L a Defense, situated in Puteaux – the impressive district West of Paris – by its sheer size is the first European business district. It is located on the famous historic axis:
T he 160 hectares of La Defense are divided into 4 sectors (North Arc, South Arc, North Esplanade, South Esplanade). This district stretches over an immense raised, paved area of 31 hectares which is uniquely dedicated to the pedestrians, which includes terraced gardens, ponds and about sixty displays of outdoor art.
T his district offers visitors an open-air museum with its 60 monumental contemporary art sculptures and 20 basins including 2 monumental:
“L’Araignée Rouge” Alexander Calder. Sculpture 15 meters high located not far from the tower Total
“Personnages Fantastiques” Joan Miró
“La Cheminée” Raymond Moretti. High of 32 meters and made up of hundreds of colored tubes.
“Le Pouce” César Baldaccini, Sculpture of 12 meters.
“La fontaine monumentale” Yaacov Agam
“La danse” Shelomo Selinger. A set of 35 carved flower boxes, spread over the 3,600 m² of the Place Basse of Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle
“Le bassin” Takis. Picking up enigmatic signals, this work closes the slab towards the East.