Grande Arche de la Défense

1 parvis de la Défense - 92800 Puteaux

La Défense


Inaugurated on July 14, 1989, the bicentenary of the French Revolution, the Grande Arche is the emblematic monument of the La Défense business district. It is built on the historic axis of Paris and offers a unique perspective on the Arc de Triomphe, the obelisk of the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre museum. Walkers and architecture lovers admire this 110-meter-high arch, covered with granite, the original shape of which is that of a hollowed-out cube, the opening of which could contain Notre-Dame. Temporary closure of the Roof of the Grande Arche and its activities from October 1, 2020.

Architectural style

  • Contemporain


  • Architecture
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Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Opening times

Open everyday from 10am to 7pm (last access at 6.30pm)

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Grande Arche de la Défense

1 parvis de la Défense
92800 Puteaux
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 90 52 20

  • Subway - La Défense - Grande Arche
  • RER - La Défense - Grande Arche
  • SNCF - La Défense - Grande Arche
  • Tram - La Défense - Grande Arche
  • Bus - 73, 141, 158, 159

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: car park with reserved disabled spaces, communal toilets with grab rail and adapted sink.
- Visual impairment: lift with adapted keypad (buttons in relief and/or braille), information in large font, at reasonable reading height (menus, rules, etc.).
- Hearing impairment: online booking and/or payment on the website.
- Mental disability: easy to understand and legible signs with pictograms, entrance monitored with CCTV and visible from reception.

Monument in the same district: La Défense

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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