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La Defense

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La Defense is one of the beautiful district in Paris and it can reach in metro by red or yellow line.It close to Champs Elysees. Also,La Defense is wonderful structure.This area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Building might be architectural success, but for visitors it leaves nothing than to wonder - why... We came there by mistake on RER stops (one stop after actual Triumph arch) and after 5 minutes we left it

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

La Defense is one of the beautiful district in Paris and it can reach in metro by red or yellow line.It close to Champs Elysees. Also,La Defense is wonderful structure.This area is quiet modern and you will see many arts items around you

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Defense Grande Arche is a real archtitctural genial success, looks like a moderne Arc de Triumphe, of 2oth century; you can take panorama lifts to reach the terrace of the roof, an amazing view on the Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Square Concorde awaits and enjoy you. The monument is dedicated to humanitarian ideals

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the CBD of Paris and a bit further away from the main touristy parts of Paris that most are familiar with. The centrepiece is the Grande Arche which is interesting but not nearly as exciting as other Parisian sites. The area has a shops, food and drinks as well as hotels. I wouldn't say this is a must... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best time visiting would be during weekends if you want to take nice sunset 🌅 photos. The district has a lot to offer surrounding hotels, malls across the arena, beautiful fountain in between, Selection of restaurants offering different of cuisines.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This district is a major business district west of Paris. It consists of a large plaza and the Grande Arche the central iconic building of La Défense. There are lots of 5 stars hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, cafes, and restaurants. You can reach it by using the underground Metro or by the RER.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

There is a huge mall at La Defense where everybody can find something interesting. A lot of public transport available (tramway, trains, buses, metro)

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Pak Kret, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Well located of you are in the business district. +40 minutes train ride to the Louvre , so not the best location if you want to see all the other spots in Paris. Very comfortable beds, shower and good service. Easy access to shopping mall, restaurants and metro in the business district area. I stayed in the fourth floor. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This modern business shopping district is interesting for people interested in design and large malls

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It is a wonderful modern place in place in Paris or la defense. You can get many hotels, shopping center, transportation especially Metro station which connected to all many locations in Paris. You can enjoy varieties of restaurants , cafes, and places for relaxing or speculating.

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