Duration of the tour:
Maximum group size:
From 2 to 25 people
Private tour price:
From 240 euros
Entrance tickets price:
11 euros per adult
Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées
The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon 1st in 1806 to glorify his armies after the Austerlitz battle. But the Arch was inaugurated only 30 years later, in 1836, after several changes in the architecture.
The Triumphal Arch later became a witness of major moments of the French History, until today. This is also where are the tomb and the flame of the Unknown Soldier of the First World War.
This guided tour of the Arc de Triomphe will start with the Champs-Elysées avenue, nicknamed "the greatest avenue in the world" by Parisians! Take a look at the scary roundabout of the star, and learn all about this "Place de l'Etoile".
It is now time to take the hidden underground passage to get safely to the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, and admire all the sculptures. After easily climbing the steps, you will enjoy a panoramic view around Paris, and hear about the stories behind each monument.
Why do I love leading this tour?
"My favorite time to go up the Arc de Triomphe is at night, to see the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower: this is when you realize how much Paris is a magical city!"
The Arc de Triomphe is opened every day from 10:00am to 10:30pm, except on public ceremonies on May 1st, May 8th, July 14th and November 11th.
Strollers are not allowed in the Arc de Triomphe.
There is a staircase of 284 steps to climb to get to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. If needed, there is an elevator leading to the attic, and then there are 46 steps remaining to get to the terrace.
There is very often a long line to get to the Arch de Triumph, so I strongly advise you to book a guided tour to skip the line.
When there are no more tickets available to go up the Eiffel Tower, it is a great idea to go up the Arc de Triomphe instead to get nice views of Paris!