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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
  • Greta G.
    "Climb the stairs and you will see amazing and breathtaking view!!"(26 Tips)
    Eddie C.
    "Best view of Paris, even better than that on the Eiffel Tower."(21 Tips)
    Rewan P.
    "Climb 275 stairs to get the breathtaking view of champs elysees!"(20 Tips)
    Daniel M.
    "entire city unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower."(12 Tips)
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  • 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 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
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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
    ThePurplePassport.comOctober 31, 2011
    Go at night for incredible city views. Fun fact: The archway is so huge that in 1919, Charles Godefroy flew his biplane under it as part of the victory celebrations at the end of WWI. Read more
  • 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.
  • 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
    Upvoted Jun 18
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 😙
  • 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 😰
  • Thamer M.
    Thamer MishimaSeptember 17, 2014
    Very huge in real life, I recommend going in a sunny morning if you're an experienced photographer.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lena V.
    My favorite view of Paris! And when you stand besides it it's a lot more impressive than on pictures
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bogdan G.
    Bogdan GunăMarch 5, 2015
    Worth climbing the stairs for the breathtaking and romantic view over Paris.
  • Michael L.
    Michael L.November 16, 2010
    Don't fall for the con-men guys who bend down as if to pick up something they've found on the ground (usually a ring which they've just slipped out of their palm), then offer it to you, and ask for $.
  • 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.
  • NidNas
    NidNasMarch 15, 2015
    Access to climb the Arc closes at 6:30 in winters. Worth a view from the top
  • 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.
  • Ashley Yuki
    Make sure you go on a clear day and walk up to the top! Amazing views an stunning monument.
  • Rania
    RaniaNovember 28, 2015
    The long climb is a great workout and the view once you get to the top is why it's worth it.
  • Fereşte
    FereşteNovember 8, 2015
    You should go to top of this place.. You can see Amazing view of Parissss ❤️
  • 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.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EasterbrookSeptember 19, 2011
    Not sure if it is open to US residents, but when I went under 25's got in free to loads of tourist places such as this place. You just bring your passport or driving license and they give you a ticket
  • 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!
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