With family

Visiting the Arc de triomphe with your family? Here's a handy guide to help you find your way around.

Œuvre de l'artiste Simon Pradinas, invité à performer à l'Arc de triomphe pour le Printemps du Dessin 2023

Family visits and events

A moment to share! 

Your children won't miss out on the secrets of the Arc de triomphe if they're properly accompanied!

A guide will take you on a fascinating tour of the Arc de triomphe, from the history of the sculpted groups to the incomparable view from the terrace.

Or the monument's staff can tell you all about the Arc de triomphe. These one-off tours are included in the entrance fee.

These guides and staff adapt their visits to the age of their audience. A family experience not to be missed!

And one Saturday a month, you can take part in a theatrical, participatory family visit, with storytelling, shadow puppets and drawings.

Find out more about current tours, practical information and booking links.

Consult the agenda

Une famille en visite sur la terrasse de l'Arc de triomphe, en novembre 2023
Une famille en visite sur la terrasse de l'Arc de triomphe, en novembre 2023

© Marie Saille / Centre des monuments nationaux

Family visits and workshops

Make way for discovery and creation! 

The Arc de triomphe welcomes young and old to a range of fun and playful workshops. These activities are always linked to a special time spent visiting the monument.

Throughout the year, you'll find a varied programme of activities. There's something for all tastes and ages: origami, pop-up, sketching, film and even photography!

Find out more about the current workshops, practical information and booking links.

Consult the agenda

Please note that most workshops are in French.

Fleurs et feuilles réalisés à un atelier famille origami à l'Arc de triomphe en 2023
Fleurs et feuilles réalisés à un atelier famille origami à l'Arc de triomphe en 2023

© DR / Centre des monuments nationaux

Visit tips

When should you come? 

To make the most of your visit, especially during the summer months, we recommend that you come at lunchtime or during the evening opening hours.

What to wear ?

The weather in Paris can be very changeable. But there's always a bit of wind blowing over the Arc de triomphe. In winter, wrap up warm to face the cold. In summer, get out your sunglasses on the terrace!

Don't forget to take a bottle of water with you.

Free admission

Admission is free for under-18s. To avoid waiting time on arrival, remember to get your tickets online!

Book your tickets

See price details

For all other types of free admission, please collect your tickets from our on-site ticket office on the day of your visit.

Family photo souvenir

Climb to the top for a 360° view of Paris, and take your travel photos just a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower!

Share your memories with @arcdetriomphe_paris on Instagram and #ArcDeTriomphe!

Family Visit Guide

To accompany you on this monumental adventure, you can download, print out or consult on your smartphones this short visit guide.

It contains all the practical information you need to make the most of your family visit.

 

Illustration of a page from the family guide, 2024

© DR / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • Illustration de l'Arc de triomphe pour le guide pratique en famille, 2024

    Family guide to the Arc de Triomphe

    PDF (958.15 kB)

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Visit conditions

Visit with complete peace of mind!

  • Strollers are not allowed inside the monument. However, you can leave your stroller with the access control staff and collect it at the end of your visit.
  • The ascent to the panoramic terrace is via 284 steps. An elevator is available for families with young children, without prior reservation.
  • The monument's toilets have a baby-changing table.
  • There are no cloakrooms or lockers. 
  • Eating in the monument and on the terrace is not permitted. 
  • The monument does not lend baby carriers.

The Arc de triomphe playbook

Visit the monument at your own pace with the Arc de triomphe playbook! The Arc de triomphe reveals its history through fun activities for the whole family.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Available in paper format at the ticket office, for €2.
Don't forget your pencil!

You can also download the game booklet to prepare or extend your visit at home.

Graphic design: © Laurette Architecte

 

Only in French for the moment. 

Page 2 et 3 du Livret-Jeux de l'Arc de triomphe
Page 2 et 3 du Livret-Jeux de l'Arc de triomphe

© Laurette Architecte / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • Livret-Jeux de l'Arc de triomphe

    Livret-Jeux Arc de triomphe

    PDF (8.52 MB)

The Arc de triomphe at home

The Arc de triomphe is coming to your home with handicraft workshops for all the family. Young and old, before or after your visit, make the volumes and symbols of the monument your own!