Apr 28 2014
Yes it is!
Alot of you have been wondering if La Grande Arche is indeed a real place, having never heard of it before. We all know of the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower, but most of you have never heard of La Grande Arche since it is off the average beaten tourist path.
I'm here to share with you, not only is it a real place—in fact, almost all of the locations in the book are real—La Grande Arche is absolutely stunning and a worth while stop on any trip to Paris. And, as in the book, all around La Grande Arche is a giant esplanade with sculptures and modern artwork of every shape and size.
Yes, again, Le Pouce, is a real sculpture of a thumb on the esplanade.
So how did I find this magical hidden, not really, place? During my two years of research I literally stumbled upon it. Now, have I ever been there personally? No, I have not... yet. In truth, it is probably one of the the first locations I will visit on my next trip to Paris.
May I also be so bold as to recommend it to you as well? And if this isn't to your fancy—what's wrong with you?—there is a giant shopping mall (Les Quatre Temps) right next store on the esplanade.
I hope to write more soon. And as my grandma always says, "Never Give Up!"
Link to Pinterest photos: http://www.pinterest.com/assassinswall/la-grande-arche/