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La Défense

La Défense is a very famous area in Paris even in the world, because it is a big and important business district for the city of Paris, which is the largest and most important in Europe, and even one of the largest business center in the world. The location of this place is centered on the highway that surrounds the commune of Nanterre, Courbevoie and Puteaux in the département of Hauts-de-Seine. The district is located in the western axis of Historic Paris (approximately 10 km), which starts at the Louvre in Paris City Centre and across the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. La Défense is named after the statue of the iconic La Défense de Paris, founded in 1883 to commemorate the soldiers who had defended Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

La Défense French government was inaugurated in 1958, with a 3.5 million m² of offices, which contain mostly high-rise business. Around its Grande Arche and esplanade as high as 100m ("le Parvis"), this district contains some of the tallest buildings in the Paris urban area, with an area of ​​77.5 acres, 72 buildings-and-iron glass including 14 buildings over 150 m, 150 000 workers daily and 3.5 million square meters of office.

So if now you are traveling to Paris, then do not miss to take a walk and relax in this area, because although the central European business, this place is one of the categories including scenic spots in Paris.

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