The Arc de Triomphe reopens

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 11 June 2020 at 18h44 · Updated on 23 June 2020 at 15h43
Iconic monument of the Champs-Elysées sitting on the Place de l’Etoile, the Arc de Triomphe closed over the coronavirus epidemic. This symbol of Paris reopens on June 15, 2020!

In Paris, life is coming back. Since Edouard Philippe's address this Thursday May 28, 2020, the verdict has been delivered for France's monuments and museums: they can reopen from June 2, 2020. Yet, all of them did not reopen that day.

This is the case of Paris iconic monument standing at the other end of the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe as it is reopening on June 15, 2020. For the 55-day lockdown, this arch erected to celebrate Napoleon I's army's victories is set at the beginning of an avenue emptied out, free of Parisians and tourists. A never-seen-before situation for the avenue said to be the most beautiful avenue in the world. On May 4, the monument was to find its bubbly spirit with an exclusive DJ set by Bob Sinclar in front of the empty Champs-Elysées and said to be broadcasted live to people confined at home. But the event has been postponed.

As Paris streets are lively again, the monument sees passersby back on the world's most beautiful avenue. If stores reopened and terraces are said to welcome patrons again, the reopening of the Arc de Triomphe is coming for mid-June in conditions adapted to the health recommendations.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 15 June 2020



    Place Charles-de-Gaulle
    75008 Paris 8

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