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Arc de Triomphe Audio Guided Tour in Paris

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Discover the historical side of Paris on this self-guided tour of the Arc de Triomphe and learn about its construction, war stories, and beyond.


  • History buffs can deep dive into French history on your visit to the Arc de Triomphe, and discover facts and stories during Napoleon's reign through an English audio guide.

  • This 1.5-hour tour shows you the intricate sculptures, with 660 names of generals and army personnel on the exterior before taking you up to the observation deck.

  • Climb to the top for beautiful views of Paris, with clear vistas straight down the Champs-Élysées to the Louvre.

  • Learn about the tomb of the unknown soldier, the flaming torch lit in the evenings to pay respect to the martyrs and their sacrifices during your walk.

  • Did you know that the construction of the Arc de Triomphe took nearly 30 years to complete, and is dedicated to the glory of all French armies?


  • 1.5-hour tour of Arc de Triomphe

  • English audio guide app for iPhone/Android

  • 22 recordings narrated by a historian


  • Admission Tickets

  • Headphones

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 1 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Napolean's era and the Arc de Triomphe

Your trip to Paris is as good as incomplete if you haven't visited the Arc de Triomphe. A significant structure and landmark in the city, the Arc de Triomphe is a keepsake of historical events that unfolded during World War I. As you begin your 1.5-hour tour with an English audio guide in your preferred language, you will be guided around the monument to admire its sculptures, intricate details like the 660 names of generals and army personnel, and the stories from the war.

Get ready for a climb up to different levels of the monument, each showcasing various aspects of it. There is a lot of reading material too if you'd like to stop and delve more into Napoleon's breakthrough. Climb another level and you will reach the observation deck from where you can spot Paris' popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower, and Montparnasse Tower for a complete experience.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The arch was initially symbolic because of Napoleon's reign and victories but it later stood for the sacrifices of French soldiers and the unknown soldier. A Flame of Remembrance continues to burn, as an ode to the fallen heroes during World War I.

What to bring

  • Bring along comfortable shoes for this walking tour.


  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

  • Due to safety measures, all visitors must comply with security checks. There may be long lines in the peak season.

  • The elevator to the top is reserved for guests with disabilities. The elevator travels to the shop level and takes 50 additional steps to access the rooftop.

  • Illustrations of recognizable landmarks.

  • Lifetime access to the tour in your preferred language.

  • Offline route map for GPS navigation.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Start your tour at PFA - Plateforme automobile.

  • Address: 2 Rue de Presbourg, 75116 Paris, France.

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