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La Grande Arche de La Défense

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La Grande Arche de La Défense
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Completed for the bicentenary of the Revolution in 1989, the Grande Arche was designed by Danish architect Johan Otto von Spreckelsen. Though it lines up neatly on the Grand Axe - from the Louvre, up the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe - the building itself is skewed. A vertigo-inducing glass lift soars up through canvas 'clouds' to the roof, for a fantastic view over Paris.

Also here is the Musée de l'Informatique (,, which traces the story of computing with displays of old machines and multimedia displays.



Address: 1, parvis de la Défense
Price: €10; €8.50 reductions; free under-6s
Opening hours: Apr-Sept 10am-8pm daily. Oct-Mar 10am-7pm daily
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