La Défense reinvents itself to attract employees

The construction of office towers begins again. The new catering, leisure and shopping offer attracts employers and employees.

The Groues district project in La Défense.
The Groues district project in La Défense. Güller & Güller / Loukat – Paris La Défense

Defense is back on the attack. About ten years ago, the oldest business district in Europe, created west of Paris on the initiative of General de Gaulle in 1958, was threatened with ringardization. Since then, the landscape has totally changed. La Défense has reinvented itself to attract businesses and employees. Not only by offering modern and eco-friendly office towers, but also by making the area attractive with its restaurants, shops and leisure areas.

Paris La Défense Arena, both a rugby stadium and a performance hall opened in October 2017 on the other side of the Grande Arche, has helped to change the vision of Parisians for a destination, which is no longer just for work . La Défense has obtained its classification as an international tourist area, which allows its businesses to open every Sunday.

Proof of this renewed dynamism: 500,000 m² of offices, new or renovated, will be delivered within three to four

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