The Paris La Défense Grande Arche Centre is located in the iconic 110m high Grande Arche marking the entrance to La Défense business district. Designed in 1989 as a modern version of the Arc de Triomphe, visible in the east, it is an almost perfect cubic building of concrete, glass and marble.
Metro, rail and road routes run beneath the arch, which houses government offices, and the roof section is used as an exhibition centre. The arch completes the historical Parisian 'axis', which runs for 10km from the Louvre. The Paris La Défense Grande Arche Centre has an auditorium big enough for 100 people, on-site restaurant and car parking, plus access to hotels, shops and sports and health facilities within the Grande Arche complex.