Paris La Défense Arena

Paris La Défense Arena

In the heart of the Paris-La Défense district, it is the largest indoor venue in Europe. Sports events and concerts are on the programme!

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To the west of Paris, in Europe's leading business district of La Défense, Paris La Défense Arena is a unique sports and events complex.
It has the largest modular hall in Europe and the largest projection surface in the world. Designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc, who also designed the Cité de la musique, it is also the resident stadium of the Racing 92 rugby club.

In 2024, get ready for the biggest sporting event in the world, the Paris Olympic Games, from 26 July to 11 August 2024!

With its U-shaped stands, exceptional acoustics and cutting-edge technological innovations, experiences become immersive and interactive, offering the perfect space for big international shows and a new dimension for sports events.

It can accommodate up to 40,000 spectators per evening. La Défense Arena also has 10 lounges ranging from 90 to 900 m² and a large hall of 10,000 m² to host large-scale corporate events.

A hybrid venue halfway between a concert hall and a stadium, Paris La Défense Arena, the largest indoor venue in Europe, revolutionises the codes of sports and entertainment to transform each meeting into a grand show that is unforgettable!

Discover a few steps away La Grande Arche de la Défense and its 360° view of Paris and its surroundings.

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Access and contact

2191 Boulevard de la Défense
92001 Nanterre

Days and opening hours

All year round.



  • Shows
  • Concert


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
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  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

2191 Boulevard de la Défense
92001 Nanterre

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  • © Claire Macel Mairie de Nanterre