Arc de Triomphe Hours 

If you’re planning to visit the Arc de Triomphe, knowing its opening hours is essential. 

The iconic Paris monument is open every day of the year except for 1 January, 1 May, 8 May (morning), 14 July (morning), 11 November (morning), and 25 December. 

Remember to book your tickets in advance and arrive early to beat the crowds and make the most of your experience. 

The Arc de Triomphe opening hours are as follows:

DateOpening hours
1 April to 30 September10 am – 11 pm
1 October to 31 December10 am – 10.30 pm
2 January to 31 March10 am – 10.30 pm

Arc de Triomphe hours vary from season to season. However, Arc de Triomphe weekend hours are the same as Arc de Triomphe weekday hours.

It opens at 10 in the morning and closes at 11 at night during April and September.

The monument’s last admission occurs at 10.15 pm during these months.

From October to December, it opens from 10 am to 10.30 pm, and the last admissions occur at 9.45 pm. 

The Arc de Triomphe hours are 10 am to 10.30 pm from January to March.

Note: The Arc de Triomphe can experience partial or complete closures on certain occasions due to official ceremonies or events. 

It is best to check the Arc de Triomphe’s website before planning your visit.

If you want to avoid crowds, the best time to visit the Arc de Triomphe is early morning or evening. 

You can also book your Arc de Triomphe tickets in advance to skip the line and save time.

A few meters from Arc de Triomphe is Musée Guimet, the National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet. You can visit the museum after you visit the monument. 

The museum opens Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and 10 am to 7 pm on the weekends.

Musée Guimet is open daily, except on Tuesdays and certain public holidays 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.


Below are some frequently asked questions about Arc de Triomphe hours.

Can you go up the Arc de Triomphe at night?

You can enjoy the illuminated city at the top of the Arc de Triomphe at night. 

Arc de Triomphe closing time varies throughout the year, but the monument usually closes after 10 pm.

How long does Arc de Triomphe take?

You must set aside at least two hours of your day to visit Arc de Triomphe, taking into account the time to climb up and down the stairs, explore the monument, and reach it. 

Arc de Triomphe holiday hours are not extended, which can increase the time to visit the monument due to the increased number of visitors during holidays.

Should you go to the Arc de Triomphe during the day or at night?

The best time to visit Arc de Triomphe is early morning if you want to skip the crowds and see the city view in silence.

If you want to see the city illuminated by lights, Arc de Triomphe at night is another great opportunity to avoid crowds.
Irrespective of the time, all Arc de Triomphe hours offer astonishing views and the city’s history.

Take the Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour to experience the captivating beauty of Paris at night as you travel through the city’s lit center.

What time does the Arc de Triomphe light up?

Arc de Triomphe lights up in the evening after the sun goes down. 

In winter months like December, the monument lights up at approximately 5 pm. The sun goes down late in summer, and the lights are up around 7 pm.  

However, the eternal flame is rekindled every evening at 6.30 pm, no matter the season.

How long does it take to walk up Arc de Triomphe?

The climb of nearly 300 stairs of the Arc de Triomphe takes around 15 to 30 minutes.

However, depending on your physical condition, it can take less or more time.

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