Nanterre is a commune, located 11 km (7 miles) west of the city centre of Paris. It is the capital of the Hauts-de-Seine department and the seat of the Arrondissement of Nanterre. Nanterre borders Courbevoie and Puteaux, and contains a small part of the La Defense business district. The commune is also home to the University Paris X – Nanterre, one of the largest in the region.
The La Defense business district is part of Nanterre. This location accommodates the head office of Louvre Hôtels, part of Groupe du Louvre. There are many locations for high-rise office space in Nanterre. One of these high-rise buildings is Tour First, the tallest building in Paris. One of the buildings renowned tenants is Ernst and Young.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Nanterre has much to offer to its visitors in terms of sights and activities. Among them are exhibitions of poetry and photographs. Nanterre has a variety of restaurants providing a diverse dining experience. Examples include: At Cachon (modern), Djurdiura (Moroccan), and Da Cinzia (Pizzeria).
The nearest major airport to Nanterre is Paris-Orly Airport. This airport provides flights to both worldwide and French destinations and is just 32 km (20 miles) from the centre of Nanterre. Another major airport in the area is Charles De Gaulle International Airport, which is also located 32 km (20 miles) from Nanterre and offers additional international and domestic flights. A third option is Beauvais-Tillé Airport located slightly further away but increasing the schedules available for air travel from Nanterre. The RER line A has three stations in Nanterre: Nanterre – Préfecture, Nanterre – Université, and Nanterre – Ville, while the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare stops at the Nanterre – Université station, making travelling throughout the capital simple and efficient.