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Arc de Triomphe Tours

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Arc de Triomphe
An instantly recognizable symbol of Paris, the colossal Arc de Triomphe stands at the epicenter of Place Charles de Gaulle, where 12 of the city’s busiest avenues converge. The Napoleon-commissioned monument, adorned with high-relief sculptures depicting sword-wielding soldiers and inscribed with the names of generals and battles, celebrates French military victories and remembers all those who have fought on behalf of France. The top of the arch, accessible via 284 steps, affords superb views over all of Paris.

The Basics
The Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris’ most visited monuments. Many travelers admire the famous landmark only from ground level, either independently or as part of a sightseeing tour. However, it’s well worth climbing to the arch’s viewing terrace at 164 feet (50 meters) to enjoy sweeping views of the city and its top sights, including Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Grande Arche de la Defense, and the tree-bordered Champs-Elysees, which leads all the way down to the Louvre.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Use the pedestrian underpasses beneath Place Charles de Gaulle to reach the arch. Do not attempt to cross the roundabout—Paris’ busiest traffic circle—on foot.
  • The viewing terrace is not wheelchair accessible. An elevator goes part way up the arch, but visitors must still climb 46 steps to access the top.
  • Book skip-the-line tickets in advance to beat the crowds.
  • Be sure to bring a camera to capture the Parisian skyline.

How to Get There
The Arc de Triomphe is located on Place Charles de Gaulle at the top of the Champs-Elysees, about a 30-minute walk from Place de la Concorde at the famous avenue’s opposite end. Metro lines 1, 2, and 6, as well as the RER A line, all connect to Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, the nearest station.

When to Get There
Visibility is best during summer, when skies are most likely to be clear. The best views can be had at dusk, when the cream-stone cityscape appears to glow gold under the light of the setting sun. Sunset is, however, also the busiest time. To avoid the crowds, go earlier in the day.

See the Flame Lighting at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Time your Arc de Triomphe visit for 6:30pm to witness the lighting of the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The solemn ceremony takes place at the base of the monument, where an unidentified World War I soldier is buried.
Address: Place Charles-de-Gaulle, France
Hours: Open daily 10am - 10:30pm
Admission: €12 per adult
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Arc de Triomphe Skip The Line + Rooftop Access

Arc de Triomphe Skip The Line + Rooftop Access

Make for the top of one of the most iconic monuments in Paris and prepare for amazing views Enjoy a unique view of the Champs-Élysées and pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 6 days
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Louvre & Arc de Triomphe Skip the Line Tickets, Seine River Cruise & Lunch

Louvre & Arc de Triomphe Skip the Line Tickets, Seine River Cruise & Lunch

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-Travel through history when contemplating the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum from antiquity to the 19th century with your audioguide (if option selected). -Admire famous treausures of art such as Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and also less known others -Benefit of a skip the line acces to the summit of Arc de triomphe and admire the panoramic and breathtaking view of the french capital -Enjoy your lunch at Leon de Bruxelles a restaurant on the most famous avenue in the world, "Les Champs-Elysées" -Important to know; please specify the time you want to visit Arc de Triomphe when completing your reservation. Because, Arc de Triomphe is open between 10:00 AM and 21:40 (9:40 PM)
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

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Imagine how the extravagance of Versailles was part of everyday life for Marie Antoinette during a guided tour of the palace with an optional fountain show. Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines at the start of your tour. Gaze in wonder at the Royal Apartments and the Queen’s Apartments, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Plus explore the expansive gardens on your own after the palace tour.
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  • 5 hours
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Paris by Night Illuminations Tour & Moulin Rouge Show

Paris by Night Illuminations Tour & Moulin Rouge Show

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See Paris at its best during this nighttime tour that includes a show at the Moulin Rouge. Start with an illuminations tour past the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and other famous sights, made even more beautiful as they light up after dark. Then head to the Moulin Rouge, home of the cancan, in the Montmartre district for a dazzling performance of ‘Feerie.’ Choose either a standard coach tour or small-group tour by minivan for a more intimate sightseeing experience.
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Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour

Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour

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Experience Paris like an insider, and see the city’s popular attractions and secret hidden gems on a half- or full-day private tour that’s designed just for you. On this custom, private tour, you choose what you want to see in the city, and your ideal day in Paris is pre-planned for you, complete with round-trip transportation. Catch sight of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral or the Eiffel Tower. Whether you’re interested in history, art, food, or something else, your guide (who’s born and raised in the City of Light) helps you make the most of your time in Paris.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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  • 3 hours
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Small-Group Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

Small-Group Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

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Escape the city of Paris for a day, and go on a tour to Versailles, which is known for its magnificent regal architecture. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Versailles, which takes the stress out of organizing transport. Conveniently, an entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles is included, so you beat the crowds. Your guide enriches your experience with stories about the area’s royal history.
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  • 4 hours
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Mont-St-Michel Independent Day Tour with Optional Audio Guide from Paris

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Visit one of France’s top attractions on this independent day trip from Paris to Mont-St-Michel. Relax on a comfortable coach ride as you travel through the scenic landscapes of Normandy en route to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island, and spend hours exploring at your leisure with a multi-language audio guide (if option selected). Tour the famous Gothic abbey, wander through the narrow streets of the surrounding village, or admire views across the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • 14 hours
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Immersive City Tour and Seine River Cruise

Immersive City Tour and Seine River Cruise

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Combine a Paris city tour with a 1-hour river cruise on the Seine for a well-rounded experience in the French capital. On the city tour, explore Paris’ elegant avenues by comfortable coach, checking off top sights such as the Arc de Triomphe, Ile de la Cité, Place de la Concorde, and, of course, the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll stop for a photo op. Then hit the waters of the Seine for a relaxing cruise past the city’s famous bridges and other historical landmarks.
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Private Paris City Tour in an Electric Tuktuk

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Experience Paris in a way few people have: aboard an electric tuk-tuk. On this private tour, you and your traveling companions have multiple tours to choose from, from short tours of central Paris to extensive tours that last a full day. Tuk-tuks seat up to six passengers, but large groups can rent multiple vehicles and cruise around together.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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Intimate Half-Day Morning Tour at Versailles from Paris

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Swap Paris for Versailles on this intimate half-day tour. It’ll be the ultimate hassle-free experience with hotel pickup, drop-off and transfers included. By having a private guide, you’ll be able to ask questions along the way and personalize your experience. You’ll save time waiting in line by having a skip the line entrance ticket when visiting the Palace and Gardens of Versailles.
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Day Trip to Versailles Palace with Audio Guided Visit

Day Trip to Versailles Palace with Audio Guided Visit

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Visit Château de Versailles with convenient round-trip transportation from Paris on this 9-hour tour. You'll explore the palace independently with a provided audio guide to see its lavish interior, state apartments, and famous features such as the Hall of Mirrors. Outside, stroll through the expansive gardens, and check out the village of Versailles.
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  • 9 hours 15 minutes
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The prestigious tour to not miss anything of Paris

The prestigious tour to not miss anything of Paris

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We promise you a unique experience! Your tour is totally private, with a personal guide and a personal driver! In addition, you can choose the car of your dreams: a Mercedes Van, a Mercedes Class S, a Bentley or a Rolls Royce, anything is possible with us!
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  • 7 hours
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Paris Highlights Private Tour

Paris Highlights Private Tour

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Have only a limited amount of time to discover Paris? This immersive, private tour introduces you to the 'City of Light’s' top attractions, all in one day. Meet your guide in the morning at your local hotel, and head to the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis, venture next to the Louvre, where skip-the-line tickets will make it easy to explore the masterpieces. Following a bistro lunch (own expense), you’ll see the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Champs-Élysées.
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Paris Bike Tour + Bike Rental (Dutch Bike)

Paris Bike Tour + Bike Rental (Dutch Bike)

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Discover Paris by bike with a full-day package that combines a guided tour with a bike rental to continue exploring on your own. The half-day highlights tour orients you to the city’s bike lanes and covers some of the major sights, including the Seine River, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Grand Palais, Louvre Museum, Centre Pompidou, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Afterward, go sightseeing independently with your rental bike.
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  • 8 hours
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Paris at Christmas with The Champs Elysées & the Arc de Triomphe

Paris at Christmas with The Champs Elysées & the Arc de Triomphe

See the City of Lights in all of its illuminated splendor on a 2-hour small-group walking tour along the Champs Elysées. Follow your guide down the iconic avenue and discover the history of the fashionable area of Paris. The tour also includes skip-the-line admission to the Arc de Triomphe. Once you reach the top, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Christmas lights over the French capital.
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  • 2 hours
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Arc de Triomphe Entrance Ticket, Seine River Cruise & Lunch on Champs-Elysées

Arc de Triomphe Entrance Ticket, Seine River Cruise & Lunch on Champs-Elysées

-Benefit of a skip the line acces to the summit of Arc de triomphe and admire the panoramic and breathtaking view of the french capital -Enjoy your lunch at Leon de Bruxelles a restaurant on the most famous avenue in the world, "Les Champs-Elysées" -Unwind while contemplating many monuments such as the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral on a Seine River cruise -Important to know; please specify the time you want to visit Arc de Triomphe when completing your reservation. Because, Arc de Triomphe is open between 10:00 AM and 21:40 (9:40 PM)
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Uncover history and art on a small-group, full-day tour from central Paris. Explore Giverny, including its tranquil water lily gardens at Monet’s house. Indulge in lunch at Moulin de Fourges and then discover the splendor of the Palace of Versailles with its decadent Hall of Mirrors and gardens.
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Giverny and Monet's Garden Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Giverny and Monet's Garden Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Take a day trip to Giverny to see the garden depicted in so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces. Tour the artist’s former home, now a museum, and explore his beautiful gardens at your leisure—the water lily garden is particularly famous. Visit the nearby Museum of Impressionism to see more great works from the Impressionists. This half-day, small-group tour from Paris is self-guided, which means you get to see Giverny’s attractions at your own pace. Pickup and drop-off from your central Paris hotel is included.
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  • 5 hours
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Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit

Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit

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This tour allows you to explore Versailles independently and includes round-trip transportation from Paris to help make things easier for you when traveling. Skip the hassle of figuring out your own transport and settle in for the ride to Versailles, listening to recorded audio commentary about the French landmark as you relax on the way over, with priority access admission to the palace and gardens included.
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  • 4 hours
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Champagne Small-Group Day Trip including Moet & Chandon Visit & Lunch

Champagne Small-Group Day Trip including Moet & Chandon Visit & Lunch

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Discover France’s exquisite Champagne country on this full-day history and tasting tour from Paris. In a small group, wind through verdant hillsides en route to wine estates, a distinguished Champagne house and the charming city of Reims for a tour of the famous Gothic cathedral. Your tasting adventure includes guided tours of vineyards and champagne cellars, complimentary samples of sparkling wines and a traditional French lunch.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Exclusive Private Paris Tour by Citroen 2CV

Exclusive Private Paris Tour by Citroen 2CV

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Experience a unique sightseeing tour in a vintage Citroen Deux Chevaux (2CV) car with a pit stop for a warm drink and a French treat from the famous Ladurée tea room during this experience. Enjoy a private tour seeing the city's main sights—like the Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge—from the passenger seat of a classic 2CV. Learn about artsy and bohemian districts like Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Montmartre from your expert private guide and nibble a signature Ladurée macaron as well.
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  • 3 hours
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Paris City Tour by Minivan and Montmartre

Paris City Tour by Minivan and Montmartre

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See the highlights of Paris and its lively bohemian quarter, Montmartre, with this morning or afternoon tour, including Île de la Cité. Enjoy a minivan tour of major Parisian monuments like the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées, followed by free time in Montmartre. The tour includes pickup and drop-off at your central hotel; the small group size of no more than eight people ensures personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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What are Arc de Triomphe hours of operation?
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Arc de Triomphe hours of operation: Open daily 10am - 10:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Arc de Triomphe tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Arc de Triomphe can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 193 Arc de Triomphe tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Arc de Triomphe 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Arc de Triomphe costs USD 21.70. Guided Arc de Triomphe tours start around USD 21.70 per person. See all 193 Arc de Triomphe tickets and tours on Viator.
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