La Défense

The top French business district of La Défense – one of the future Grand Paris’ main hubs of growth – is in the midst of a far-reaching transformation. Accessibility is improving, new services and options for entertainment are appearing and the whole neighborhood is adapting to contemporary lifestyles and working practices. Bruno Cardoso Da Costa, Senior Asset Manager, gives us an overview of the changes underway in this leading European center of business.

When you mention La Défense, just west of the Paris city limits, most people think of the huge pedestrian esplanade, wind-swept open spaces, the coming and going of businessmen and women and… a deserted neighborhood after the working day is over. But forget these clichés. La Défense is changing!

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