Paris: Arc de Triomphe Tickets + Scenic River Cruise
Listen, learn, and fall in love with Paris on a scenic boat ride on the Seine and visit Napoleon's tribute to his Grande Armée and see spectacular views of Paris from top of the Arch of Triumph.
About This Activity
- FREE cancellation: Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
- Smartphone tickets accepted
- Instant ticket delivery
- Wheelchair accessible
- Secure your Arc de Triomphe tickets, with rooftop access for spectacular views
- Cruise along and see Paris's gems from the water, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Musée d’Orsay and more
- Enjoy unique views of the Champs-Élysées and pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- Board a comfy boat and see the sights of Paris from the Seine – a perfect way to see the city's highlights without walking around!
The Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all touris... Read more
The Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake.
Seine River Cruise
Explore the city of love with a romantic river cruise! Seeing Paris from the Seine is an experience to remember forever.
There’s the Eiffel Tower casting its shadow over the city, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, still impressive despite the disastrous fire. Gaze at the Gothic palace and former prison known as the Conciergerie, and see the Musée d’Orsay, a former railway station that’s now home to French art. This scenic tour includes commentary along the route. Listen, learn, and fall in love!
- Access to the Arc de Triomphe’s rooftop terrace
- Incredible panoramic views over Paris
- 1h 10mins Seine River Cruise
- Audio commentary in 8 languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish
Know Before You Go
- The elevator to the top is reserved for disabled customers. The elevator travels to the shop level, and there are still 50 steps to access the rooftop
- Entrance is free for those under 18 and EU citizens who are under 26 upon presentation of picture ID at the ticketing station before going to the entrance of the monument
- This ticket cannot be used to gain entry during special exhibitions
- Last access is 45 minutes before closing
- Luggage or large bags and (camera) tripods are not allowed
- Show your smartphone ticket at the Bateaux Mouches pier, near the Pont de l’Alma.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who designed the Arc de Triomphe? The architect Jean Chalgrin designed the Arc de Triomphe, but he passed away before its completion. The project was then overseen by Jean-Nicolas Huyot.
What is the significance of the Arc de Triomphe? The Arc de Triomphe symbolizes the triumph of the French army and the nation’s victories in war. It also serves as a monument to honor those who fought and died for France.
How big is the Arc de Triomphe? The Arc de Triomphe stands about 50 meters (164 feet) tall, 45 meters (148 feet) wide, and 22 meters (72 feet) deep.
What is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe? The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies beneath the Arc de Triomphe and contains the remains of an unidentified soldier who died during World War I. It serves as a memorial to all unidentified soldiers who died in conflicts.
Can you climb the Arc de Triomphe? Yes, visitors can climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe using a staircase of 284 steps. From the top, there’s a panoramic view of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées.
Is there an admission fee to visit the Arc de Triomphe? Yes, there is an admission fee to enter the Arc de Triomphe. However, certain groups such as EU residents under 26, school groups, and people with disabilities may qualify for free admission.
Is the Arc de Triomphe illuminated at night? Yes, the Arc de Triomphe is illuminated at night, providing a striking sight against the Paris skyline.
Are there any special events held at the Arc de Triomphe? The Arc de Triomphe is often used for national ceremonies and events, such as Bastille Day celebrations and the annual commemoration of the Armistice Day.
4.6/5 stars – based on 18531 reviews
We went at dusk as recommended and the panoramic views of the city as the lights were turning on were stunning. We deliberately came for around 6pm so we could also view the active remembrance at 6:30pm. This is worth watching too at the foot of the Arc. We then went back on the roof to watch the Eiffel Tower illumination from sundown every hour.
Sheryn – United Kingdom
Hay que prepararse para subir tantas escaleras pero la vista desde arriba es magnífica, yo subí de tarde noche así q pude ver la torre Eiffel iluminada
Luciana – Portugal
Very cool experience to be inside of a monument. Make sure to get there early because the line will be long even with advance tickets (though you could get a timed ticket). Excellent historical information and terrific views on the top. Definitely recommend. The river cruise through Paris on the beautiful Seine river completed the day!
Franklin – United States
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