One of the most famous monuments in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe stands in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle at the western side of the Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe, or Triumphal Arch as it is known in English, is a monument to honour those who died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The inner and outer surfaces are scribed with the names of all French victories and generals from these wars.
The Arc de Triomphe measures at 50m in height and 45m in width with a depth of 22m. Considered a symbol for the French nation, the design for the monument was based around the Roman Arch of Titus. The arch links old and new Paris, standing on the highest point of the line running from the Louvre to the Grande Arche de la Défense, making it one of the most noticeable monuments in Paris.
Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the Arc de Triomphe has a fascinating history. Beneath the Arc lies the “Tomb of the Unknown Solider” from World War I. A ceremony is held every November 11th to commemorate the War, on the date that the armistice was signed between France and Germany in 1918.
Open daily, the Arc de Triomphe attracts a magnitude of tourists who all come to see one of the most famous landmarks in Paris, with its amazing history and fascinating story.
Opening Times :
Open every day
1 April to 30 September : 10 am to 11 pm
1 October to 31 March : 10 am to 10:30 pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Closed on January 1, May 1, May 8 (morning), July 14 (morning), November 11 (morning) and December 25
Adult rate : 9,50 €
Reduced rate : 6 €
Adult group rate : 7,50 € (minimum 20 persons)
School group rate : 30 € (maximum 35 students, 2 accompananying adults included, adult group rate for additional accompananying adult)
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Free admission :
Minors under 18 (family visit)
18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
Disabled visitors and their escorts