the defense arch in the evening

The panoramic view and the open air museum

  • Access to the 1000m2 terrace on the roof of the Grande Arche de la Défense by taking one of the glassed-in panoramic elevators. A spectacular and impressive ascent in the middle of the architecture of this huge building built by great architects
  • 110 m above the ground, a 100 m long promenade bridge crosses the building in the very continuity of the historical axis: a unique 360° view of the Grand Paris and Paris.
  • You will be able to discover among others the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower, the Vuitton Foundation, Mont Valérien...
  • The roof terrace of the Arche de la Défense is home to the largest open-air museum in France. exposed to artists like Calder (the Stabile) or César (the Thumb) 60 monumental works are installed there.

The Grande Arche de La Défense, exhibition space

  • MATTHIEU RICARD - HYMN TO BEAUTY (until November 30, 2022)
  • Paparazzi, from A to Z (until February 27, 2022)
  • CYRIL KONGO (from 20 December to 20 March 2020)
  • RETROSPECTIVE YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND (June 28 to December 1, 2019)
  • JEAN-MARIE PERIER (from January 15 to March 3, 2019)
  • NIKOS ALIAGAS - THE TIME TEST - PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTANTS (from October 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019)

Tickets also valid for temporary exhibitions

La Arche de La Défense skating rink (event ended)

This year again, on the occasion of the end of the year celebrations, an ephemeral christmas rink  is installed at 110m high on the roof of the Arche de la Défense! From this 300m2 ice rink, the 360° view on all of Paris is absolutely magnificent: the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Arc de Triomphe... and the atmosphere is very family oriented and very nice.

  • It is possible to lunch on the spot, but the quality is not always at the rendezvous. Think of take your picnic and have lunch in the park : it's much more fun.
  • Access by train: RER B (3), get off at Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 1, Terminal 3. Then take a shuttle (there are every 30 minutes).
  • Access by car: via the A1 motorway towards Lille, between exit 7 and 8. Approximate driving time is 40 minutes from Paris
  • By air-conditioned coach from Paris (departure at 8:15 am)

Practical information

View schedule details Every day from 10am to 7pm (last ascent at 6.30pm)

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