La Défense


Taking its name from the statue of the "Défense de Paris", built to commemorate the soldiers who defended Paris during the franco-prussian war, La Défense is a neighborhood in Paris, which hosts the tallest buildings in the French Capital. The first skyscrapers were built in the Fifties and Sixties and could not be taller than 100 meters, but in the later decennia a second generation and third generation buildings were erected. The centre was hit by several crisis, but is today the biggest directional centre within Europe, hosting 1'500 companies (among which 14 of the 20 French best ones and 15 of the 50 worldwide best ones), in 3'000'000 sqm of offices. In its 110'000 sqm of parks and 310'000 sqm of paving, 60 modern monuments and sculptures are to be found, among which the Grande Arche de la Défense, the GAN tower, the Somnambule by Henri de Miller, La Terre by Louis Derbré, Deux personnages fantastiques by Joan Miró and several others.





La Défense 77, esplanade du Général de Gaulle
92914 Paris, France

01 49 07 27 27


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