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Travel Tip: Getting to the Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the top sites to visit in Paris but actually getting to it can be tricky.

The monument is situated in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle which is a roundabout with twelve different avenues connecting to it. The traffic traveling around the roundabout is notorious! And actually quite fun to watch.

Underground walkway to the right of the Arc de Triomphe.

Underground walkway is to the right of the Arc de Triomphe.

With there being no crosswalks to the Arc de Triomphe, DO NOT TRY TO CROSS THE ROUNDABOUT TO THE ARC!  There is a safe way to get there… use the underground walkway. The entrance to the walkway is on the right side of the Champs Elysees if you are facing the monument with the Champs Elysees behind you.

It takes you under the roundabout and safely to the monument.

Bises (kisses),


5 Responses to Travel Tip: Getting to the Arc de Triomphe

  1. cynthiamurdoch says:

    What a great tip – Paris is on the top of my bucket list – and I would never have thought of an underground path. I’m keeping you in mind when we plan our trip.

    1. Thanks. It is a much safer way to see the monument!