Arc de triomphe guided tour

Panoramic views around Paris

Private tour duration

Duration of the tour:

1,5 hours

Group tour

Maximum group size:

From 2 to 25 people

Price private tour guide Paris

Private tour price:

From 300 euros

skip the line tickets

Entrance tickets price:

16 euros per adult

Champs Elysées avenue and Arc de triomphe

Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées

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Included in this private tour:

  • Certified professional tour guide
  • Private tour only for you, your family or friends
  • Timed tickets to book online
  • Discover a significant monument of French history, while enjoying great panoramic views of Paris
  • Guided tour possible in French, English or Spanish

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. 

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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!"

Pre-Book your private tour

Please choose the date and time you want for this tour, and fill in the form.

I will get back to you by email to send you a detailed quotation. 

Tips for your visit

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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 top. 

Arc de Triomphe tickets

Priority access tickets
  • Adult timed ticket: 16 euros 
  • Free for all kids under 18 years old
  • Free under 26 years old for the European Union residents

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. 

Idea no more tickets Eiffel Tower

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! 

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