La Défense, Paris
La Défense is the purpose-built business district in the west end of Paris, the largest in Europe and famous for it's Grande Arche; It was conceived in the 1960s when Charles de Gaulle led an effort to level the area and concentrate skyscrapers in a single business district, rather than altering the character of downtown Paris with large commercial buildings.
Around its 110-metre (360 ft)-high Grande Arche and esplanade ("le Parvis"), La Défense holds many of the Paris urban area's tallest high-rises. Students studying Architecture, Urban Planning and Business can take a number of tailored walking tours of the district that will provide you with a real insight into the area. Get in touch for prices and options.