[[Image:La Defense and Champs Elysees.JPG|thumb|La Défense seen from Arc de Triomphe]]
*'''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 € 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.
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.
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 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.