The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate his military victories and honour the soldiers who fell during his campaigns.
Two centuries after the first stone was laid, a new, modern interactive exhibition tells the fascinating story of this great national monument.
The great moments of French history can now be seen on interactive touch screens. The exhibition traces the construction of the Arc de Triomphe and other famous triumphal arches throughout the world. It highlights the architecture of the monument and explains the friezes and sculptures adorning the columns.
The tour ends with the rooftops terrace, where visitors can enjoy superb views across the 19th century cityscape designed by Baron Haussmann. Day and night, come and admire the splendid views down the Champs-Elysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world !
> The new permanent exhibition is translated in English, Spanish and German.
> Guide booklet available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris 8e.
+33 (0) 1 55 37 73 77.
10am-11pm from 04.01 to 09.30 ; 10am-10:30pm from 10.1 to 03.31. Last entry 45 min prior to closing. Closed on 01.1, on 05.1, on 05.8 am, on 07.14 am, on 11.11 am and on 12. 25.
-18s (accompanied by an adult) and - 26s (E.U citizens and residents) free
. No entry fee on the first Sunday of each month from 1.11 to 3.31 inclusive.