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La Defense, Paris

(3.9/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
La Defense is the site of the Grande Arche, one of Paris' most modern and imposing landmarks, situated at the western end of the grand axis formed by the Champs-Elysées, the Place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe. This modern high-rise business district of Paris is a purpose-built: In the 1960s, Charles de Gaulle led an effort to concentrate skyscrapers in a single business district, rather than alter the character of downtown Paris with large commercial buildings. You'll find the district at the start of the western outskirts of the city, beyond the last Parisian loop of the river Seine. Plan your La Defense visit and explore what else you can see and do in Paris using our Paris trip itinerary maker.
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  • Modern district of Paris and eccentric. I was surprised with the current beauty of this place, because both see antiques, don't expect this futuristic touch of La Defense.
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  • From chiquito always knew that Paris was divided into circles, my parents and uncles always told me but on this trip I don't know why I forgot. Take the metro in the first circle to go to La Defense, I got off at the station and subway security officers asked me the ticket... to see that it was not the appropriate proceeded to fine me € 70... but what is solved with silver is not a problem and got happy and I went through the same places I visited my family I went into precious shopping malls, it was worth every Euro paid worthwhile.
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  • La Defense Grande Arche is a real archtitctural genial success, looks like a moderne Arc de Triumphe, of 2oth century; you can take panorama lifts to reach the terrace of the roof, an amazing view on ...  more »
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  • Magnifique! Stayed st tempolodge for about a year during my work tenure in Paris. I liked the place a lot. Would definitely recommend to others
  • Hotel modest and somewhat cheaper than the zone in which it is located. Few services. Reception closed much of the time.
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