Arc de Triomphe Tickets

Arc de Triomphe Tickets

Arc de Triomphe Ticket & Visiting Information

Where to buy tickets for the Arc de Triomphe?

Although walking around the arch is free, you need to buy a ticket to access the museum and the roof terrace.
Currently, as the number of visitors allowed in are limited, tickets can only be purchased online in advance. Even visitors who are eligible to visit for free need to reserve their free ticket online in advance.

Arc de Triomphe Online Ticket Option

The Arc de Triomphe ticket purchased online gives you skip the line entrance. With your smartphone ticket you can visit the museum as well as the roof terrace from where you will enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Paris. The entry ticket costs 13 euro.

Can you visit the Arc de Triomphe with a Paris city pass?

Yes, since the Arc de Triomphe is a top attraction of Paris and an absolute must see, it’s no surprise that a number of city passes include free access to it. The most popular city passes which include free access are the Paris Museum Pass, the Paris Pass and the Paris Passlib.

Visiting the the Arc de Triomphe for free

Entrance to the Arc de Triomphe is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of the month of January, February, March and December.
Also during the "Journées du Patrimoine", the European Heritage Days, which takes place on the 3rd weekend of September, entrance is free for everyone.

While, the following visitors can visit the Arc de Triomphe always for free:

  • Children under 18 years (except for school groups)
  • EU citizens between the age of 18-25 years old
  • Primary and secondary school teachers
  • Visitors with disabilities and one companion
  • Unemployed people

In order to be let in with a free ticket, visitors need to show a valid photo ID or valid documentation. For more information please visit the official website.

Arc de Triomphe: Visiting Tips & Good to know

  • Every visitor needs to go through a security check before entering.
  • Bags smaller than 40x40x20cm are allowed in. While selfie sticks, tripods, helmets, roller blades, sharp objects, and glass bottles are not allowed in and there are no lockers onsite where you can store these items.
  • Visitors typically spend 45 minutes to an hour visiting the monument.
  • There are 284 stairs to reach the rooftop.
  • The best time to visit Arc de Triomphe without the crowds is early in the mornings or before closing at night. While the best time of the year to visit without the crowds is from October to March.

How to get to the Arc de Triomphe?

The Arc de Triomphe, is located in the city center of Paris in Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008, Paris.

Getting there by public transportation:

    By Metro/RER: Charles de Gaulle–Étoile is the closest metro station. You can get there with line 1, 2 and 6 or the RER A line. Other metro stops located close to the Arc de Triomphe are Kléber (line 6) and Georges V (line 1).

    By Bus: Lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73 and 92 stop close to the Arc de Triomphe.

Avoid crossing the streets to get to the center of the roundabout, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. Instead walk through the underground walkway. You can get to the pedestrian tunnel from the Avenue Champs-Elysées or Grande Armée.

Arc de Triomphe Opening Hours

The Arc de Triomphe is open every day but opening hours are seasonal.

  • April 1 - September 30 (High Season): 10am - 11pm
  • October 1- March 31 (Low Season): 10am - 10.30pm
  • Last admission 30 minutes before the closing of the monument.
  • Open only in the afternoon on the 8th of May, 14th of July and the 11th of November.
  • Closed on 1st of January, 1st of May, the 20th of September and 25th of December.