The La Defense-Grande Arche station is located in the western most part of Paris and services Metro Line 1 along with the RER Line A and Transilien rail line. It has been a part of the metro service since 1992 and is located in fare zone 2-3.
Interestingly, up through May 2004, the station hosted a European Union information center via the European Parliament.
It is nearby several tourist attractions including the mind blowing Grande Arche skyscrapers, a handful of urban sculptures including Caser Baldaccini's Le Pouce and a distant Arc de Triomphe.
The station is also attached to a shopping centre and is surrounded by the bustling La Defense business area where many chief international headquarters are sited. More than 140,000 people work in the business district for big name companies like IBM, Total, AXA, Technip, Ernst & Young, SFR, Bull, Cegetel, AIG and Societe Generale.