Arc de Triomphe

November 7th, 2017 / / No Comments »

Arc de Triomphe

This famous Parisian landmark was originally commissioned by Napoleon I in 1806 and remains a popular tourist attraction to this day.  Visit the tomb of the unknown soldier, understand the social history behind the landmark or take in the view from the top of the observation deck.   The Arc de Triomphe is worth the climb to the viewing platform, some 50 metres from the ground, to take in the sights of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, (find cheap ticket options below).

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Arc de Triomphe; Deals & Discounts

1. Arc de Triomphe; Free Entry

There are a number of ways to enjoy free entry to the Arch de Triomphe. Children under 18 years that are within a family group can pick up free entry.  Previously EU citizens that are under 26 years could also pick up free entry but you’ll need to check this on the day of your visit as it may no longer be the case.

2. Arc de Triomphe; 365tickets

Look out for cheap Arc de Triomphe ticket options from 365tickets that can be worth considering. Promotions vary throughout the year but can offer discounts on both standard as well as joint ticket options.

More details available at Arc de Triomphe Tickets.

3. Arc de Triomphe; The Paris Pass

The Arc de Triomphe is included within the Paris Pass that offers entry to 60+ top Paris attractions as well as FREE access to public transport around the city. Also included with the pass is entry to the Louvre, Palace of Versailles & Musee d’Orsay so can offer great value for money over a short break.

More information available at The Paris Pass – includes entry to 60+ attractions!



View From The Top


Arc de Triomphe; Top Tips

The great advantage with the Montparnasse Tower is that you have the Eiffel Tower within your view of Paris.  Take in the Eiffel Tower from a new perspective either from within the glass encased 56th floor or a more open view from the top of the tower. – See more at:

1. The great advantage with the Arc de Triomphe is that you have the Eiffel Tower within your view of Paris.  A visit to the open top viewing platform allows you to take in the Eiffel Tower from a new perspective but remember to take account of the weather or pack a waterproof just in case!

2. The queues for the Arc de Triomphe can be significantly shorter than those experienced at the Eiffel Tower.  Whilst the observation deck is substantially lower than the Eiffel Tower, (level 1 of the Eiffel Tower is 57 metres high), it does still offer a great view of Paris including the Eiffel Tower itself!

3. There are 284 steps up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and the vast majority of visitors do climb to the top, (although there is a lift; see below for more information).  The stairway comprises of a narrow circular staircase with very few stopping places along the way but the views from the top are worth the climb.

4. The lift is generally reserved for people with disabilities or young children but you can ask at the admission desk if it is available for general use.  Whilst the lift bypasses the majority of the stairs, you will be required, after you exit the lift, to climb a further 46 stairs to access the viewing deck.

5. The Arc de Triomphe is open until late so it can be an ideal spot to watch the sunset over Paris.

6. The closest Metro station is Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile, (Metro lines 1, 2 & 6).  Always take the underpass to the Arc de Triomphe rather than attempting to cross above ground.

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