Friday, June 10, 2011

La Grande Arche


I cannot post about La Defense without showing you the area's masterpiece : The Big Arch. This building is almost a perfect cube. It was built in 1989 to celebrate the bicentennial of the French revolution.It completes the line of monuments that forms the "Axe historique" running through Paris from the Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel in the Louvre through the Arc de Triomphe on top of the Champs Elysées.

7 comments:

Eleanor said...
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Virginia said...

Can you believe I"ve not been here. I will next trip , I promise! You make it look like something I need to see and photograph.
V

Linda Carswell said...

I have been to Paris 4 times...and like Virginia I haven't been there....shall add it to my list for next time!!!

Steffe said...

It's an interesting arch, one you could photograph every day for a year and come up with new angle everytime.

Sharon said...

I have only seen this from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. I want to see it up close and will make a point of going there the next time I visit. It looks like it is well worth a close up view.

Barcelona m'enamora said...

I remember when my brother said to me to visit La Defense. I was like: it's just the business district...And I have to say that when I visited The Big Arch I was really impressed. The views of Paris are beautiful!

Leif Hagen said...

I know about La Defense as our Parisien friend Claude works there! Maybe he'll take us there next summer so we can see this BIG Arch for ourselves!
bon weekend, Laurent