Arc de Triomphe

  • Place Charles De Gaulle, 75008
  • Métro/RER A : Charles de Gaulle-Etoile
  • Adults: 12€, children: free
  • Accessible to people with disabilities

The entrance to the Arc de Triopmphe for minors and adults aged 18 – 25, citizens of the European Union, is free of charge upon demonstration of ID or passport.

Visit Arc de Triomphe

The imposing arch (Arc de Triomphe) is located on the Charles de Gaulle square (Place Charles-de-Gaulle), at the end of Champs Elysées avenue and is the world’s tallest arch. Specifically it has a height of 55 meters, width 45 meters and depth 22 meters.

The four columns on which the arch is supported are decorated with large reliefs, which depict: the Departure of the Volunteers of 1792 (La Marseillaise), the Napoleon’s triumph of 1810, the French Resistance and the Battle of Paris of 1814, and the peace of 1815.

On its surface are engraved the major victories of the French troops during the French Revolution and the Napleonic war. As well as the names 558 generals commanded the French troops during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte. It is a monument-symbol of power and honor, and at the same time a trademark of the city of Paris.

Inside the arch there is a museum with photographs, models, drawings and documents from its construction of 1806. The access to the arch can only be done underground (no pedestrian crossing is permitted). There is also the possibility to access to the rooftop (284 stairs) from which the visitor has a unique panoramic view of Paris.

Capture under the Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe, Paris

With the Paris Pass, you have free access to all of Paris’s major museums and attractions.

The list includes more than 60 museums, and one bus tour in Paris. Along with the Paris Pass you will receive a card Paris Visite for your transportation to Paris, maps and a travel guide.