Make the most of your
time to discover Arc de Triomphe on the historic thoroughfare of Champs-Élysées.
Beat the long queues as you enjoy a priority access to this 19th
century monument which is considered one of the iconic symbols of Paris and
France in general. Pay tribute to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take in the
eternal flame, and enjoy some intriguing exhibits on the French military past
before you ascend to its rooftop to admire the stunning city views.
the World’s Largest Triumphal Arch
Get ready to revisit
more than 200 years of Parisian history as you stand under this largest-of-its-kind
triumphal arch. Following the momentous victory at Austerlitz in 1805, Napoleon
Bonaparte initiated its construction 1806. However, it took almost 30 years to
complete this monumental treasure which was inaugurated by King Louis Philippe
in 1836. With its massive pillars and ceremonial arches sculpted with beautiful
carvings, this imposing structure is a grand illustration of the medieval Roman
architecture with neoclassical features.
Respect to French Soldiers & Watch Eternal Flame
Arc de Triomphe now
stands as a poignant reminder of all momentous triumphs and tragedies that
Paris witnessed during the Napoleonic battles, French Revolution and other wars.
The eternal flame that has been burning here since 1920s is a testament to this
fact. Lying at the foot of its vault, it is ignited at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier which commemorates the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the
country in the First World War. You will also get to experience an intriguing
exhibition on the region’s military history.
the Captivating Rooftop Views
The highpoint of
visiting this 50 meters high monument is undoubtedly catching the stunning
views from its rooftop terrace above the arches. You will have to climb up about
284 narrow steps, but trust us, it is worth the hike! It invites you to delight
in the most majestic 360 degree views over the Champs-Elysées street and
Downtown Paris. This allows you to marvel at the legendary sights such as
Eiffel Tower as well as the 12 avenues that meet at the elegant square (built
around the arch) all from an incredible standpoint.