La Defense is a corporate district northwest of the city of Paris. La Defense features overall ultra modernist architecture with corporate skyscrapers and is dominated by a huge “cube”, the shallow Grande Arche De La Defense structure. Coming from the city the easiest way to get to La Dfense is the subway: Line 1 will take you right under the Grande Arche, station being also called Grande Arche de la Defense.
See La Defense and the Les Quatre Temps mall on the map:
The area has a lot of office space and will be crowded by office workers during office hours. There are many restaurants that serve lunches to the workforce. Main reasons a tourist would visit La Defense would be to admire the epic architecture – and to go shopping in the local mall, called “Les Quatre Temps”. The Four Seasons.
What can you find at Les Quatre Temps and La Defense? Find out right here:
Now, after all, what comes to shopping, theres not much more than Les Quatre Temps. But it is big and there is a lot of stuff you can find there.
Oh by the way! Les Quatre Temps is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. That´s every single day!
It´s also very easy to find there: Take the subway to La Defense,
These are some of the most prominent vendors there:
Must-have fashion accessories for everyone. Hats, scarves, jewels. Always trendy!
Jewellery and accessories – a very large collection! Everything is affordable and fresh collection comes in 6 times a year. So it´s always fresh!
French brand for shoes, boots and outdoor wear. Apparel for every situation you can imagine! (Almost at least) No really, sailing, hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing… pretty much everything is covered.
Opticians. Will sell you proper glasses.
Proper shirt maker that has kept the Frenchen stylish since 1968.
Originally Canadian shoe brand.
All the things you can imagine you´d need in the kitchen.
They´ve got everything: sporty, casual, rock-style clothing. Something for everyone if you love American style.
André is a French shoe maker that has been in the business for 120 years, Yes, one hundred and twenty years in the business! André makes shoes for everyone: men, women, children… altogether they make over 900 products
Did you drop your iPhone in Seine or are in desperate need of a new laptop? Of course Les Quatre temps has an Apple Store too.
Armand Thierry Man
French king of men´s ready to wear. All kinds of clothing, more on the urban casual side.
Armand Thierry Woman
Like Armand Thierry Man but for women.
Aubade is a classic maker of corsets. Now they´ve got like lingerie, beachwear, nightwear and everything.
Auchan is a big retail outlet that offers food like any other supermarket and departments for home, leisure, fashion… and all kinds of services one might need. It´s Huge!
Babilou is the place you can leave your kids to play in a safe environment, accompanied by professionals. They offer creative workshops, baby gym… and everything is supervised by professional early childhood educators.
This is not THAT Blockbuster. This one is all about bouldering, which means climbing obstacles that resemble large rocks found in wild nature. Blockbuster is an 1 230m2 indoor area that features 40 “walls” to climb. Obstacles vary in level of skill required. There is also a bar and a sauna.
Cheap jeans for the French youth.
The audio products, you know?
Click & Services
Comptoir Des Cotonniers
Culture Et Loisirs Auchan
Father & Sons
Affordable and always trendy clothing. This Swedish company delivers season´s freshest outlook everywhere you go in Europe. And they won´t hurt your wallet too much.
H.E. By Mango
Jean Louis David
Kiko Make Up Milano
La Compagne Des Petits
You know, the crocodile, right? If you´re into this global clothing brands line you can find them right there in Les Quatre Temps.
Le Coq Sportif
The classic jeans company won´t leave you hanging if new pants are exactly what you want or need.
L`Occitane En Provence
Maisons Du Monde
Monoprix is the classic and the basic French supermarket chain. Do your grocery shopping there.
This is not Nike, but the other sneaker company. If you love their kicks, you might want to go and see if they have nice deals in their La Defense store.
We don´t think we need to introduce Nike, right? They have a store there, you know what to expect. If Nike is your thing, go get it at Les Quatre Temps.
Princesse Tam Tam
Pull And Bear
The North Face
Paris is not exactly Himalaya, but if outdoor gear is what you need, you´ll find proper products and perhaps nice deals at The Northface in La Defence.
Sometimes it gets all wet and slushy in Paris too. In that case a pair of Timberland boots might come handy. Or “feety”… get it? 😉
Toys `R` Us
Is this the world´s biggest toy store? Not sure, but it is big! If you´re travelling with your kid and want to go shopping for yourself, tell them that they´ve got perhaps biggest Toys `R` Us in there and they´re happy to come along.
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