La Défense et son esplanade | Festival | Jazz music

La Défense Jazz festival

June 2017

Parvis de la Défense - 92400 Paris La Défense

La Défense, 92 - Hauts-de-Seine

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Description

The forecourt at the Ile-de-France business district is transformed into an open-air concert hall on the occasion of its famous jazz festival. For 38 years now, prestigious artists such as Stacey Kent, Erik Truffaz, andLionel Belmondo have performed here and this year’s line-up has many beautiful moments in store, with notably the participation of Tricky or George Benson. Free and quality entertainment to listen to at lunchtime or in the evening.

Audience

All public

Prices and times

Free

La Défense et son esplanade

Europe’s largest business district extends over three municipalities in the Paris region – Courbevoie, Puteaux and Nanterre. Corporate headquarters and office buildings predominate in the district, where you can see the highest skyscrapers in France. This modern landscape is dotted with 60 art works, including significant pieces such as:
Shelomo Selinger’s “La danse”, a series of 35 sculpted planting boxes spreading over the 3,600-sq.m. expanse of the place basse on the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle.
- Alexander Calder’s “L'Araignée Rouge”, a 15-metre-high sculpture a short distance from the Total skyscraper. Yaacov Agam’s monumental fountain.
- A Miró sculpture.
- Takis’s pool dotted with “traffic light” poles, marking the eastern end of the pedestrian concourse.
- Raymond Moretti’s “La Cheminée” – a 32-metre-high “chimney” made up of hundreds of coloured tubes.
- César Baldaccini’s 12-metre sculpture “Le pouce”.

Voir la carte

La Défense et son esplanade

Parvis de la Défense
92400 Paris La Défense
www.ladefense.fr

  • Subway - Esplanade de la Défense, La Défense - Grande Arche
  • RER - La Défense - Grande Arche
  • Bus - 73, Balabus

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