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Paris La Defense - CNIT

La Defense - CNIT is the main business district in Paris. It is located in the western part of Paris and contains many of the French's tallest buildings including the newly renovated First Tower (225m - 738ft) - The tallest skyscraper in France (However not for long as in 2014 Generali Tower will top the First Tower with 265m - 869ft). But the most famous building here is certainly the Grande Arche a cube shaped monument surrounded by a large esplanade.

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Transportation from or to La Defense (Airport shuttle, taxi, metro)

Paris La Defense is well served by public transports, taxis and airport shuttles.

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Airport shuttles

Airport Shuttle is a very convenient way to travel between Paris La Defense and Orly or Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. The journey must be booked in advance.
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A taxi rank is located downstairs at the end of the esplanade when facing Paris. The cost for a ride to or from Paris city center is usually around 15 to 25 euros. Expect long queues during rush-hour times. The taxi rank phone number is 01 47 76 00 00.
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Bus and subway

Bus & Tramway: La Defense is served by 16 different bus lines and the tramway (T2). Bus line 73 is rather convenient for visitors as it links La Defense to Orsay Museum via Paris city center.
Metro and RER: Metro Line 1 and RER A stop here. Metro station is located at level -1. Important: Grande Arche station is not located in central Paris area and a specific subway ticket is needed.
See: Paris metro map

The Grande Arche

The Grande Arche is the most emblematic monument of La Defense. It was designed by Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen.

Tradeshows - fairs - Exhibitions at CNIT

The CNIT Paris Defense hosts exhibitions and fairs all year long: ODEBIT, CEMEXPO, PROGIFORUM LOISIREXPO, E-ACHATS, SALON DES CE, BROADBAND WORLD FORUM, ...

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Map: Where is Paris La Defense - Grande Arche located?

La Defense is located in the West of Paris just outside city limits.

Photo: Paris La Defense