European Heritage Days 2020 at the Arc de Triomphe

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 10 September 2020 at 17h46 · Updated on 14 September 2020 at 21h56
For European Heritage Days 2020 in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe opens for free! Meet on Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, 2020 for a unique dive into the story of this Parisian landmark!

For European Heritage Days 2020 in Paris, it is hard to miss the Arc de Triomphe. Proudly standing at the end of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, this historic monument has witnessed many highlights of the history of Paris and France. From the return of Napoleon I’s ashes to the soccer celebrations, via military parades, since 1886, the Arc de Triomphe has been a true symbol of Paris.

Under its arches, it houses the grave of the unknown soldier whose flame burn forever. And at the top, it features incredible views all over Paris. But to discover the Arc de Triomphe from top to bottom, you have to be brave: about 284 steps await you. And since you climb up, you have to climb down and we let you down your math. But trust us, it’s worth it.

All the more since on European Heritage Days on September 19 and 20, 2020, the Arc de Triomphe is free of charge from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Yet, booking is mandatory because of the health crisis. All along your ascend, you will discover the story of the construction of this pharaonic building and admire the details before discovering breathtaking views! And if you are very curious, you can also ask the guides about the monument as well as the Unknown Soldier. A good opportunity to discover an unmissable monument in Paris.

European Heritage Days 2020 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:

And to get your bearings more easily, we've made you some themed guides:

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 19 September 2020
From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.



    Place Charles-de-Gaulle
    75008 Paris 8


    Official website


    More informations
    Ouvert de 10h à 23h. Réservation obligatoire.

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