The Arc de Triomphe is closed exceptionally due to a labor movement this Tuesday.

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by · Published on October 17th, 2023 at 12:48 p.m.
The Arc de Triomphe will be closed to the public from Tuesday, October 17, 2023, due to a labor action initiated by Arc de Triomphe employees.

Social movements are multiplying in France and in Paris this autumn. After the major inter-professional strike on Friday October 13, the staff of theArc de Triomphe have also decided to make their discontent known. As a result, the monument is exceptionally closed to the public this Tuesday, October 17, 2023, due to the industrial action orchestrated by the employees. The strike could last several days, according to the CGT-Culture.

The union put forward a number of grievances in a press release issued on October 16. They are calling for better working conditions, an increase in the hardship allowance, more staff and better recognition of the missions and expertise required of employees.

The CGT affirms: " This site welcomed over 1.7 million visitors in 2022, and 2023 is shaping up to be a record year in its turn. However, staffing levels have not been adapted to the increase in visitor numbers. " For the well-being of both staff and visitors, the strikers are calling for a rapid improvement in working and reception conditions.

TheArc de Triomphe is usually open non-stop, except on certain public holidays. The monument could remain closed for several days: " The Arc de Triomphe staff voted massively in favor of a renewable strike this morning, and are determined to continue the fight for improved working conditions, better reception for the public, and recognition of the specific nature of their missions ", says the union. If you have bought a ticket for this Tuesday, October 17, or for the next few days, we advise you to contact customer services at the Arc de Triomphe.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On October 17th, 2023

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