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Grande Arche de la Defense

1 Parvis de la Défense, 92800 Puteaux, France

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About Grande Arche de la Defense

The Grande Arche is the emblematic monument of the La Défense business district. This monument was shaped like a door that opens out into the world, the extremely modern design of the Grande Arche is highly original and must be experienced in person.  This monument was dedicated to humanity and the humanitarian ideals of the nation. This mysterious and symbolic monument dominates the skyline of central Paris and can be seen from the Louvre pyramid.



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Louis Vuitton Foundation2.68km from Grande Arche de la Defense

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris is a private modern and contemporary art center and museum, whose iconic building was designed by Frank Gehry. Through its exhibitions, the Foundation is committed to promoting modern and contemporary artistic creation and to helping it reach a growing audience in France and internationally. It runs as a legally separate, nonprofit entity as part of LVMH's promotion of art and culture.

Jardin d'Acclimatation2.98km from Grande Arche de la Defense

The Garden of acclimatization is an amusement park and pleasure of the 16 th arrondissement of Paris, along the Bois de Boulogne. This green space covers 19 hectares, between the Porte de Neuilly and the Porte des Sablons at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, along the Boulevard Maurice-Barrès located in Neuilly-sur-Seine. It was one of the nice locations where you can spend a nice time.

Bois de Boulogne3.49km from Grande Arche de la Defense

Bois de Boulogne has become the largest spot for relaxation in the west of Paris. Later it was the hunting ground for the Kings of France with a surface area of 850 hectares.  It offers numerous walkways, 28 km of bridleways, and 15 km of touristic cycle routes. There are so many facilities, which have been designed to suit everyone, such as playgrounds for children, the Musée en Herbe, picnic areas, bicycle hire and boat hire on the Lac Inférieur, the Auteuil and Longchamp racecourses, restaura

Musée Marmottan Monet4.35km from Grande Arche de la Defense

The Musée Marmottan Monet is home to the largest collection of the works of the painter Claude Monet. It features a collection of art ranging 700 years, from the 13th century to the 20th century, with over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet. In addition, it houses the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts and the Jules and Paul Marmottan collection of Napoleonic era art and furniture as well as Italian and Flemish primitive paintings.

Place Charles de Gaulle4.74km from Grande Arche de la Defense

The Place Charles de Gaulle is often known as the Place de l’Etoile or stars square, which is due to the roads all intersecting this notorious junction, yet it is probably most famous for being the location of the Arc de Triomphe that is the famous large triumphal arch monument in Paris. The pavilions in the gardens are used as tearooms, restaurants, and theatres. The Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, built for the International Exposition of 1900, sit on the south side of the avenue.

Arc de Triomphe4.79km from Grande Arche de la Defense

The Arc de Triomphe, at the center of the Place de l'Étoile and the western end of the Champs-Elysées, is a very famous monument in Paris. It is a large arch, but it is not possible to drive underneath it.  It is an iconic symbol of French national identity and took 30 years to build. The Arc de Triomphe provides a glimpse into France’s social past as well as spectacular views across central Paris.

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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.