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We caught the metro for a morning in La Défense. It isa major business district, three kilometres west of the city of Paris.. Les Quatre Temps is a large shopping mall which has 220 stores, 48 restaurants and 24 movie theatres. Besides the modern architecture...More
Outside the city limits, a new town was built to house the inevitable swarm of high rise office buildings. Thousands of people work here, so it bustles during the day. Some interesting architecture. And then there is the square arch.
I probably hit lucky as there's a festival of street culture on until 22 Sept.There were food trucks, live music and a great vibe. I went to look at the street art but found myself on a sunny day in Paris in a sunflower maze....More
Original architecture in a contemporary context.
You can go to the roof by a peculiar lift for the panorama and if you like an appetizer (40 euro).
Close to this building there are many shops all around and in the underground.
Full of people moving...More
You can safely skip La Défense if you have limited time in Paris or have no interest in anything built within the last 50 years. But if you have an extra afternoon, want to get out of the tourist zones, or are curious how a...More
In the west of Paris at the end of Avenue Charles-de-Gaulle is a complex of high-rise buildings developed since the mid 1960s. The quarter is named La Défense, which recalls the bitter resistance by French forces in this area during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871....More
I was in the area for business meetings and stayed there too. Plenty of skyscrapers, and of course the big arch, but there’s nothing particularly special architecture-wise. If you have limited time in Paris concentrate on the historic centre instead, or head out to Versailles....More
If you are into modern architecture and art, do yourself a favor and head to La Defense. I had read about it and just had to check it out and was not disappointed.
Loved the modern buildings and art on display. You also find a...More
We caught the metro to La Defense from our hotel, station is right at the structure so easy to find. We went on our last day in Paris and were very glad we made the trip. The modern architecture in this area is such a...More