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Guided Tour of the Arc de Triomphe

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Discover the beauty of Paris on this guided tour of the Arc de Triomphe to know its history and significance and admire the city's panoramic views.

Highlights

  • The Arc de Triomphe is France's prestigious landmark where history meets stunning architecture, telling us tales of bravery.

  • This guided tour takes you to the interior of the Arc de Triomphe and learn about the battles, victories, and fascinating stories of the French armies.

  • Not just the inside but the facades of this architectural beauty have hidden meanings that your guide will fill you in with on this tour.

  • Learn about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where you will find the flame of remembrance under this monument, lit every day at 6:30pm.

  • Fun fact: As a tribute to the victory and end of World War I, a French pilot named Charles Godefroy flew his plane through the archway of Arc de Triomphe. Quite a daring feat!

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour guided tour

  • Entry to the rooftop

  • Professional guide in 10 languages

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Arc de Triomphe

Apart from being the 'city of love', Paris has a lot of history that is fascinating for history buffs and curious travelers alike. One such landmark of historical significance is the Arc de Triomphe. This guided tour tells you stories about why Napoleon I wanted to build this monument and what made him choose this location for constructing it. Following in the footsteps of Napoleon I, the arc was inaugurated by Louis Phillipe in 1836, dedicating it to the armies of the Revolution and the First Empire. It was only in 1921 that the Arc de Triomphe was chosen to bury the Unknown Soldier and light the flame of remembrance for World War I's fallen heroes.

Exploring above and beyond

After you have explored the interiors of the Arc de Triomphe, climb 284 steps to go to the beautiful terrace to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. There are lifts and ramps available for people with reduced mobility, making it an experience for everyone to enjoy. Spot the Champs-Élysées and 12 Parisian avenues that are bustling with energy as part of your 360° viewing experience. End your tour filled with stories about the armies and memories of a lifetime.

What to bring

  • Bring along comfortable shoes.

What's not allowed

  • Large luggage is not allowed. Maximum luggage allowed: 40x40x20cm.

  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.

Accessibility

  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • Ramps and elevators are available at the venue for easy access.

Additional information

  • This guided tour is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian.

  • The climb up has 284 steps.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

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

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at at the Arc de Triomphe..

  • Address: Pl. Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France..

  • Landmark: at the stone benches near the ticket office.

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