Toit de la Grande Arche de La Défense

Roof of the Grande Arche of La Défense

PERMANENTLY CLOSED - 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 'restaurant La City – Le Toit de la Grande Arche invite visitors to take a gourmet lunchtime time-out between 12–2.30pm, from Monday to Friday. Fresh seasonal products take centre stage.

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Access and contact

1 Parvis de la Défense
92044 Paris La Défense


  • Full price: 15 € Reduced price: 12 € Child: 7 € (From 3 to 18 years old.) Group adults: 12 €.
    Free entry for children < 3 years.
    Gratuit pour les moins de 3 ans.


  • Lift
  • Parking


  • Restaurant


  • Temporary exhibition
  • Children&#039;s entertainment


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
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1 Parvis de la Défense
92044 Paris La Défense

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