Toit de l'Arche de La Défense

Roof of the Grande Arche of La Défense

In the west of Paris, enjoy an outdoor area spanning more than 1000m² with extraordinary 360° views over Paris Region.
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Take one of the four panoramic lifts to access this stunning terrace, perched on the 35th floor of the Grande Arche. Ascend to the heavens to a sun deck 110 metres high that crosses the building in line with the capital’s historical axis. Paris unfurls before you in all its grandeur and architectural diversity. In the distance lie the Arc de triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, Louis Vuitton Foundation and Mont Valérien. But in the foreground, the La Défense esplanade plays host to 69 giant structures, including Calder’s Red Spider, César’s Thumb and Joan Miró’s work on show in a vast open-air museum. Sure to turn a head or two.

A window onto the world

This immense rooftop is also home to a 1,200 m² exhibition space, the first dedicated to photo essays and news photography. The Arche du Photojournalisme organises an annual exhibition programme, featuring encounters and retrospectives with links to news stories to pay tribute to great French and international reporters. An opportunity to reflect and look at the world around us in a different light.

Taste buds in sight

Emotions whet the appetite so the ‘bistronomic’ restaurant, Joséphine – Le Toit de la Grande Arche and its menu by chef Jean-Christian Dumonet invite visitors to take a gourmet lunchtime time-out between 12–2.30pm. Fresh seasonal products take centre stage. Snack options are also available until 6.30pm. For a lighter lunch, Lina’s stand serves fast food with seating on the terrace.

Community facilities

Access and contact

1 Parvis de la Défense
92044 Paris La Défense

Days and opening hours

All year round, daily between 10 am and 7 pm. Last climb at 18:30. The “Josephine” restaurant is open every day from 12pm to 2.30pm in a bistro restaurant and until 6.30pm in a snack and cocktail restaurant. Corner Lina’s open daily from 10am to 6.30pm.


  • Lift
  • Parking


  • Restaurant


Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • French

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
Until 12/31/2020
from 17€
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