Teachers

Discover our educational offers and visit the Arc de Triomphe with your group! Here you'll find all the information and resources you need to organize a visit with your class.

Presentation

Ordered by Napoleon Ist in 1806 to honor the imperial armies, the Arc de Triomphe was completed under the reign of Louis-Philippe in 1836. Its designer, the architect Chalgrin, drew his inspiration from the arches of antiquity.

Although it still celebrates the triumph of the French armies from the Revolution to the present day, its significance has evolved since the 19th century. Today, it plays a key role in civic and civil life. In 1920, the burial of the Unknown Soldier made the Arc de Triomphe a place of remembrance, under which the Republic gathers on November 11th, May 8th and the Fête Nationale.

Covering the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, architecture, urban planning and civic education, the study of the monument meets the requirements of interdisciplinarity.

Educational activities

  • Primary school

    Find all our activities for CP, CE1 and CE2 classes.

  • Elementary school

    Find all our activities for CM1, CM2 and 6th grades.

  • Middle school

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  • High school

    Find all our activities for Second, First and Final years.

  • Higher education

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  • Virtual Visits

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Prepare your visit

Practical information

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Our brochure

  • Offres éducatives - Arc de triomphe

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Educational resources

Find all the educational resources for the monument

The Arc de Triomphe offers a range of resources to help you prepare your visit or discuss the monument with your class. Download your educational and thematic files below!

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