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1 place du parvis de La Defense, Puteaux, La Defense France
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La Défense – Grande ArcheParis Metro2 min
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Vadim wrote a review Sep 2020
Murmansk, Russia17,558 contributions2,050 helpful votes
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I didn't like the Grand arch or La Defense district itself on my first visit to Paris 17 years ago. Stone jungle. This metaphor of the screenwriter of the movie "Tarzan's adventures in New York" was quite suitable for La Defense. Maybe it was because I was on a hot July day, or maybe La Defense really was like that back then, It is not for nothing that it is called the Manhattan of Paris. After visiting Paris several times, I came up with the idea to show my daughter La Defense. We arrived in the evening when the sun was setting. After getting off at the Pont Neuilly station and crossing the bridge over the Seine, we went to the Grand arch. The sun was setting behind the creation of the Danish architect Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, illuminating the bizarre sculptures, the meaning of which I didn`t understand. Skyscrapers were reflected in each other's mirrored surfaces. No one was in a hurry. The evening La Defense was not a place for office plankton, but for ordinary Parisians who came to wet their feet in the pool of the Greek sculptor Takis, dance in a group around Red spider, sit on the steps of a Large crayfish looking at the sunset somewhere in the West...La Defense.doesn`t open immediately ....
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Date of experience: October 2019
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PWMcC wrote a review Jun 2020
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom169 contributions51 helpful votes
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Whilst this is a bit of a journey from the other tourists attractions it is well worth a visit for the views. It is in La Defense which is commercial / business area. There is a shopping centre near by and places to eat and drink. You get to the viewing gallery by a glass lift which goes up the middle of the arch. Before you go outside there is a good exhibition which explains the history a s building of the arch. The viewing galley gives excellent views across the city and you can get good photos of the Eiffel Tower. The viewing gallery has now for sun loungers so you can sit and relax whilst enjoying the view. There is a cafe and gift show. I have visited before and would do so again just for the views. There are also excellent views of the arch itself from the steps either side where you can sit and relax or people watch !
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jared H wrote a review May 2020
Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania104 contributions16 helpful votes
This is a cool spot but not worth the train ride unless your staying in the area. There was however, a fantastic Christmas market here!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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AMohsen wrote a review Apr 2020
Port Said, Egypt294 contributions202 helpful votes
It was the first time to hear about it and I visited it in my last hours in Paris. This is a more modern location in Paris, specifically, La defense business district. This location has a different modern sense relative to the famous Paris downtown.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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EMIN YUSIFOV wrote a review Jan 2020
Baku, Azerbaijan34 contributions19 helpful votes
La Defense is a big business center. A dull place for traveling bur for business it is good. Very cold atmosphere.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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