Puteaux: A Western Suburb of Paris

France


Puteaux is a western suburb of Paris, France, located on the west bank of the Seine River, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) from the city centre.





Five interesting facts about Puteaux:


  • The town was established in the 12th century by Abbot Suger (1081–1151).
  • The name came from puteoli, a Latin term meaning “little well,” or “water hole”.
  • The first Chapel of the town was built in 1509.
  • Two thirds of the territory of La Défense, one of the principal business districts in Europe, is located within Puteaux.
  • More than 45,000 people reside in the town.

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Rue des Pavillons, Puteaux

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Rue de l'Oasis, Puteaux

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Rue Rousselle, Puteaux

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La Défence, Puteaux



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13 comments

  1. When you mentioned most of La Défense was in the town, I realized exactly where this is. It looks more charming than I expected.

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  2. wow, the kid statues are so cute, and Puteaux is like a suburb that is worth a visit. Maybe I need to go back to Paris for those places :)

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  3. wowww! so clean, safe and beautiful! this is a dream home town for everyone. :)

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  4. For me France was only about Paris and the Eiffel Tower ,Thanks for sharing this post about The Puteaux suburb ,it is quite beautiful.

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  5. I love the architecture - a mix of modern and not so... The characters at the crosswalks are so cute!

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  6. What a beautiful town! I love how it looks like a city with small hints of Paris charm.

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  7. Wow- Puteaux is so beautiful. The architecture is so interesting and I love the older buildings. Looks like an amazing place to visit.

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  8. I miss Paris, used to visit often while living in Belgium. Have not visited this lovely neighborhood yet, but maybe when I am back living in Europe.

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  9. This is totally not what I would have expected when I thought Paris. Looks like it would be such a fun spot to visit!

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  10. Ruth-Ann Ridley9:37 pm CEST

    How fun is this?! My kids would definitely enjoy visiting here if we ever get the chance.

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  11. Wow, what an absolutely beautiful place! You don't really think of all the cute little towns and stuff on the suburbs of Paris when you think of the French capital, do you? It's such a shame, this looks like a fab place to visit

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  12. Wow, this looks like a pretty amazing place. I think my whole family would love to spend time here. Thanks for the recco!

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  13. This place is gorgeous and very organize-looking! When I visit France, I will add this to my map :D

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