Guillaume Bottazzi on the artistic path of La Defense, Paris

Guillaume Bottazzi on the artistic path of La Defense : The Home to the Largest Open-Air Contemporary Art Space in France


The art route including works of world-famous artists like Calder and Miró now consists of 70 – mostly – contemporary art works and runs through the whole area encompassing some 5.6 million square meters. The route is an ambitious project which was initiated already in 1958 – at the commencement of the modernization of the La Defense area, where previously factories, shanties and, yes, even some farms were situated – and is meant to expand even more. Where you’ll find some of the art works on La Defense’s main square, others are somewhat more hidden in between the skyscrapers, ensuring its visitor to explore areas off the regular La Defense track…