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Grande Arche de la Defense

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Grande Arche de la Défense: Panoramic Paris Views

1. Grande Arche de la Défense: Panoramic Paris Views

Before heading up the Grande Arche on the elevator, spend some time on the Promenade, an open-air space of over 1,000-square-meters (about 10764-square-feet) that offers amazing views of Paris. Relax on the impressive, white marble stairs and soak up the sun on a nice day. Then, once you're ready, take the elevator to the top of the Grande Arche to admire incredible and unique panoramic views of Paris. The restaurant serves traditional French cuisine with a modern take to surprise your taste buds. It is open from Monday to Friday, from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

Paris: Private La Défense Walking Tour

2. Paris: Private La Défense Walking Tour

Head to a different part of Paris and make your way through La Défense on a private tour. Find out how the first business district of Europe developed and became a place of accessible artwork, towering skyscrapers, and modern monuments. Meet your guide at the La Défense metro station and immediately be overcome by the Grande Arche and its grand, yet sleek, design. Design your tour of La Défense to suit your needs and interests with the guide before setting off. On your tour, choose to stroll down the La Défense esplanade, a modern oasis of concrete and greenery, and head towards an area that feels like an open-air gallery. Be fascinated and amused by the "Red Spider," "Car on a lamp-post" or the "Finger of Cesar" installations. Choose to modify your tour to focus more on architecture or history. Regardless of the focus of your tour, discover the essence of La Défense and its contrast to the classical notion of Paris.

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What people are saying about Grande Arche de la Defense

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 101 reviews

Everything went smoothly, the view from La Defense was really impressive. You can see the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Great view. Different perspective.

Tickets to be exchanged at the ticket office. The rest is very simple. The view is spectacular. Ours in progress are interesting. A nice experience.

No queuing, great weather, no people, a great view after a few steps, very spacious, well secured. Some seating options.

Great view of Paris and the surrounding area. Easy to reach with Line 1. Shop directly at the Grande Arche.

It was very nice visiting the grand arche. There is a fanstastic view at the top.