"La Défense - quite different Paris" La Défense Tip by matcrazy1

La Défense, Paris: 20 reviews and 21 photos

  La Grande Arche de La Défense
by matcrazy1

Favorite thing: I was sufficiently intrigued by the "cubist" appearance of La Grande Arche de La Défense that I decided to hop on the next Métro underground train.... and took a ride to the western terminus of "Line 1", just across the river Seine, to check the place out.
Wow, Paris really smells different from other cities. This is due to the large volumes of very choice fragrances which have been used in a relatively small area over the ages. The fragrant volatile organic compounds are absorbed into the superstructure, where they mature over time to produce the fragrance of Paris today.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2002
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