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Tickets for La Grande Arche: Observatory Deck + Museum

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

La Grande Arche
 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

COVID-19 safety measures

To protect you and those around you, these safety measures will be in place for your visit.

  • Wearing a face mask is required, please bring your own
  • Hand sanitizer available for visitors
  • Tickets are only sold online to avoid ticketing queues
  • Signage and measures in place to ensure a safe distance
  • Guests may be subject to a temperature check; anyone showing symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat, etc) may be denied entry for safety reasons

Overview

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

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.

Ticket

What's included

Access to the observation deck
Access to the museum (if there's an exhibition on)
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

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

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.

Venue

Opening hours

La Grande Arche
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00

How to get there

La Grande Arche de la Défense
1 Parvis de la Défense, 92800, Puteaux
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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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