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Attractions in Paris near La Defense

Bois de Boulogne
While visiting La Defense, make sure to stop by Bois de Boulogne. Bois de Boulogne is a park located less than two miles from La Defense. It is larger than both Central Park in New York, and Hyde Park in London. This picturesque park is ideal to enjoy a beautiful day in France. Make sure to go to the northern part of the park, as it is occupied by Jardin d'Acclimation. Jardin d'Acclimation is an amusement park that hosts several different attractions including a menagerie.

Musee Marmottan
Stop by Musee Marmottan for great works of Impressionist painting. Located in a 19th century townhouse only 2.5 miles from the center of La Defense, Musee Marmottan is a must see attraction. Inside are approximately 65 paintings including the famous Soleil Levant. It hosts other great paintings from the period as well including, Rouen Cathedral, Gare St. Lazare, the London Houses of Parliament, and water lilies.

Palais de Chaillot
The Palais de Chaillot is a must see attraction while visiting La Defense, located only a little more than 2.5 miles. Built for the Exposition Internationale of 1937, Palais de Chaillot now hosts several museums. The museums include the Musee national de la Marine and the Musee de l'Homme. The Palais de Chaillot is shaped by two wings on each side that form a wide arc. The wings are independent, leaving no center building. However, the center place is a great place to get a breathtaking view of the Eiffel tower.

Lido
Make sure to take in show at the Lido less than three miles from La Defense. With over 50 years of experience, this cabaret is much more than a simple show. The 1150 seat theater has been designed without columns to provide an unobstructed panoramic view to every member of the audience. The orchestra section sinks into the floor in order to provide even visibility for everyone. The unobstructed view is perfect to enjoy a uniquely Parisian show.

Eiffel Tower
While in La Defense, make sure to take in Paris' most known attraction, the Eiffel Tower less than 3.5 miles away. Built as an entrance to the 1889 World's Fair this tower is the tallest building in France. Ride all the way up to the top for an outstanding view of the city. Since the Eiffel Tower is the most paid to see monument throughout the world, do not forget to enjoy this gem of France.

Paris Sewer Museum
Another great attraction to visit while staying in La Defense, Paris is the Paris Sewer Museum located only 3.5 miles away. This exhibit focuses on the intricate system of the Paris sewers. This museum is great for understanding the underground waterways of the city. Make sure to schedule a visit soon.