Grande Arche de la Défense

1 parvis de la Défense - 92800 Puteaux La Défense

Final closure on 23 May 2023.

The last visitors will be welcomed on 23 April 2023.

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.


Free entry for under 3s.


Please contact Véronique Perot : €12 (10 people) at [email protected] or at +33 (0) 1 45 51 64 29


Access to rooftop terrace: €
Over 65s and disabled: 13 euros
Children's rate (from 3 to 11 years old): 8 euros
Youth/student rate (12 to 18 years old): 10 euros.


Access to rooftop terrace: €13
Access to rooftop terrace + photojounalism exhibition: €16
Guided visit: over 10 people


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


Offer adapted to disabled people

- 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.

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1 parvis de la Défense
92800 Puteaux
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1La Défense Grande Arche
ALa Défense (Grande Arche)

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