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La Défense is major business district which stretches over the municipalities of Nanterre, Courbevoie and Puteaux. La Defense is locate at the western end of the Historical Axis which extends from the Louvre along the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe before terminating at La Défense. The district is home to the spectacular Grand Arche and many of the tallest buildings in Paris. The name La Défense comes from a statue of the same name which was errected in 1883 as a commemoration to soldiers who defended the city during the during the Franco-Prussian War (19 July 1870 – 10 May 1871). In the 1960’s the then president of France – Charles de Gaulle, led plans to establish a single business district which would not impact on the historical character of central Paris. Through time the area was developed with large scale buildings and office developments including: the Nobel Tower (1966); Total Main Office (1985); and the iconic Grand Arche (1989). Future development are in the design and construction phase – these include Tour Signal, Tour Phare, Hermitage Plaza and Tour Generali. Along with the strategic business activity of the district there is the "Quatre Temps" shopping mall – one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, with numerous brand name stores, several cinemas, large supermarket and grocery store. La Defense has 4 and 3 star hotel accommodation for business and leisure customers such as Citadines Apart'Hotel La Defense, Sofitel Paris La Defense Hotel, Hilton Paris La Defense Hotel, Itineraires Hotel, and Neuilly Park Hotel.


La Defense Paris Hotels near Grand Arche

La Defense ondissement Paris Hotels Restaurants including Citadines Apart'Hotel La Defense, Sofitel Paris La Defense Hotel, Hilton Paris La Defense Hotel, Itineraires Hotel, Neuilly Park Hotel near Grand Arche and Quatre Temps.

La Defense Paris Hotels Business District Shops near Grand Arche Quatre Temps Sofitel Google Maps

Sofitel La Defense Hotel - 34 Cours Michelet Paris

The Sofitel Paris La Defense Hotel is conveniently located in the main European business district, in close proximity to The CNIT exhibition center and the Grande Arche. The luxury business hotel boasts 151 non-smoking rooms and suites impeccably furnished with style and elegance. Guests can enjoy fine Italian Cuisine at the Italian Lounge Restaurant.

Sofitel La Defense Hotel 34 Cours Michelet Paris near Grande Arche CNIT Exhibition Business Center

La Defense Paris - wikitravel

La Défense is the modern high-rise and office-tower district of Paris, located beyond the arrondissements of central Paris at the start of the western outskirts of the city, beyond the last Parisian loop of the river Seine. La Défense 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.

La Défense Paris - wikipedia

La Défense is a major business district of the Paris aire urbaine. With a population of 20,000, it is centered in an orbital motorway straddling the Hauts-de-Seine département municipalities of Nanterre, Courbevoie and Puteaux. The district is at the westernmost extremity of Paris's 10 km long Historical Axis, which starts at the Louvre in Central Paris.

La Défense Paris - wikipedia Google Map Carte

Grande Arche Paris - wikipedia

La Grande Arche was inaugurated in July 1989, with grand military parades that marked the bicentennial of the French revolution. It completed the line of monuments that forms the Axe historique running through Paris.


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