la grande arche de la defense

Jesse Perkins

la grande arche de la defense

La Grande Arche de la Défense is a monument and building in the business district of La Défense .


Built towards the end of the 20th century, the arch is a modern and prominent feature in Paris. The arch also marks the end of the Voie de Triumphe, a large road that connects the east and west of the city. It took five years to complete the arch, with construction beginning in 1984 and being completed in 1989
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What you can find .

The modern arch is perfect for the business district of Paris as it contains thirty five floor levels of office space,the arch is huge and is easily twice as large as the Arc de Triomphe.

what its Famous for.

The 200th anniversary of the French Revolution in 1989 was marked by the commissioning of the “Grands Projets.” The aim of the projects was to promote culture and revitalize the city.The arch is 110 meters high and a massive 106 meters wide. The sides where the office spaces are contained are a generous 19 meters wide. The structure weighs a massive 300,000 tons.
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It is a must visit place to people that like to overview of the city. Its Really cool is that two archs (the old and the new) are looking at each other, some people say its two separate worlds. La defense is a brand new district with a huge shopping mall. Overall worth visiting if you are in Paris and have enough time.