Arc de Triomphe
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Skip-the-Line passes and tickets for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

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The Arc de Triomphe Paris provides a stylish and elegant finish to the Champs Elysées, which begins at the Jardin des Tuileries outside the Louvre. Construction began on the monument in 1806 during the reign of Napoleon I and was finally finished once another sovereign, Louis-Philippe I (also known as the King of the French) had taken the throne. At a time when monuments were often constructed in homage to historic events, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was commissioned by Emperor Napoleon in the wake of the Battle of Austerlitz to commemorate the French victory and the bravery of the soldiers who fought.

Standing 50 meters high, the structure is built in the neoclassical style. Various pieces of sculpted artwork decorate its façades, all referring to specific events or with strong symbolic meaning. The high relief of ‘The Departure of the Volunteers in 1792’, for example, represents the French assembling to save the nation that had been born out of the Revolution and was being threatened by European monarchs. At the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays homage to the victims of the First World War.

By ordering your Arc de Triomphe tickets, not only will you be able to see its elegant and majestic form up close for yourself, but you will also be able to experience a panoramic view across the city from its viewing platform, 50 meters above the ground. You will get to experience a unique view across the Champs Élysées, with the Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre Palace in the distance, and admire the glass towers and La Grand Arche in the district of La Défense in the other direction.

Save time with our online ticket office. Avoid the queue at the bottom of the monument - order an Arc de Triomphe Skip-the-Line pass and go straight up to the viewing platform instead.

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