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La Defense, Paris
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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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TripAdvisor
  • If they have time, and needless them space to get to know it isn't bad, but but better to do the more traditional tours.
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  • Place where the large glazed new buildings some commercial premises on the ground floor. There is the Arch of defense and a great terrace with good views towards the Arc de Triomphe. Good run for the modern part of the city!
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  • A place worth of Paris, not to be romantic, but by modern buildings that deserve a city in this category. It is worth spending a few hours to go see the huge arch and its surroundings.
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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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