"Visiting the Arch of La Defense..." Nanterre by Maillekeukeul

Nanterre Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 30 photos

The area of La Defense is split in eleven parts, that are shared out between 3 different cities, suburban to Paris. The 7th part belongs to the city of Nanterre. It includes the famous Arch of La Defense, inaugurated in 1989 and designed by Peter Rice, Paul Andreu, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen (the latter died in 1987 and never saw his masterpiece of modern art...).

  • Last visit to Nanterre: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 14, 2004
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2006 at 12:17 AM

    c'est pour ça que j'avais quitté paris, le stress du métro et des costumes cravates avec leur air sinistre

  • rsleisk's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2005 at 10:29 AM

    I love the urban sculptures in France. Your restaurant tip here has a cheap labor clean up crew.

  • mariev's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2005 at 1:35 PM

    Différentes, fascinantes et en meme temps tellement réalistes ces photos - Magnifiques !

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2005 at 5:45 AM

    That realy looks like the Nanterre wall. Excellent picturs. Regards prof.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2005 at 1:16 AM

    Tes photos sont superbes et me donnent vraiment envie d'aller voir La Défense en chair en os. Pour visiter uniquement ! Je comprends ta réticence à y travailler ! Une heure, ça va, un an, bonjour les dégâts !

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2004 at 6:55 PM

    A tagged "Berlin Wall" in Paris??...hmmm...will have to go there and see it some day. Have never been to this area of Paris...but I recognized the pigeons immediately!! ;o)

  • ExGuyParis's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2004 at 6:40 AM

    Very interesting; I didn't realize that La Defense was split into several slices. Glad you escaped the potential despair and uniformity of working there!

  • juschka's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2004 at 5:24 AM

    with these colors of the sky it even look more surrealistic.... and it reminds when i first saw the arch, years ago, how impressed i was... + how little i felt ;-) great pict, monsieur le photograph !!

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