"grand arche - it's really huge" Grande Arche de la Défense Tip by goy

Grande Arche de la Défense, Paris: 34 reviews and 49 photos

  clouds at the la defense
by goy

as you get off at the La Defense, you will see why i say, it's huge...
my suggestion will be to take a walk, from the Esplanade de La Defense (M1 line, 1 stop before La Defense), you will be amused at the buildings, and of course, the big cube. this area has a lot of contemporary statues, and settings, it's worth the walk.
if you can, start after it's dark, or go when the sun shines :) it's not that astonishing, if it rains :)

NOTE: La Defense is Zone 3, which means, that if you have a Carte Oragne for Zone 1-2, or a simple ticket, you should buy a special ticket for the journey (basically it's only true for the RER).
- if you travel to the Esplanade de La Defense, that's Zone 2, so a normal ticket is ok
- if you take line M1, to La Defense, you can go out without having to buy a complementary ticket (I usually do this)

check out my Travel tips for Paris, for more information about the Zones and the Carte Orange

Address: Esplanade de La Defense
Directions: from Esplanade de La Defense, just go up the hill, always up, you cannot miss it...
Phone: +33 1 49 07 27 27
Website: http://www.grandearche.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 19, 2004
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