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La Défense

Place in Île-de-France, France

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La Défense: Place in Île-de-France, France
La Défense is a major business district located three kilometres west of the city limits of Paris. It is part of the Paris metropolitan area in the Île-de-France region, located in the department of Hauts-de-Seine in the communes of Courbevoie, La Garenne-Colombes, Nanterre and Puteaux.


'French Spider-Man' scales Paris skyscraper in support of pension strikers

Alain Robert, the free climber dubbed the "French Spider-Man", on Monday started scaling the Tour Total, a 48-storey skyscraper in Paris' La Defense business district, to show support for workers..
Reuters - Published

French police kill man who threatened officers with knife near Paris

A man who threatened to attack police officers with a knife was killed Friday morning by officers in the La Défense business district near Paris, police and union sources reported.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •WorldNewsReuters

Videos for La Défense

"French Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper [Video]"French Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper

Climber scales Paris skyscraper in support of pension strikers

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:34Published

French Spiderman backs pension protesters [Video]French Spiderman backs pension protesters

Alain Robert, the so-called French Spiderman who scales the world's tallest buildings, climbed Total's skyscraper in Paris' La Défense district on Monday to call attention on the retirement..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


Man threatening police officers at Paris business district 'neutralized': police

A man who threatened police officers with a knife in the Paris business district of La Defense on Friday has been "neutralized", police said.
Reuters - Published

French Telethon 2019: Tight-rope walkers defy gravity for charity

Tight-rope walkers brave the heights above the business district of La Défense, outside Paris, in aid of charity.
BBC News - Published

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