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Destination guide

Travel to vibrant La Defense

Take a holiday to La Defense and enjoy the area's architecture, art galleries and monuments. This cosmopolitan and scenic city is well known for its local tours, shopping and cafes. Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around La Defense

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that La Defense has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jardin d'Acclimatation (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Golf de l'Ile Fleurie (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Auteuil Racecourse (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Aquaboulevard (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Place des Abbesses (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Le Mur des Je t'aime (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of La Defense

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, La Defense is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Parc Monceau (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Champ de Mars (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Luxembourg Gardens (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Parc des Buttes Chaumont (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Parc Andre Malraux (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around La Defense

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 17.6 mi (28.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Puteaux La Defense Station, Paris Puteaux Station and Puteaux Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around La Defense by catching a ride on the metro at Nanterre Préfecture RER Station, La Defense - Grande Arche Station or Esplanade de la Defense Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around La Défense?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,775 holiday lettings around La Défense. From 3,378 flats & apartments to 140 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in La Défense?

If you're all about staying where the action is, consider setting up shop someplace nice and central. HomeAway has 656 centrally located holiday properties available. Alternatively, you might like to try another type of setting. HomeAway has stacks of rental options to choose from, including:

  • 493 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 65 monument-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 34 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in La Défense?

Unpack your bags, check out the view and put the kettle on the boil. If you're after a home away from home, an apartment rental is a great way to go. You can choose from 2,987 different options via HomeAway. How does £18 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Hotel: 937 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.
  • House: 181 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £28 per night.
  • Studio: 164 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.

Can I stay in La Défense in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a holiday with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun staying in a brand new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. 410 apartment holiday rentals are listed. Currently, they're the most popular option here for sizeable groups. In this area, the rental options that can house large groups include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can hold 6 guests? We have 477 that will be suitable. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your squad, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 276 rental properties that are perfect. You can get one for as little as £49 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 160 rental properties that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £69 per night.

You and all your mates will be well looked after when you organise your La Défense escape through us!

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