2021
there were several things we had a see while in Paris, and this was one of them. Book your tickets online ahead of time to make sure that you actually can get in. Pandemic rules apply here so you will need a sanitary pass and masks. Getting to the top up will require a stout climb up (and down) a significant number of steps on a circular staircase. You stop at a couple levels near the top, to learn about the history (there are also clean bathrooms here). Once on the terrace, you get a 360° view of Paris. Takes about an hour and easily accessed via the metro. Recommended
Written 14 October 2021
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Phoebe W
New Orleans, LA178 contributions
We were able to see it wrapped and unwrapped
Oct 2021
The artist Cristo had wrapped the Arc from top to bottom in cloth and had been on display for weeks, we saw it on the last day and then the next day were able to see it unwrapped. The crowds to experience this were mind boggling.
Written 12 October 2021
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dazyabbey
Omaha, NE611 contributions
Christo's Last Present
Oct 2021
Although I am not the biggest fan of the wrapped Arc de Triomphe, we heard it was the last day it would be wrapped when we landed. It is one of those things that is a great experience even if it wasn't your sense of taste.
If anyone is upset because they didn't like it, just know, it'll be there for another 200+ years for you to see it not-wrapped.
Being able to go up to it without all the cars zipping around was also amazing. I have never been able to experience that and it was awesome to just walk up and stand in the giant crazy traffic circle without getting run over.
This was a super fun experience and I am glad we were able to do it. Also highly recommend going during the evening because it was so much more magical.
Written 11 October 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy320 contributions
Majestic
Aug 2021
When you think about Arcs of Triumph, you always think about Rome… but there are Arcs of Triumph in many cities, and Paris makes no exception. I felt such an emotion to walk underneath it…
Written 7 October 2021
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TA21186
Munster, Germany603 contributions
A transient pleasure - the Christo version of the Arc de Triomphe
Sep 2021
With and without the cover by Christo (posthum), the Arc is impressive at any time of the day. This one was, of course, special.
Written 4 October 2021
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HerwigMitsch
Klosterneuburg, Austria55 contributions
What a new view!
Oct 2021
We saw it before. We have never seen it like that.

The whole experience was new and super impressive!
Written 2 October 2021
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LizaB
Las Vegas, NV487 contributions
Got to see it wrapped!
Sep 2021
Was here during the Arc de Triomphe wrapped limited engagement. So lucky to see it. It looks like a gift wrapped present. This was the idea of Christo. Unfortunately he died last year and did not get to appreciate it. It was magnificent with the shimmering material with tied with red rope.
Written 2 October 2021
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Barbara
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
A must see!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Arc de Triomphe wrapped by Christo. Very impressive! A collaboration with Belgian galerist Guy Pieters in memoriam of Christo. Until 3/10. A must see! Take the stairs to the rooftop to have a complete 360degr view of Paris
Written 28 September 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,139 contributions
Monument on the Avenue
Jul 2021
At the top of the hill at the Champs, you will find (you can't miss) it) this incredible arch built to commemorate Napoleon's triumphs. Take the elevator to the top where you will find a forgettable display of military memorabilia, but best of all, incredible views in all directions.
Written 26 September 2021
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HeytorNobre
Oeiras, Portugal50 contributions
Messy
Sep 2021 • Family
There was some kind of artwork that destroyed the whole experience, the arc was covered and we couldn't see any of the details.
Written 25 September 2021
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