Arc de Triomphe Entrance Ticket with Terrace Access

Paris, France
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Enjoy easy access to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris with this prepaid ticket. This 160-foot- (50-meter-) tall and 148-foot- (45-meter-) wide arch is a must-see when traveling to France’s capital. Stroll down Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards, to make your way there. Admire the mighty monument where the wars fought by France and the names of the French generals involved are written. Climb up the terrace for beautiful views across Paris and spend time visiting the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Arc de Triomphe
  • Stroll on Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards
  • Visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which commemorates those lost in World War I
  • Climb up to the terrace and enjoy beautiful views across the city

What's Included

  • Arc de Triomphe Entrance Ticket
  • Free entry for 18 and under - no ticket to purchase
  • Transportation to/from the attraction

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arc de Triomphe
    Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

    Directions: Metro: Charles de Gaulle-Étoile (Line 1,2 and 6) RER A: Charles de Gaulle-Étoile

Start time

Opening hours

  • 4/1/2023 - 9/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

  • 10/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

With this ticket to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the way you spend your time is up to you.

You can show up any time that works well for you during opening hours. Walk down Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards, to find your way to the Arc de Triomphe. The arch stands 150-feet (50-meter) tall and is 148-feet (45-meter) wide. It’s so big that after World War I ended, a pilot celebrated by flying his biplane through it.

If views over Paris are what you’re looking for, head up to the terrace, and snap pictures of the city from above. You can also go over to the tomb of the Unknown Solider, and learn more about its importance and what it means to France. Whatever you decided to do, you can go at your own pace, and enjoy the city afterward.

Please note that admission to this national monuments is free of charge to people under the age 18.

Arc de Triomphe

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Admission to all national monuments is FREE of charge to people under the age 18. Citizens and permanent residents from the European Union can visit for FREE if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is necessary). Plus, FREE admission for a disabled person and his companion.
  • No tripods permitted (unless authorised) and no roller-skates or skateboards
  • This is a memorial monument, and you are expected to dress appropriately
  • Due to public security reasons, bad weather or a ceremony, access to the monument may be temporarily closed.
  • All travelers name will need to be added during the reservation, for large groups of 8 and more travelers.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that travelers will not receive any refund regardless of cancellation status, even if the monument is closed on your visit date, you can use this ticket any other open day. Same policy regarding travel date amendments.
  • The last access to the monument is 45min before closure.
  • The monument will be closing at 3pm on both December 24th and 31st.
  • Number of steps: 284
  • During peak times your entrance may be delayed due to security checks and crowd regarding the notoriety of the monuments (week-ends & national holidays).
  • Elevator only available for people with reduced mobility. The elevator allows travelers to reach the floor with the shop, there are then 50 stairs to climb to reach the rooftop. The assistance of a accompanying person is required.
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    Don't do this and the Catacombs on the same day, unless your gym workout includes the stairmaster!
    The lift is reserved for those who need it so don't think you're getting a ride to the top.
    Remember that it is A LOT of stairs, so plan accordingly.


    962 reviews
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    Views of the city were...
    Gail_P, May 2023
    Views of the city were great and the best views of Paris that we have seen. Staff were helpful and attentive to special needs. There was a self guided tour.
    Terrace Closed
    Robin_M, May 2023
    Bought tickets in advance to avoid the ticket line - waited in line to go to the terrace, waited 40 minutes at which time a sign was posted announcing the terrace was closed for the day. Not the fault of Viator which has always worked well for bookings in the past. We may be able to use the tickets later during our stay but almost don’t want to waste the time.
    Historically significant
    Mark_W, Apr 2023
    Interesting tour spot of great historical importance. Moderately challenging climb (281 steps as I recall) but there is a tiny elevator option. Directional markings for ticket holders required some patience. Employees are cheerful and helpful. Be sure to walk around the base to see the tomb of the unknown and the various plaques.
    Long lines
    Ram_P, Apr 2023
    Took a long time in line to go up and merged it with general admission . It took more than hour in line to go up.
    Sky views of beautiful Paris
    Nicole_K, Apr 2023
    Wonderful views. Staircase to climb to the top are narrow and many steps to the top. Doorways to stop and catch your breath. Well worth it for the experience of seeing Paris sky high.
    Amazing Historical Sight.
    Capri_H, Mar 2023
    This is an amazing historical sight! Going through the Arc and up to the top is definitely worth it. The only thing I would say is it can be hard to find the entrance. You have to go through the underground staircase and the signs are not exactly clear.
    Views are great
    Sue_D, Mar 2023
    Stopped on hop off bus. Viator helped skip the line at the end of the underground tunnel and before security. Nice climb and super views. We’ve done Empire State Building and this was nicer with less fencing. Recommend it for the good price, history and views. Family gives thus thumbs up.
    Beautiful monument. Be...
    Daniel_S, Mar 2023
    Beautiful monument. Be aware there is a 9:45 PM cutoff time for taking the stairs to the top. They will not let you up past then.
    Great stair workout & views for the reward!
    Emilie_P, Mar 2023
    No complaints. Those with tickets, were checked in fairly quickly. The 284 steps to the top weren’t terrible…just pace yourself! :) Views were amazing, of course!
    Buy from there not here
    Evelyn_G, Mar 2023
    Definitely do it. Just don't book thru here. You pay 4 times what it cost. So please save money and buy there
    Jessica_D, Mar 2023
    I had no idea you could even go inside/up the Arc! Super worth it amazing view of the city! 200 stairs up or there is a lift.
    Excellent views at an excellent price.
    thedunnclan, Feb 2023
    280 steps to one of the best views we have ever seen. There was a queue but it went through quickly though.
    An experience to do, and to repeat.
    Tim_M, Feb 2023
    Absolutely loved the experience. Equally, at the time of our walk up it coincided with dusk, so we beautifully saw the sun going down over the city.
    Toni_G, Feb 2023
    It was closed on the day we had tickets for but we were not notified beforehand and we were allowed to book tickets
    Great experience
    Veronika_B, Feb 2023
    Very easy to find and cheaper than on-site. Anytime access during a day. I love little history film about the whole Arc De Triumph. Balcony view was amazing.
    Good experience
    Feliciana_A, Jan 2023
    This was a different experience but no complaints, myself and my family had a good experience. We had to climb a lot of stairs to reach the top of the building but when we finally reached the top of the building we took a lot of lovely pictures and had fun.
    Misleading Offer - Not Recommended!
    Nuncio_D, Dec 2022
    We bought this tour because it clearly said “Skip the Line” and that is a full “Lie”. This tour will not keep you from doing a very long line to pass security, it might only save you time for the line of people who is buying tickets there (which is obvious). So, if you (like us) are in a tight schedule, forget about this trip. We could not use it, it will take us more than one hour just the line (that we could not skip) and then the tour itself. So we wasted our money because we could not use these tickets. Not Recommended!!
    Don’t buy from Viator
    Kemp_C, Dec 2022
    Even through everything was shut down for Covid - Summer 2020, they would not offer any kind of refund or credit. Way cheaper pricing at GetYourGuide now….and it’s refundable. Just rebought our tickets there for Summer 2023….we’re trying again but using a different company for sure. Viator - YOU HAVE TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS!
    A nice experience
    Laurence_D, Sept 2021
    Unfortunately the Arc was being set up for the Christophe exhibition in a week so there was scaffolding and fencing at the top of the monument. Nevertheless I was able to take some great pictures at the top and there were few other people to hinder the view.
    Stairs to no where
    Suzan_H, Sept 2021
    A LOT of stairs! Got to the top and there were no windows. I would have enjoyed it more from only the ground.