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Paris/La Défense

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[[Image:DefenseGrandeArc.jpg|thumb|Grande Arche]]
[[Image:La Defense and Champs Elysees.JPG|thumb|La Défense seen from Arc de Triomphe]]
 
* <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>
 
*'''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. Lines tend to be short.
==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.
==Buy==
*<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==
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.
*<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 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==
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.
*<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>
*<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>
*<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>
*<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>
*<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]]
 
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