Paris Arches

There are two iconic arches in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe is very well known, the Grande Arche at La Défense perhaps less so. The Arc is at the center of Paris, and La Defense is on the western outskirts, however they are connected in a straight line and face one another directly, which is a pretty cool piece of urban planning. Here are a few pictures of each.

The Arc de Triomphe

Looking up inside the Arc

The Grande Arche at La Defénse

 The vertigo-inducing glass elevators go up the structure hanging down in the middle  You can see the Arc de Triomphe in the distance Looking up at the canopy inside the ArcheIt’s really huge. Actually two office blocks connected by a bridge.  Check out my whole Paris gallery