Défense or La Défense (La Defense) – a modern business and residential district in the near suburb of Paris, XVI to the west of the county, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine. It is considered the largest business center in Europe. Instead it is also called the “Paris Manhattan”. In it live 20,000 people, and to work every day come 150,000 employees in 1,500 companies and organizations have placed in La Défense.
Despite the lack of historical monuments and museums, La Défense can safely boast their own unique attractions that can not be found anywhere else:
– monumental design “Big Arch” – a masterpiece of architectural art of our time;
– Europe’s largest shopping center “Les Quatre Temps”;
– Defense Esplanade;
– amazing sculptures.
This is not a complete list of attractions that are rich in a business district of Paris. Modern style and unusual architecture La Défense business district can admire, can cause resentment and rejection, but you can not deny the obvious – will not leave anyone indifferent. This explains the keen interest of foreign tourists, who in recent years have interests of their own and go to a meeting with the cold hi-tech Defense.