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La Defense

Le Defense just simply has to be experienced and provides a welcome respite from the historical tours of central Paris.  When construction began back in the 1950s La Defense was heralded as one of the most complex civil-engineering projects ever undertaken.  It took a couple of decades to establish itself but today La Defense is home to 70% of the largest corporations in France.      

The futuristic architecture of La Defense makes you feel like you have jumped forward in time.  For example take a look at the vaulted, triangular Centre des Nouvelles Industries et Technologies.  You'll also want to head to the Grande-Arche which houses government and business offices.  The Grande Arche sits on a historic axis and you'll be able to get an almost uninterrupted view of the Arc de Triomphe from ground level!

What to See - La Defense Attractions

Parvis & Esplanade
Parvis, La Defense 92080
take a stroll along the pedestrian walkway with its many sculptures and murals

Grande Arche
La Defense Grande Arche, La Defense 92080
made mainly of white Carrara marble the Grande Arche is worth a squizz. Lifts will take you to the top for views of Paris
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)1 49 07 27 57