The Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of Paris. It features a recognizable design. Comprising outstanding reliefs, friezes and imprints, the Triumphal Arch was an inspiration for the construction of similar structures all over the world.

You can climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe by a long staircase and experience engaging panoramic views over Paris, encompassing most of its landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and the Basilica of Sacred Heart. You can also visit a small museum inside the structure.

A monument to an Unknown Soldier occupies the base of the arch, while various inscriptions adorn its ceiling. While the works of art symbolize various achievements and fateful events, the shields atop the monument are inscribed with the names of significant battles.

You can find the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the Champs-Elysees, the most prestigious avenue in the world. It is renowned as a monument to victory, celebrating various successes of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars by its works of art.

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  • tuan desomer-chu

    - 20 February 2018 -

    It's massive. Crazy how you drive around it. On top of the main Street where a lot of posh shops are on. And also the standard shops e.g. h&m etc.. good to visit and take some pics. Always find tourists there. Very easy to get to as the underground in France is the best in Europe, so easy to navigate.

  • Ayla Kim

    - 17 February 2018 -

    As one of Paris’s most famous, celebrated, and visited attractions, the Arc still remains France’s essential symbol of power and unity. The attraction is not only the Arc itself, but there’s a gift shop and a great view from the platform atop of the structure, and the Arc is actually fascinating. The views from the top of the arc are definitely worth the climb (284 steps), as you can see all the 12 avenues of Paris. Of course, the views of the Arc looking up from the ground level are breathtaking as well, like when you drive around the structure, along the roundabout surrounding the arc. The Arc is so intricately designed with different patterns carved into and on top of the surface as well as sculptures that it could take a long time to marvel at how beautiful of a structure it is, especially at night, not only when there’s less people around the area and therefore a better opportunity to admire the structure, but when the lights surrounding the Arc turn on. It’s a wonderful sight to see and a great photo op. Its proximity to the Louvre Museum also makes it a prime site to see when visiting Paris, as it extends from the courtyard of the Louvre Palace to the outskirts of Paris. I absolutely loved seeing the Arc!

  • Terry. B.

    - 11 February 2018 -

    Just a Great homage to the People of France and the absolute rule of France's lost Empire. The Sheer Grandeur of the Arc de Triomphe both up close and from a distance shows the Best side of French Architecture. So Many Magnificent Monuments in Paris but Still this 1 of 4 "Gates" to the City of Paris reigns Supreme, not just of the Gates, but of the Landscape of the Great City of Paris : the City of Light. The view from Any point on the Champs-Élysées Is Breathtaking. Definitely a "Must See" and within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower, the Grand & Petite Palaces and even the Louvre. Don't Miss !!!

  • Octavia Sherwood

    - 04 February 2018 -

    The view is amazing and definitely worth the walk up all the stairs. It's amazing to see so much of Paris and feel so high up and above everything. It was something I will remember. The outside of it is also very beautiful if you don't feel like walking up

  • Matt Mead

    - 03 February 2018 -

    The Arc is an impressive site. If you want to be able to access it easier, go at night. During the day (also at night) it is an insanely busy roundabout death trap with no lanes, signals or reasoning. As an American you'll wonder how cars don't just pile up at the base of this thing. That aside it's incredible architecture that's quickly photographed so not an attraction to budget too much time to go see. The main strip leading up to it can also get congested so hop out the car and walk if need be. It's not a difficult one.

  • Deepak Jaisingh

    - 31 January 2018 -

    Arc de Triomphe as name suggests is a monument built for victory of Napolean. It is in the Heart of Paris. Neatly maintained. We went up and a beautiful view all round the monument. All the road view are good and laced with trees on both sides. Eiffel Tower view from here is awesome. We have to through the subway as there is no crossing allowed on the roads at that point

  • Greg Church

    - 31 January 2018 -

    Definitely can't miss this one. To stand next to the monument you must enter a long tunnel from across the street. : added note...I've found that natives of Paris are very friendly and helpful. Luckily for me most speak English. Have a great trip!

  • Peter Žeby

    - 10 January 2018 -

    Nice view of Paris at day or night. You can see Eiffel Tower which is nice at night when sparkling. There is space inside to sit and relax if you need some time after you walk up stairs. There is also souvenir shop and you can watch very nice and informative video of Arc de Triomphe history.

  • G Karthik

    - 08 January 2018 -

    An architecturally amazing monument. About 200 stairs to climb from the ground to the terrace. Once you make the climb, you are greeted by the wonderful view of the city of Paris. The authorities have maintained the place well. Although, when I visited, only one cubicle in the toilet was usable. Hence, there was long queue of both men and women wanting to use the toilet. There are information boards and screens detailing the history of the monument. Ticket counter is situated below in the walkways.

  • Dobrin Gueorguiev

    - 05 December 2017 -

    Amazing. It's a sight to behold both from a far (you can see it from really far) as it's massive. When you get up close, you are just in awe at how large it is. Going inside is well worth it. I managed to get in on a free day (not sure why/what the occasion was) but the price would still be worth it. Inside you have to climb/descend very large spiral staircases. If you have trouble with those, you may want to take your time. The view from above is spectacular. It really is a Triumphant Arc ;)

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