Monuments,  Paris city guide

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. Visit the Arc de Triomphe by going up to the observatory. You will get a unique view of the Champs Elysées by day and night, it’s totally worth it. Also, you’ll find a museum up there. 

Beneath the arch, you will also find the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Each evening at 6:30pm the flame is rekindled, and veterans lay wreaths decorated in red, white and blue near the flickering flame. The purpose of this flame is to recall the sacrifice of unknown French soldiers who gave their life during World War I.

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Useful information

If you want to visit the Arc de Triomphe, you need to know that the monument is closed on 01/01, 01/05, 08/05 (morning), 14/07 (morning), 11/11 (morning), 25/12.

Opening hours

  • 10 am to 10:30 pm (from october to march)
  • 10 am to 11 pm (from april to september)


  • Adult : 13 €
  • 18-25 years old (EU résident) : free
  • under 18 years old : free

Metro Station

Charles de Gaulle Etoile
(lines 1, 2, 6 & RER A)

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Cool things to do around?

Have a drink with a view at the Publicis Drugstore’s bar (133 av. des Champs Elysées)

Shop at the Galeries Lafayette (60 av. des Champs Elysées)

Take the shuttle bus to Louis Vuitton’s fondation

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