Arc de Triomphe in Paris
What to see and how to climb to the roof of this important Parisian monument.
Arc de Triomphe
The construction of the Arc de Triomphe was ordered by Napoleon as homage to the glory of his army ; decorated with bas-reliefs depicting scenes of the battles of the First Republic and the Imperial Era.
It was inaugurated in 1836 (much after the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid).
It dominates one end of the Avenue des Champ Elysees on the Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly known as the Star Square (Place de l’étoile ). In this square, which is also a large roundabout, are twelve important avenues .
This emblematic arch is 50 meters high and 22 meters wide and under it is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument memorial dedicated to the fallen in the First World War.
In 1919 and as part of the celebrations of the end of the war , the aviator Charles Godefroy flew under the arch with his biplane . And in 1885, after his death , the poet French Victor Hugo was veiled overnight under the arch , a long line of people formed in he place to give him one last tribute .
Climb the Arc de Triomphe
The arch has an elevator to access its top and from where they can notice nails magnificent views of Paris.
Almost 300 steps you must climb to reach to the top on foot
Inside there is a small museum that tells the history of the monument through historical images.
If you walk the la avenue of the Champ Elysees in he sense Opposite, you will reach the Plaza de la Concordia, an important public square Parisian that was execution scene famous, such as those of Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.
- Adult €13.00. Buy here Arc de Triomphe ticket .
- Under 18 years They have free admission . must show photo ID.
- The Paris Pass includes admission to the Arc de Triomphe
- Free for EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 . must show photo ID.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
(last admission 9:45 p.m)
Closed on January 1, May 1, May 8 (in the morning), May 21 (in the morning), July 14 (in the morning), July 18, November 11 (in the morning) and 25 December.
Place Charles de Gaulle
Metro: lines 1, 2 and 6. RER: line A. Charles de Gaulle -Etoile station: bus : 22, 30.
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Places near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to visit
Famous avenue of Paris, called Champs-Élysées in French, with a lot of life always due to its stores and stores. It reaches the Arc de Triomphe.
Place de la Concorde
An enjoyable 30-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe will take you to this famous square, the scene of famous executions, such as that of Marie Antoinette.