Discover la Defense
The Triumphal Way leads all the way from the Etoile at the Arc de Triomphe all the way down to La Defense, where the visitor is welcomed with a Great Arch. Designed by Danish architect Otto von Spreckelsen, the 106m wide arch was designed as a modern counterpart to the Arc de Triomphe.
Opposite the Léonard-de-Vinci university campus in Courbevoie, the Adagio Access La Défense Léonard de Vinci (formerly Citéa) offers...Book now
On the outskirts of Paris and just a few minutes’ journey from the Champs-Elysées, the 4-star Adagio La Défense Le Parc holiday residence...Book now
Ideally located 5 min from La Défense district and 10 min by train from the center of Paris, the Adagio La Défense Courbevoie is an ideal...Book now
Just 5 minutes from the La Défense business district and its shopping area, the Adagio Access La Défense Place Charras is located in...Book now
Located in the La Défense district (Courbevoie) and just 13 minutes from the Champs-Elysées, the Adagio La Défense Kléber 3-star holiday...Book now
The Adagio La Défense Esplanade hotel is located in the heart of the La Défense business district, near to the CNIT (Center of New...Book now
Located in the famous La Défense business district, close to the CNIT and the Grande Arche, the Adagio Access La Défense Puteaux hotel...Book now
Most of the buildings in the La Defense area are big – huge towers and skyscrapers dominate this mainly business area; the tallest is the GAN tower at 179m high. La Defense is one of the best places to have a rental apartment for a city break in Paris. The area is also big on culture being probably most famous for the Jean Michel Jarre concert in 1990 that attracted 2.5m people.
The Quatre Temps shopping centre was the largest shopping centre in Europe when it was built, featuring 230 shops, several cinemas with 16 screens available showing both French and foreign films with subtitles and 40 restaurants. It is easily accessible from both the underground station and the Great Arch. Every September the area comes to life with a free street art festival with open air theatre, dance, music, opera and circus acts from more than 20 individual companies performing. Also not to be missed are the 67 works of art that are dotted around the public areas of La Defense. Start your tour by the kiosk and find iconic and emblematic sculptures between the towers and under the Great Arch.