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Arc de Triomphe


The Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most visited monuments in Paris — and the biggest Triumphal Arch in the world. Located at the far end of the Champs-Élysées, it is surrounded by a giant traffic roundabout. Whatever you do, don't try to cross the road here — use the underground pedestrian crossing.

To get to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, climb the stairs — almost 300 of them — or take an elevator to the Observatory for stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Sacre-Coeur.

In 1806, Napoléon, the French Emperor, ordered the Arc's construction and it was finally completed in 1836. Beneath the Arc de Triomphe is The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — symbolizing all the soldiers that died on the field in World War I. Every year, on July 14th (Bastille Day), a Military Parade starts here and runs down the length of the Champs-Elysées.

Arc de Triomphe Hours
Open daily
Apr-Sept 9:30am-10pm
Oct-Mar 10am-10:30pm

Closest Metro
Charles-de-Gaulle or Étoile

More Info
Place Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile
+33 1-43-80-31-31 (Intl)


Arc de Triomphe at night, on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France

Paris at Night - Take a FUN Night Tour of Paris, France

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Plan a fun Tour of Paris and include a visit to the Arc de Triomphe during the day, and again at night when it's illuminated and the Champs-Elysées really comes alive.

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