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La Defense, Paris

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 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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  • The modern area of Paris, the contrast with the old. A monumental arch in counterpoint to the Arc de Triomphe, a large square and a shopping mall in an area away from the main tourist attractions and served by line 1 of the Metro.
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  • Really very impressed with what they've done over here. Great to see the arch and the views towards Paris. Plenty to see there if you want shopping. We just enjoyed the walk and all the green spaces d...  read more »
  • This modern high-rise and office-tower district, located beyond central Paris, is a good change of pace. We took Metro to get there. It’s an unbelievable array of modern buildings, quite a contract to...  read more »
  • 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
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