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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 to see La Defense and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paris trip planner .
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  • It's considerably modern looking area... but personally for me the only reason to come here was... the shopping mall ;-))) Seriously speaking: nice to visit/see if you have a lot of time in Paris.  more »
  • working at the defense from time to time I take a taxi: they are very aggressive and do not do the small races has 15 euros all the same, has every I arrive at this place there are always discussions with the customers c is inadmisible and this does not give a very good image of the Parisian region for tourists to flee
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