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Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Arc de Triomphe

(Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile)
Monument / Landmark, Historic Site, and Scenic Lookout
Chaillot, Paris
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  • Greta G.
    "Climb the stairs and you will see amazing and breathtaking view!!"(26 Tips)
    Jeffrey d.
    "Great monument with superb panoramic view of Paris."(21 Tips)
    Rewan P.
    "Climb 275 stairs to get the breathtaking view of champs elysees!"(21 Tips)
    Eddie C.
    "Best view of Paris, even better than that on the Eiffel Tower."(12 Tips)
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  • Kate D.
    Kate DavisMay 26, 2014
    An amazing monument to visit in Paris, but don't forget to look up to appreciate the many details which can be found on the ceiling as well as the eternal flame which has been burning since 1923 Read more
  • Nikos K.
    Nikos KrodirasAugust 11, 2014
    Fantastic panoramic view of Paris, Eiffel Tower, and pretty much everything! Worth every cent. If you are under 26 and have a EU citizenship you can get in for Free with ID. A must in Paris!
  • Kate D.
    Kate DavisMay 5, 2015
    One of the more famous monuments in Paris is the Arc de Triomphe - with a lot of history, a great view point, many statues, sculptures and much more it is a fantastic landmark to visit! Read more
  • Foodie
    FoodieJune 15, 2014
    Nice view on Champs Élysées, the other half is closed. Quite expensive (€9.50), so better visit using the Paris Pass. Open till late, so visit museums first, then climb the Arc and take a cruise after
  • Sebastián M.
    Sebastián MasadMay 28, 2015
    The best view of all Paris at the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Go to top and see the beauty of the city. Also learn about the history of the Arc, is really amazing. My favorite place of Paris.
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuenoAugust 11, 2014
    Night and day, and even on rainy days, it still worth the visit. If you are going to get in try to do it on a sunny day and be brave walking all the steps to the top to get a marvellous view.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroJune 19, 2015
    Incredible views. A must see. If you are from the European community. The entrance is free. Even if you are just studying and have an ID from that country.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BenApril 30, 2013
    The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MongJune 26, 2013
    Paris Museum Pass gets you to the top for free and you can skip the ticket line. There's an elevator for those who physically cannot take the stairs, though there is still about 30 steps to the top.
  • Kushal S.
    Kushal SanghviMay 1, 2015
    A lot of people go and check out the view from the Eiffel Tower but the one on top is great simply as it is the only junction in the full world with so many roads going through
  • Veni I.
    Veni IApril 24, 2014
    Biggest round-abound in the world!! Magnificent view from the top - It is much more worth it going up the Arc rather then Eiffel Tower (queue is practically non-existant, cheaper, cooler)
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GOctober 18, 2012
    Find the underground path to cross the street to the center (There are two on opposite ends) Enjoy the view from the top, then walk down Champs-Elysées and do some fancy window shopping.
  • Alteralec
    AlteralecDecember 26, 2013
    This huge monument stands at one end of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, in the middle of the carrefour de l'étoile. You can go upstairs, you'll have a really nice view of the Avenue.
  • Mel M.
    Mel McFebruary 10, 2014
    Look for the underground passageway on the roundabout just off the Champs Élysées to get a different perspective of the Arc even if you don't want to pay to climb the stairs and view Paris from above Read more
  • Morag R.
    Morag RethansNovember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply fantastic 360 degree views of Paris. But if you're on foot, there are a lot of stairs to climb - lift available, but it doesn't go all the way to the top
  • Alexander
    AlexanderFebruary 9, 2011
    Sit at Place de L’etoile square and admire the beautiful monument while the hustle and bustle of Paris passes you by. If you are feeling more adventurous, climb to the top to get a full view of Paris.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatSeptember 26, 2011
    The Arc de Triomphe costs just 9 euros to ascend and the view down Champs Élysées is well worth the money. Be prepared as you have to walk to the top but can ride an elevator down.
  • Kyze
    KyzeDecember 17, 2014
    Certainly one of the most iconic monuments of Paris. Unlike the Eiffel Tower, it's not so spectacular at night, it's better to visit it when the sun is still up.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughJuly 11, 2015
    100% worth the trip to the top. Amazing views of the entire city unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Liliána B.
    Liliána Balogh🌺April 13, 2015
    Worth visiting, huge line for going up to the top, I recommend go in lunch time to avoid queuing that much!
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteSeptember 27, 2013
    Best view of Paris. The price is completely worth it. If you can't get up the several stories of spiral staircases, there's an elevator!
  • Thamer M.
    Thamer MishimaSeptember 17, 2014
    Very huge in real life, I recommend going in a sunny morning if you're an experienced photographer.
  • thpsycho
    thpsychoSeptember 8, 2015
    One if the best place to take a photo of Arc de Triomphe is in the middle of the road (there's a small area for people to line up without getting run over by cars)
  • Desert B.
    Desert BreezeJanuary 11
    Great monument to visit with an amazing view of Paris except never go to the top by the stairs, it's so damn exhausting
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellJune 24, 2015
    Navigating the roundabout feels like you are in a movie. Beautiful architecture and a great view from the top of Baron Haussmann's planning.
  • Faraneh N.
    Faraneh NSeptember 9
    U can have a good view of the Arch from the Champs-Élysées. If u wanna take a good symmetric photo with it u can stand in the pavement of the middle of the street.
  • Jesse J.
    Jesse JohnstonNovember 14, 2015
    Gorgeous monument with a rooftop viewing deck. Although the structure itself is gorgeous, the views of the Paris skyline can't be beat.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SuttonAugust 11, 2013
    If you can't manage the steps then there is a lift that takes you most of the way (to the gallery floor). The lift is located opposite the steps exit. Then there are about 40 more steps to the roof.
  • Agnes Pabayo L.
    Definitely a sight to see in Paris. It's in the Champs-Elysees area, so you can enjoy a cuppa & go shopping after your photo op 😙
  • Benedict U.
    Benedict UyDecember 28, 2012
    The entrance to go on top costs € 9.50 per person for adult. Behold, there's no elevator for the general use, so be ready to climb the stairs of about 50 meters.
  • ela-la-la
    ela-la-laJuly 18, 2012
    Lift is out of order, be prepared approx for 286 stairs:) the best place for viewing Paris on the top, don't forget your ISICs and other under 26 years IDs
  • Eddie C.
    Eddie CJanuary 7
    Definitely worth the 12 Euros (Jan 2016) to go up. Best view of Paris, even better than that on the Eiffel Tower. Focal point of Paris.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KingOctober 18, 2014
    View from top amazing. Lift access for those with a pregnant wife (or kids or elderly etc), only about 20-30 steps at the top.
  • Amaal I.
    Amaal I.kApril 14
    Very nice and beautiful place to overlook Paris , Eiffel tour and champ elysees from above but WTF with the stairs 😰
  • İpek T.
    İpek TanyaşJanuary 15, 2012
    The roof of the Arc de Triomphe is a good place to feel the Paris w Parisiens in her. Below there is the ceremony every day around 18.30 for the war heroes by re-kindling of eternal flame.
  • Eloise D.
    Eloise DeleenerApril 8, 2013
    One of the most beautiful views over Paris. Go when Le Ville Lumière is at it's best and enjoy the night with no waiting line.
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 22, 2011
    See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I and pay your respects to those inscribed names who fought in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Stands on Place Charles de Gaulle.
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomApril 29, 2015
    Don't be a noob and queue for the Eiffel Tower. Best views of Paris, without the crazy queues.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SSeptember 16
    I'd recommend to visit when the weather is good. I've been there on a rainy day and otherwise very beautiful view was sad and gloomy.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthApril 28, 2015
    A fabulous monument, however once you're stood next to it, you can also entertain yourself watching the suicidal driving on the road around it. Chaos.
  • Bogdan G.
    Bogdan GunăMarch 5, 2015
    Worth climbing the stairs for the breathtaking and romantic view over Paris.
  • Amber
    AmberOctober 5, 2012
    Use your museum pass to skip the line and walk up to the top. The hike up is worth the 360 degree view of Paris!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergApril 15, 2013
    Napoleon sure did have a Napoleon complex. Walking up the stairs to get to the top is one helluva cardio workout!
  • J9
    J9April 11
    You may stop at the middle of Champs-Elysées to take a good photo of the Arc. Just don't get hit by a car!
  • NidNas
    NidNasMarch 15, 2015
    Access to climb the Arc closes at 6:30 in winters. Worth a view from the top
  • AnyTrip
    AnyTripJuly 27, 2011
    One of Paris's most famous sights - you can find similar, but less famous, buildings of the same style in Munich, London, Rome and even Pyongyang.
  • All-Paris-Apartments.com
    An unusual tip, but we recommend you check out the McDonald's on on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Apart from the cheap food, this McDonald's is THE perfect place to people watch!
  • Will B.
    Will BelfordOctober 13, 2013
    Very beautiful landmark. It is magical. Visit it by night for a more panoramic view of the lights of Paris!
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeDecember 1, 2014
    Great night views from this French landmark. Tomb of unknown soldier also gives a reminder not to take peace for granted.
  • Lena V.
    My favorite view of Paris! And when you stand besides it it's a lot more impressive than on pictures
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