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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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  • A real pleasure.... excellent service. I particularly recommend and will stay at this hotel for the excellent quality of its services.
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  • Not everything in Paris is old, old. This, the business district, is full of attractive modern buildings, small parks, modern sculptures by well-known artists (our favorite was The Thumb) lots of rest...  more »
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