Visit the Arc de Triomphe

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Overview

During your visit to Paris, make time to enjoy a self-guided trip to the Arc de Triomphe, a historical monument with a fantastic view over the city. 


The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate his victory against the Russians and Austrians at the Battle of Austerlitz. It is 50 meters tall and is built in a neoclassical style, decorated with allegorical images of France. Underneath the arches lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, who represents the lives lost in both World Wars. 


Visitors can access the Arc via a tunnel going under the busy roundabout. Inside the Arc is a small museum, and you can also climb to the top terrace and enjoy one of the best views of Paris. 


The Arc de Triomphe is accessible for visitors with disabilities, but you must inform the Arc de Triomphe staff beforehand of your intended visit. The tunnel under the roundabout is not wheelchair-accessible, but you can be dropped off in a special parking bay on the roundabout itself. You can access the museum room via an elevator, but there are 3 steps up to the elevator. The rooftop terrace is accessible via an elevator, but the surface of the terrace has some shallow steps. There are accessible bathroom facilities and service dogs are permitted. 

Guaranteed accessibility features

  • Accessible free entrance
  • Smooth
  • Accessible paths
  • Mainly flat surface

Know before you go

What is included

  • Admission

What is not included

  • Ground transportation

  • Parking

  • Insurance

  • Tour Guide

Location

Paris, France

Location

Paris, France

Free admission

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