One of the most illustrious Parisian monuments, visit one of the symbols of the capital.

How do I get to the Arc de Triomphe?

Skip map


Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris

A national symbol

Enthroned on the Place de l'Étoile, the Arc de Triomphe is one of the most telling symbols of Paris, and it is said of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, which extends at its feet, that it is the most beautiful avenue in the world. We go up the building to the top, which overlooks Paris from 50 meters. We see the capital in all its splendor.

Under its vault, at the heart of the Place de l'Etoile is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is the grave of a First World War soldier who could not be identified, and is topped by a flame that burns continuously to commemorate all the soldiers who died in action.

From the top of the monument, the Haussmann avenues open up to view. At the foot of the Arc, the Champs-Élysées roundabout draws a star, around which the famous Parisian axes are distributed. Descending towards Place de la Concorde, the famous avenue des Champs-Élysées opens up a broad perspective on the Obelisk of Concorde, followed by the Tuileries Garden and finally the Louvre.