The Arc du triomphe is one of the best well known and most visited monuments in Paris along with the Eiffel tower and the Louvre museum. Climb up the 284 steps and discover a magnificent view of the Champs Elysées.
The Arc du Triomphe is located in the 8th arrondissemnt of Paris, in the Place de l'Etoile, in the end of the Champs Elysées.
Right in the middle of the Place de l'Étoile in Paris, in the heart of the great artery linking the Louvre with the Grande Arche de la Défense, The Arc de Triomphe is a key symbol in France's history. The idea occurred the day after the battle of Austerlitz and was then built between 1808 and 1835 under Napoléon's orders in honour of their 'Grande Armée' (grand army). Inspired by ancient Rome, the most monumental of the world's triumphal arches takes pride of place at the meeting point of twelve avenues, constructed in the 19th Century under Baron Haussmann's whim. It's facade is formed of figures, curls and bas-reliefs, like Rude's Marseillaise with its wings deployed. Its neoclassic style is witness of an architectural trend during the 1st empire and perpetuates the ancient traditions even though its construction was finished under the reign of Louis-Philippe.
A century on, 11th November 1920, the corpse of an unknown soldier was laid down in a tomb beneath the arch, a symbol of the many deaths of World War I. Attached to the tomb is the sacred flagstone, on which the 'the flame of memory' was lit, and which has remained alight ever since. It is rekindled each evening at 18.30. This place, notorious for huge national protests and which has witnessed the funerals of Napoléon and Victor Hugo, is made up of rooms which use contemporary scenography to tell the rich history of this national monument in an interactive way. However, the lilitar and historic origins of this monument are often unknowm by the public who hurries to visit it all year.
To visit the Arc du Triomphe offers you an educational and fun experience. Follow a route composed of rooms that present a contemporary scenography interactively telling the complex history of this national monument and then go to the terrace, the principal attraction of the monument, which is considered as one of the best rooftops in Paris. That view seduces countless visitors from all around the world.
At 55 meters (180.45 feet) high, the final part of the visit of the Arc du triomphe, the terrace, offers a panoramic view of Haussmannian Paris and the Champs Élysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world, a view that's as impressive by day as it is by night. Nonetheless, you will find as well many other treasures hidden between the roofs of Paris like the Eiffel tower, the Montparnasse tower, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and the Butte Montmartre, the Louvre museum and even the Dôme des Invalides. You will also be able to admire the business district of La Défense, the place where the futur of the capital is decided and in which glass towers are flying towards the sky. Telescopes make it possible to take full advantage of the urban landscapes that take place at your feet on 360 degrees.
Book now, with ParisCityVISION, your ticket to the Arc du Triomphe at the best price. A magnificent and unavoidable monument during your visit in Paris. You are able to book as well a tour composed with the entrance tickets, a dinner cruise, a bus tour and many other touristic activities at a good price.
Use your pass to come discover the Arc de Triomphe at your own leisure, with its breathtaking views of the Champs Elysées. Discover a superb panoramic view of Paris and its landmark monuments.
Use this pass to take a tour of Paris boarding the panoramic bus and discover Paris’s key districts and monuments. Get the entrance ticket to visit the Arc de Triomphe on your own (transfer to the Arc de Triomphe is not included). From the top of the Arc de Triomphe you will have an unbeatable 360° view of Paris.
Discover the Champs-Elysées by night! After a cruise on the Seine and an open-top bus tour of Paris and its monuments, enjoy dinner at the “L'Alsace” restaurant close to the Champs-Elysées.
Admire the finest Paris monuments and discover the History of Paris on board our panoramic bus tour: The Louvre Museum, Conciergerie, Place Vendome, etc. Audio guides available.
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Discover Paris by night and the Lido cabaret! After a tour in a panoramic bus (with audio guide) to admire the lit-up monuments, watch the fabulous show at the Lido while sipping a glass of champagne.
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Let your hair down for an evening and go see the cabaret at the Lido, with a complementary half-bottle of champagne. Also discover the finest Paris monuments by night with a guided city tour. Service leaving from your hotel in Paris.
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