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===By métro===
 
===By métro===
  
*''Grande Arche de la Défense'' (ligne 1, and RER line A)
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*''La Défense'' (ligne 1, and RER line A)
 
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*''Esplanade de la Défense'' (ligne 1)
 
*''Esplanade de la Défense'' (ligne 1)
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Note: Both stations are in zone 3, but can also be accessed using a T+ ticket or a zone 1-2 only pass.
  
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
  
''La Défense'' can be reached on RER A, station ''Grande Arche de la Défense'' (note: Metro station is in zone 2, but RER station is in zone 3)
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''La Défense'' can be reached on RER A, Transilien L, Transilien U, tramway T2, station ''La Défense''.
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It can be very confusing but 'Les Quatres Temps' is color coded.
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There are many maps around the shopping center.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 
[[Image:DefenseGrandeArc.jpg|thumb|Grande Arche]]
 
[[Image:DefenseGrandeArc.jpg|thumb|Grande Arche]]
[[Image:La Defense and Champs Elysees.JPG|thumb|La Défense seen from Arc de Triomph]]
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[[Image:La Defense and Champs Elysees.JPG|thumb|La Défense seen from Arc de Triomphe]]
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* <see name="Grande Arche de la Defense" alt="" address="1 Le Parvis de La Défense" directions="" phone="+33 (0)1 49 07 27 27" email="" fax="" url="http://www.grandearche.com/" hours="" price="">A high-rise building that looks more like hollow cube than an actual arch. The viewing platform on its top has been closed to visitors since an elevator accident in April 2010[http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2010/08/11/le-toit-de-la-grande-arche-de-la-defense-definitivement-ferme-au-public_1397833_3224.html].</see>
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*'''Skyscrapers''' in all shapes and forms. Driving - and walking - around the area can be visually stimulating, if you find pleasure in modern glass-and-steel construction.
 
*'''Skyscrapers''' in all shapes and forms. Driving - and walking - around the area can be visually stimulating, if you find pleasure in modern glass-and-steel construction.
*The '''Grande Arche de la Defense''', a high-rise building that looks more like hollow cube than an actual arch, has a viewing platform on its top. Entrance fee is &euro; 7.50; this does include the various small art exhibitions of more or less unknown artists on the upper floor as a "bonus". Definitely recommended for the view. goerge bush sucks cock.AMEN
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
==Buy==
 
  
For shopping, the "'''Quatre Temps'''" shopping mall, which when constructed was the largest shopping centre in Europe, has numerous big name as well as small stores, several cinemas (showing French and subtitled foreign movies) as well as a large supermarket and grocery store. It is accessible from an entrance to the left of the "Grande Arche" or via the metro station.
 
  
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==Buy==
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*<do name="Les 4 Temps" alt="" address="15 Le Parvis de La Défense" directions="" phone="+33 (0)1 47 73 54 44" url="http://www.les4temps.com/W/do/centre/accueil" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The "'''Quatre Temps'''" shopping mall, which when constructed was the largest shopping centre in Europe, has numerous big name as well as small stores, several cinemas (showing French and subtitled foreign movies) as well as a large supermarket and grocery store. It is accessible from an entrance to the left of the "Grande Arche" or via the metro station. 230 stores(Auchan, C&A, Darty, Virgin, Zara, Go Sport, H&M, Uniqlo, Toys’R’Us), 16 movie theater screens, 40 restaurants.</do>
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 
Besides the 40+ food and snack places at the 4 Temps, '''rue de Bezons''' has a few budget eateries, including a good bakery, a couple of Turkish joints and a McDonald's that normally stays open until midnight.  
 
Besides the 40+ food and snack places at the 4 Temps, '''rue de Bezons''' has a few budget eateries, including a good bakery, a couple of Turkish joints and a McDonald's that normally stays open until midnight.  
  
 
The La Coupole underground gallery, accessible through exit G of the metro station, is somewhat depressing but convenient for its restaurants and express cafés.
 
The La Coupole underground gallery, accessible through exit G of the metro station, is somewhat depressing but convenient for its restaurants and express cafés.
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*<eat name="Côté Parvis" alt="Hôtel Hilton" address="2, pl de la Défense" directions="" phone="+33 1 46 92 10 10" url="http://www.lafourchette.com/2_restaurant/restaurant_La_Defense/restaurant_Cote_Parvis/1127/" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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*<drink name="Apogé" alt="" address="21 esplanade du Général de Gaulle" directions="metro line 1, esplanade de la Defense, beneath the Allianz tower" phone="01 49 03 03 03" url="http://www.apoge.fr" hours="12h-20h, Mon-Sat." price="" lat="" long="">Apogé is a dynamic, all-in-one stop for French wine. Part bar, part merchant, part oenology school, its passionate, friendly founders are happy to share their expert advice.  Not only are over 100 wines available by the glass, but every bottle for sale can be tasted before purchase. A beautiful terrace and frequent tastings with producers.</drink>
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
The area around '''Place Charras''', in Courbevoie is a short bus ride or a 15-minute walk away from the metro. It has a few hotels such as a Mercure and the basic but moderately priced hotel-residence Citéa, which hosts foreign students from the Alliance Française in Paris.
 
The area around '''Place Charras''', in Courbevoie is a short bus ride or a 15-minute walk away from the metro. It has a few hotels such as a Mercure and the basic but moderately priced hotel-residence Citéa, which hosts foreign students from the Alliance Française in Paris.
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*<sleep name="Hotel Mercure Paris La Defense 5" alt="" address="18-30 rue Baudin, Place Charras" directions="" phone="+33 (0)1 49 04 75 00" url="http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1546-mercure-paris-la-defense-5/index.shtml" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Citéa La Défense Place Charras" alt="" address="1, rue de Bitche " directions="" phone="+33 1 56 37 72 00" url="http://www.citea.com/apparthotels/paris-la-defense/citea-la-defense-place-charras-" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense" alt="" address="60 Jardin de Valmy" directions="" phone="+33 (0)1 41 97 50 50 ‎ " url="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/parld-renaissance-paris-la-defense-hotel/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Novotel Paris La Défense" alt="" address="2 Boulevard de Neuilly" directions="" phone="+33 (0)1 41 45 23 23" url="http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0747-novotel-paris-la-defense/index.shtml" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Pullman Paris La Defense" alt="" address="11 Avenue d l'Arche" directions="" phone="+33 1 47 17 50 00" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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[[Wikipedia:La Défense]]
 
[[Wikipedia:La Défense]]

Revision as of 12:21, 21 May 2012

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 is a purpose-built business district; in the 1960s, Charles de Gaulle led an effort to level the area and concentrate skyscrapers in a single business district, rather than altering the character of downtown Paris with large commercial buildings.

La Défense

Contents

Get in

By métro

  • La Défense (ligne 1, and RER line A)
  • Esplanade de la Défense (ligne 1)

Note: Both stations are in zone 3, but can also be accessed using a T+ ticket or a zone 1-2 only pass.

By train

La Défense can be reached on RER A, Transilien L, Transilien U, tramway T2, station La Défense. It can be very confusing but 'Les Quatres Temps' is color coded. There are many maps around the shopping center.

See

Grande Arche
La Défense seen from Arc de Triomphe
  • Grande Arche de la Defense, 1 Le Parvis de La Défense, +33 (0)1 49 07 27 27, [1]. A high-rise building that looks more like hollow cube than an actual arch. The viewing platform on its top has been closed to visitors since an elevator accident in April 2010[2].
  • Skyscrapers in all shapes and forms. Driving - and walking - around the area can be visually stimulating, if you find pleasure in modern glass-and-steel construction.

Do

Buy

  • Les 4 Temps, 15 Le Parvis de La Défense, +33 (0)1 47 73 54 44, [3]. The "Quatre Temps" shopping mall, which when constructed was the largest shopping centre in Europe, has numerous big name as well as small stores, several cinemas (showing French and subtitled foreign movies) as well as a large supermarket and grocery store. It is accessible from an entrance to the left of the "Grande Arche" or via the metro station. 230 stores(Auchan, C&A, Darty, Virgin, Zara, Go Sport, H&M, Uniqlo, Toys’R’Us), 16 movie theater screens, 40 restaurants.

Eat

Besides the 40+ food and snack places at the 4 Temps, rue de Bezons has a few budget eateries, including a good bakery, a couple of Turkish joints and a McDonald's that normally stays open until midnight.

The La Coupole underground gallery, accessible through exit G of the metro station, is somewhat depressing but convenient for its restaurants and express cafés.

  • Côté Parvis (Hôtel Hilton), 2, pl de la Défense, +33 1 46 92 10 10, [4].

Drink

  • Apogé, 21 esplanade du Général de Gaulle (metro line 1, esplanade de la Defense, beneath the Allianz tower), 01 49 03 03 03, [5]. 12h-20h, Mon-Sat.. Apogé is a dynamic, all-in-one stop for French wine. Part bar, part merchant, part oenology school, its passionate, friendly founders are happy to share their expert advice. Not only are over 100 wines available by the glass, but every bottle for sale can be tasted before purchase. A beautiful terrace and frequent tastings with producers.

Sleep

The area around Place Charras, in Courbevoie is a short bus ride or a 15-minute walk away from the metro. It has a few hotels such as a Mercure and the basic but moderately priced hotel-residence Citéa, which hosts foreign students from the Alliance Française in Paris.

  • Hotel Mercure Paris La Defense 5, 18-30 rue Baudin, Place Charras, +33 (0)1 49 04 75 00, [6].
  • Citéa La Défense Place Charras, 1, rue de Bitche, +33 1 56 37 72 00, [7].
  • Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense, 60 Jardin de Valmy, +33 (0)1 41 97 50 50 ‎, [8].
  • Hotel Novotel Paris La Défense, 2 Boulevard de Neuilly, +33 (0)1 41 45 23 23, [9].
  • Hotel Pullman Paris La Defense, 11 Avenue d l'Arche, +33 1 47 17 50 00.


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