Tickets for La Grande Arche: Observatory Deck + Museum

Enjoy incredible views of Paris and beyond, plus a stunning museum

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Overview
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Highlights
  • Enjoy the newly refurbished Grande Arche, offering incredible views of central Paris and beyond
  • Fly straight to the top in panoramic glass-walled elevators then stretch your legs on the giant roof terrace and footbridge – 110 meters above the ground
  • Discover the stunning museum of photojournalism, featuring new and classic works by some of the world's greatest photographers
Exhibitions
Exhibition by Cyril Kongo
Now on - Mar 22, 2020

In a change of pace from the usual lineup of photography exhibitions, La Grande Arche welcomes the works of legendary French-Vietnamese street artist Cyril Kongo to its lofty gallery overlooking the rooftops of Paris.

This unique cultural event presents the gamut of Kongo's eclectic artistic repertoire, featuring well-known graffiti pieces, alongside collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel's Métiers d'Art collection, as well as sculptures, watches, drawings, statues, and even airplane parts!

All the works bear Kongo's inimitable connection to street art, and the exhibition is a watershed moment for an art form that is often as reviled as it is revered.

Description

At 110 meters tall, the Grande Arche de La Défense is a towering architectural triumph. Built as a 20th-century update to the Arc de Triomphe, the monument celebrates the power of humanity and offers incredible views of central Paris. Now, you can go straight to the top and enjoy the largest terrace in Paris and the fascinating museum of photojournalism – if you can stop gawping at the scenery!

Paris's Grande Arche certainly casts a long shadow – it's one of the tallest structures in the city. After you've strutted up the marble steps, you'll be whisked skyward by the custom-designed glass-walled elevators, offering panoramic views of some of the capital's most iconic buildings.

Up top, the views only get better! Prepare to feel your jaw drop as you explore the skyscraping terrace, complete with a 100-meter footbridge that'll have you 'walking in the air' in complete safety. With views stretching into the distance, you can see landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Arc de Triomphe like never before.

While you're here, take the opportunity to visit the 1,200 m² museum of photojournalism - showing off works by some of the world's greatest photographers. Then glide back down to earth.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Access to the observation deck
Access to the museum (if there's an exhibition on)
Instructions

Show your smartphone voucher at the ticketing desk, located under La Grande Arche at the top of the stairs, to exchange it for an official ticket.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
La Grande Arche de la Défense
1,Parvis de la Défense, 92800, Paris
Additional info

Getting There:

  • Metro: Line 1 to La Défense + a 5-minute walk
  • Train (RER): Line A to La Défense + a 5-minute walk
Ratings & reviews
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Feb 22, 2020
The entrance...the lift going up is filthy, not cleaned and not maintained. Very disappointing. No restaurant/cafe on the roof!!?? With that view.....another disappointment!!
May 31, 2019
Last minute booking and had a good visit
Sep 18, 2018
I went to the roof with my daughter, who thoroughly enjoyed running around and lying on the bean bags on the terrace. Going early in the day helped, as it was very quiet. We will definitely be back as the view was stunning and it's a wonderful place to let a toddler run around

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