Arc de Triomphe

Off to the Arc de Triomphe? See our inside advice for a queue free visit. We're also clued up on opening times and phone numbers too!

Make sure to buy your skip-the-line tickets online before your visit!

Opening Hours and Estimated Waiting Time of the Arc de Triomphe

Medium Estimated wait until 14:30
Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16
10:00 11:00
11:00 14:30
14:30 20:00
20:00 23:00
Very high


Choose your date and time well

  • Mornings tend to be less busy than afternoons.

  • The Christmas and Easter periods, as well was public holidays including the weekend of the 14th of July and the 15 August are very busy

  • Think about booking your tickets online, especially if you’re coming during high season or french holidays (though we recommend also booking them in advance all year long, it’s never pleasant to wait 15-20 minutes).

  • From 8:00pm to 10:00pm in December, people often queue in order to see the illuminations on the Champs Elysées.

  • Reserve around 45 minutes to see the monument properly.

  • Attention: last access to the monument is 45 minutes before closure.

  • Attention: October 1st to March 31st, closing time is at 10:30pm.

  • The high season (April 1st - September 30th) will obviously be busier than the rest of the year and the same can be said of peak hours.

Arc de Triomphe

Prices and reservations

  • Full price: 12€
  • Reduced rate: 9€
  • Group price (from 20 people): 9€
  • Free for EU citizens under 26


A drop-off area for people in a wheelchair is located to the West of the terrace. However, the lift only takes you to the attic room, which means you can’t get to the terrace unless you climb 46 steps after that room.

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Opening hours


  • From 1st April to 30th September: 10:00 to 23:00.
  • From 1st October to 31st March: 10:00 to 22:30.

Last entry 45 minutes before closing.


  • 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December.


Arc de Triomphe
📍 Place Charles-de-Gaulle
  • Métro: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile (lines 1, 2 et 6 ),
  • RER: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile (ligne A).


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