La Defense district
La Defense district, is a business area and was named after a statue by Louis Ernest Barrias. Its skyscrapers are visible from Paris and they are a good example of the evolution of modern architecture during the last sixty decades. A marble arch was built in 1989, under president François Mitterrand, on the central part of the historical axis. Mainly pedestrianised, it is a very peaceful area where the largest collection of contemporary open-air artworks in the world can be admired. Works from reknowned artists like Calder, Miro, Cesar, Takis and a lot more. A guided tour will bring you through the labyrinth of towers.
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Walking tour around la Défense district for approximately 1h30-2h.
The guided tour is a good opportunity to get a better understanding of the architecture of the district and its former projects and to enlighten its several artworks.
My favorite walking tours
Join me on one of my favourite walking tours around the Marais quarter and its amazing old mansions. The Place des Vosges is undoubtedly the most magnificent square of Paris to me.