Grande Arche de la Défense
Musée de la Défense
This modest museum, located in the basement of the tourist office , evokes the area's development and architecture through drawings,...
Parc de Bagatelle
Few Parisian parks are as romantic as this, created as the result of a wager between Marie-Antoinette and the Count of Artois. Irises...
Château de Bagatelle
The 1775 Château de Bagatelle sits within the beautiful Parc de Bagatelle.
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Grande Arche de la Défense information
La Défense’s landmark edifice is the marble Grande Arche, a cube-like arch built in the 1980s to house government and business offices. The arch marks the western end of the Axe Historique (Historic Axis), though Danish architect Johan-Otto von Sprekelsen deliberately placed the Grande Arche fractionally out of alignment. After several years of renovations, access to the roof is expected to reopen in 2017.