Paris’s primary business hub hosts a great selection of La Défense Apartments, perfect for corporate travellers seeking a convenient base overflowing with contemporary architecture, excellent retail options, and an array of modern art monuments. Below you will find our most popular La Défense apartments and a link to all apartments within the district.
Most Popular La Défense Apartments
For accessing La Défense from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport, follow these simple instructions:
For accessing La Défense from Orly Airport, follow these simple instructions:
For accessing La Défense from Gare du Nord Train Station, follow these simple instructions:
You can find detailed information on how to plan your journey at the excellent website, www.ratp.fr.
The nearest parking facilities within the area are:
Please check Google maps for more information regarding parking options.
The following food stores are available within walking distance of our La Défense apartments, allowing you to stock up on local and international produce. For a relaxed alternative to cooking in your self-catering apartment, head to one of the selected restaurants and let someone else do all the work.
Regarded as Europe’s largest purpose-built business area, La Défense can be found west of the capital’s historic core, occupying 560 hectares and boasting the majority of Paris’s tallest skyscrapers. This pulsating hive of activity was once a decaying region inhabited by small factories and dilapidated residences, transformed in the early 1960s by the first wave of erected office towers. The region currently houses an impressive 1,500 corporate headquarters, 15 of which belong to the world’s top 50 companies.
La Défense can be reached through the historical axis or Voie Triomphale, which extends from the central Place de la Concorde, stretches along the Champs Elysees, passes through the iconic Arc de Triomphe and culminates at the Grand Arche, which boldly welcomes visitors into the 21st century. This cutting-edge construct is one of many ultra-modern structures that saturate the vicinity, with the area considered one of the most prestigious environments for architectural design.
Despite its lack of obvious attractions, La Défense receives approximately 8 million tourists per year, enticed undoubtedly by the quarter’s mesmerising urban landscape. The first building to catch the eye is of course La Grande Arche, a pioneering alternative to the historic Arc de Triomphe. Completed in 1989, this incredible landmark offers unique views across the capital from its grand staircase, which bustles with life during the warm summer months as employees take a break from the confines of the office.
Other interesting edifices within the neighbourhood include the very first development, the Centre for New Industries and Technologies (CNIT), and the Quatre Temps shopping mall, which caters to all your retail needs and hosts a variety of eateries, plus a multiplex cinema and a mammoth supermarket. An open air museum displaying over 60 sculptures comes highly recommended for fans of modern art, showcasing such esteemed talent as Joan Miro, Alexander Calder and Cesar. Public transport links are excellent, enabling swift and simple admission to all four corners of the city, making this a convenient spot for business travellers desiring a taste of the old Paris.
An area worth while exploring from one of our La Défense apartments!
Whilst staying in one of our La Défense apartments, all of these attractions and more are available within walking distance of your doorstep