Practical information

Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit of the Arc de triomphe.

L'Arc de triomphe vu depuis les Champs-Élysées, printemps 2020.

Opening hours

From April 1st to September 30th
10am - 11pm

October 1st to March 31
10am - 10:30pm

Please note: last access to the monument is 45 minutes before closing time.

Free access to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Exceptional closures

Early closure at 4pm on 24 and 31 December 2023

Closed on January 1st, May 1st, May 8 (morning), July 14 (morning), November 11 (morning) and December 25.

Due to official ceremonies or adverse weather conditions, the Arc de triomphe may be partially or totally closed on an exceptional basis. These changes in schedule are posted on our website.


The ticket gives you access to the whole monument and its terrace.

Ticket office


For individuals


Single price

16 €

Main freebies

  • Under 18 years old
  • 18-25 years old (European Union nationals and non-European legal residents in France)
  • Disabled person and his/her companion
  • Job seekers (Proof of establishment in an assimilated EU member country, less than 6 months old or showing a period of validity, accompanied by photographic ID).
  • Teachers with a valid French Education Pass
  • The first Sunday of January, February, March, November and December
  • Military personnel, gendarmes and CRS with professional card and "Sentinel" mission order only
  • Members of ICOM and ICOMOS
  • Ministry of Culture card holders and their companions


Visitors eligible for free admission

PDF (491.77 kB)


Special rate (partnerships)

  • SNCF - Grand Voyageur, on presentation of membership card
13 €
  • CEZAM card
  • Friends of the Louvre
  • Thalys
  • VMF member
14,50 €

For groups

From 7 people to a maximum of 35

Reservation required at least 4 weeks before the date of the visit

Reservation request form to be downloaded here, filled in and sent to the reservation service:

Adult group rates

See the dedicated page

School, extracurricular and student group rates

See the dedicated page

Special group rates

See the dedicated page

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Conference visit

For individuals


Adult rate

23,50 €

Rate -17 years old included and specific public

6 €


Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • culture check
  • vacation voucher (ANCV)
  • Lire check (only in store)

Access and transport

Arc de triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris
Access to the monument is via thePassage du Souvenir You can get to the monument from the top of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées or the Avenue de la Grande-Armée.

By car

From outside Paris: exit Porte Maillot and avenue de la Grande-Armée or exit Porte Dauphine and avenue Foch.

By bike

Vélib' stations on rue Arsène Houssaye, avenue Hoche, rue Beaujon, rue Balzac and rue Traktir.

By public transport

Metro lines 1, 2, 6 and RER A, Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile station.
Bus lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and Balabus.

Services and conditions of visit

  • Stairs of 284 steps to access the terrace. An elevator is available only to those who need it, without the need to reserve in advance.
  • Maximum luggage allowed: 40x40x20cm.
  • No lockers.
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the monument. However, it is possible to leave them with the access control agents and to collect them at the end of your visit.
  • Dogs are not allowed, with the exception of guide dogs for the visually impaired.
  • Objects prohibited in the monument: flags, banners, selfie poles, tripods, scooters, rollerblades, sharp objects, glass bottles, weapons.
  • Allégorie sous les petits arcs, côté de Passy, Sud Ouest.

    Règlement de visite de l'Arc de triomphe

    PDF (332.57 kB)

In a handicap situation

Discover the services and conditions for people with disabilities.

See the dedicated page

Vigipirate plan


To ensure the safety of visitors, the monument applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations. More information

Contact us