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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Electronics Store
“i believe is the biggest shopping mall in france. right in the financial district. perdastrian area, no cars. excellent cafes and restaurants and all sorts of shops an d a huge very economic supermarket (Auchan). ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Plaza
“Business center and big shopping center in Paris at walking distance from Neuilly sur Seine”
  • 125 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Paris business district, biggest business district in Europe. You can go to the rooftop of the Grande Arche”
  • 60 locals recommend
Food
“Another big mall, with specialized stores, the Fnac store, and some restaurants”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large grocery store located within 10 minutes by foot from our flat. Enjoyable store with a great selection of products !”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Monoprix is one the most famous supermarket store in France. Here you can find food, clothes, toiletry etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“•Nice and friendly italian cafeteria for a casual lunch or dinner in the area (15 minutes by foot from the appartment - Part of the shopping mall 4 TEMPS). Excellent pastas, cooked in front of you !”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Incredible rooftop and bar on La Défense. Only 10min from the tram station « pont de bezons »”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“RER A Stop : La Défense Grande Arche TRANSILIEN : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche Line U Line L TRAMWAY : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche MÉTRO : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche or Esplanade de La Défense BUS : Bus lines by day : 141 / 144 / 159 / 246 / 272 / 275 / 378 / 262 / 161 / 174 / 360 / 160 258 / 541 / 73 / Balabus The Noctiliens (only the night) : N24 Châtelet / Bezons - Grand Cerf N152 Gare Saint-Lazare / Cergy Le Haut RER ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Vous trouvez ici quelques boutiques de vêtements, boutiques de produit de beauté, un restaurant, un marché ouvert et le Carrefour.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Metro Station
“nearest metro station, line 1. which takes you to most truistic spots in Paris (louvre, champs elysee, bastille, hotel du ville-notre dame...). To go to Eiffel tower you get off at Etoile-CDG and take line 6 and get off at Trocadero.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Hotel
“A lot of Courbevoie’s high income residents make the short commute to Paris’ modern business district just next door. La Défense came to life in the 1960s and grew over the next 30 years, adding the sort of futuristic skyscrapers that wouldn’t get planning permission in the centre of Paris. New record-breaking structures are in the pipeline, but for now it’s a district to wander and get some photos of the eccentric architecture and sculptures. If there’s a emblem for La Défense it’s the Grande Arche, a hollow cube-shaped building on an axis with the Arc de Triomphe several kilometres to the southeast.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Le métro est accessible avec les tickets standards t+. Le RER nécessite un billet spéciale car La Défense se trouve en zone 3. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Multiplex
“Le cinéma UGC Ciné Cité La Défense vous accueille avec ses 16 salles. Il est accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite, malentendantes et malvoyantes. Films, horaires des séances... rdv sur UGC.fr !”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“La Grande Arche de la Défense is a monument and building in the business district of La Défense and in the commune of Puteaux, to the west of Paris, France. On the roof of the Grande Arche enjoy over 1,000 m² offering amazing views of Paris that you can't see from anywhere else! ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“•Nice and friendly italian cafeteria for a casual lunch or dinner in the area (15 minutes by foot from the appartment - Part of the shopping mall 4 TEMPS). Excellent pastas, cooked in front of you !”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“French : Une chaîne de restaurants qui propose une gamme légère, saine et naturelle centrée autour d'une spécialité : le fruit./English : A chain of restaurants offering a light, healthy and natural range centered around a specialty: fruit”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Meilleur chaîne de restaurant sushi (en livraison ou a emporter uniquement)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
French Restaurant
“Agréable restaurant de cuisine française du Sud-Ouest. Deux ambiances : Une brasserie typiquement française et un restaurant gastronomique. à faire ! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nice fast-food for a quick meal: - fresh sandwiches, wraps, toasties, soups and salads - good natural food - organic coffee - bakery and cakes. Everything tastes good :)”
  • 1 local recommends

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