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Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

1. Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. Inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he never lived to see its completion. At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in World War I. Behold the eternal flame that is rekindled at 6.30 PM each evening. In addition, there is a must-see exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake. Plus, with skip-the-line tickets, you'll hardly have to break stride on your way in.

Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

2. Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Choose from a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket or upgrade to the 48-hour deluxe option, which includes a ticket for a Seine River cruise. Drive-by iconic attractions like Notre Dame, and the Sacre Coeur. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées, the historical Grand Palais, Opera Garnier, and Louvre Museum. Discover over 15 locations on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route.

Discover Paris by Night in a Vintage Car with a Local

3. Discover Paris by Night in a Vintage Car with a Local

Experience the most beautiful buildings and astonishing sights of Paris at night, on a 1-hour tour by classic Citroen 2CV. An icon of the French motor industry, the idiosyncratic 2CV was built from 1948 until 1990, and sets hearts a-flutter with its instantly recognizable design. Discover why Paris is known as the City of Lights, and hear how it became the first city in Europe to begin lighting its streets with gas lamps in 1828. Your personal driver will collect you from your hotel, or any other central Paris location, and drive down the Champs Elysees, to the beautiful Arc de Triomphe. Gaze at the marvelous Eiffel Tower, even more impressive at night when it is completely lit-up in a rainbow of illuminations. Pass the Louvre, continue to Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera Garnier, Ile de la Cité, Petit et Grand Palais, and more.

Paris: City and the Hauts-de-Seine Tour on an Amphibious Bus

4. Paris: City and the Hauts-de-Seine Tour on an Amphibious Bus

From land, you'll explore the most iconic places in Paris : The Eiffel Tower, The Invalides, The Alexander III bridge, The Little Palace and the Great Palace, The Champs-Elysées, the Arc of Triumph and the Trocadero. Then, you will have the chance to visit Hauts-de-Seine, on the royal path the king used to take to go from The Louvre to Versailles. The bus will bring us to a former island that belonged to "Monsieur", Louis XIV's brother. This is where we'll enjoy our big splash ! On the water, discover the Seine Musicale theatre, the Saint-cloud gardens and the skyscrappers skyline of La Defense district. You may also have the chance to say hi to the sailboats and kayaks in the surroundings. Then the bus will be heading back to the departure location, in front of the Eiffel tower. See you soon onboard, quack quack !

Paris By Night: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

5. Paris By Night: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Your 3-hour bike tour begins at the Parking Etoile-Foch, near the Arc de Triomphe. After picking up your bike you’ll head out with your guide, who’ll take you on a ride through the streets of Paris. Stop at all the major attractions, including the Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame, and take in the beauty of the illuminated monuments after dark. Hear stories about the city’s past and learn more about what life is like in Paris. This tour is an excellent way to get the know the city when the streets aren’t quite so busy. Feel free to bring some refreshments along with you!

From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

6. From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of Paris, with round trip transfers from London by Eurostar. Upon arrival at St. Pancras international in London, a representative will escort you to your reserved seat on board the 06:55 train to Paris. They will be available as your guide throughout the day. Relax on the train journey. Then, take a panoramic bus tour to see some of the most iconic landmarks of the "City of Lights," such as the Notre Dame cathedral, Napoleon’s triumphal Arc de Triomphe, and the luxury hotels and stores of the Champs-Elysees. Next, you’ll be treated to a special tour of the Eiffel Tower. Skip the lines and go straight to a reserved lunch at the newly opened Madame Brasserie on the first floor.  Reopened in June 2022, the 1st floor fully renovated brasserie is run by a two Michelin stars chef Thierry Marx, offering contemporary brasserie cuisine.  The restaurant opens 360 degrees onto the Iron Lady’s metal structure for you to enjoy its beauty, and offers a breathtaking view of the Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and feast on a delicious 3-course meal of French cuisine. Continue after lunch with a cruise down the River Seine, gliding through the heart of Paris for spectacular views of Place de la Concorde, the Musée D’Orsay, and much more.  Complete your experience by exploring the streets at leisure. A guided tour of the Louvre is available for those who prefer to see the “Mona Lisa” and other magnificent art works. Return to the Gare Du Nord for your 19:13 Eurostar departure back to London, with check-in closing 45 minutes before departure. Arrive in London at approximately 20:30 for the end of tour services.

Paris: Audio-Guided City Tour with Histopad

7. Paris: Audio-Guided City Tour with Histopad

Discover the best sights of Paris on a panoramic 1.75-hour bus tour, with a knowledgeable guide. The tour takes you on a whirlwind drive around Paris, as you listen to expert commentary, available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Russian, Greek, Japanese, Danish, and Mandarin Chinese. Watch major attractions go by, from the comfort of an air-conditioned double decker bus. Admire Opera Square, and the Obelisk of Place de la Concorde. Cruise down the Champs Elysees, and see the Arc de Triomphe.  Discover the Paris of the Parisians and travel through time with your Histopad. Thanks to its interactive functionalities, this new immersive city tour will allow you to understand the history of Paris and its architecture over the centuries. Visit the most famous neighborhoods and monuments of the capital, from the Opera Garnier to the Eiffel Tower, through 3D reconstructions, 2D before and after slides, and 360° views of the interiors, enriched with audio commentary. During your tour, go on a treasure hunt to find mysterious objects in well-hidden rooms and don't forget to immortalize your visit with the HistoSelfie. Then, view the Eiffel Tower as it soars over Trocadero Square. Discover Les Invalides, Pont Neuf, Bastille Square, and the Luxembourg Gardens. Experience the grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral, before returning to the departure location on rue des Pyramides.

All Inclusive Private Car Tour of Paris

8. All Inclusive Private Car Tour of Paris

Witness the greatness and unique beauty of Paris's foremost monuments, sites, streets and buildings. This is a unique opportunity to cover a lot of ground and make the most of the time you have at hand. If you prefer to be driven than to walk, or you have walking issues, this is a perfect solution for you. Learn about the layered and colorful history of this beautiful city while you explore it. Car tours are unique like this as you have both a guide and a chauffeur. While the chauffeur is cruising through the streets of Paris, your guide is available to fully turn his attention to you and your visit, thus ensuring that you make the most of your time. You can cover much more ground and get to the lesser known, but equally as breathtaking, places. Don't miss out on anything while in Paris!

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and River Cruise with Eiffel Tower

9. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and River Cruise with Eiffel Tower

Explore Paris with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on-hop-off bus pass with ten stops. Travel to the second floor of the iconic Eiffel tower on a guided tour. Admire city sights like Notre-Dame from the water on a Seine River cruise.  Start the tour by meeting your guide at the Eiffel Tower. You will be accompanied to the second floor by your guide to marvel at the spectacular views over Paris. You can also visit the summit if you booked the option. Discover Paris with a sense of freedom that group tours don’t provide. Discover Paris on a 1 or 2-day pass on an open-top hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus tour for panoramic views of sights throughout this sensational city. Hop off at strategic stops to visit iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. With the onboard audio guide, available in 8 languages, you’ll enjoy commentary about the city’s landmarks, from Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe at the end of the Champs-Elysées, to the magnificent Opera Garnier. Also included in this package is a 1-hour cruise on the Seine River, which you can take at any time during your stay. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by charming houseboats and floating restaurants along the way. Back on land, you can continue sightseeing on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour. A full loop takes around 2.5 hours (without getting off), or you can hop off at any of these 10 stops: • Eiffel Tower, Quai Branly (facing Pont d’Iéna) • Champ de Mars, Avenue Joseph Bouvard • Opéra Garnier, 15 Rue Scribe • Louvre-Pyramide, Big Bus Information Center, 11 Avenue de l’Opéra • Louvre-Pont des Arts (near Pont des Arts) • Notre-Dame, Quai de Montebello (opposite Notre-Dame) • Musée d'Orsay (opposite the Orsay Museum) • Champs-Elysées, 156 Avenue des Champs-Elysées • Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill • Trocadéro, Avenue Paul Doumer

Paris Immersive Audio-Guided Coach Tour & Seine River Cruise

10. Paris Immersive Audio-Guided Coach Tour & Seine River Cruise

Take the opportunity to discover Paris, its history and great buildings with a tour of the city by coach and a 1-hour cruise along the River Seine. Your tour will include an interactive tablet experience complete with 3D reconstructions, 2D before/after sliders, 360° views of the interiors, and more.  From the Eiffel Tower, the crew will welcome you on board your trimaran for a 1-hour cruise. Entirely glass fitted, with a terrace behind and gangways all round, these boats are perfectly designed to discover and admire the rich architecture of the City of Love. A clear and vivid commentary accompanied by lyrics and music evoking the various places and times will be broadcast through individual handsets, taking you back to another time. End the excursion at the Eiffel Tower.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,133 reviews

I went in the afternoon and there wasn’t a line to go inside the Arc De Triomphe. It’s a real climb to the top. Make sure you have the stamina for it, you’ll be winded because it’s all stairs and it keeps going and going!

This was a fantastic. Going to the top of the arch and watching the streets below was surprisingly entertaining. Of course the whole adventure was amazing. A must at least once in Paris

This was a handy way of seeing all the most imprint sites around Paris

really nice to skip the line, rest of experience was the same

Easy way to reach the Arc the Trionphe. Good service!!!