The new points of reference
Simply finding where you are and where you’re going
No more numbers, we’re back to names. This is one of the main changes brought about in the new signage system, as it relies on names that are already clearly identifiable (places, car parks), such as ‘Reflets’ or ‘Coupole’. Instructions for these new tools.
When you arrive at La Défense, first of all use the general map to find in which sector/district your destination is.
Then, let the new signage tools guide you. Various masts, maps of the different sectors and more global maps will be the new points of reference that will help you navigate the site simply and easily. Tall and more visible, they will clearly display localisation and navigation. Thanks to the colour-coded information, it will be possible to know immediately in which sector you are currently located.
The names of the districts will be indicated between brackets. Do bear in mind that to help you find your way around the ‘new’ addresses, we will shortly introduce a converter on the site that’s available to use.
The numbers of the new signage system: 320 masts (or 1,700 arrows), 50 general maps (as many sector and district maps).
FOR CAR DRIVERS
The numbering is abandoned in favour of navigation by car park; the districts are signposted starting from the ring road, which remains the best route for road traffic in La Défense.
Our advice is: if you don’t know your destination, aim for the central car park.
Do bear in mind that the specific indications for deliveries and taxis have been removed, as access is now via the usual numbered public roads.
In terms of numbers, 22,900 public parking places are available in the business district..
A map that closely represents the urban realities and logistics on the ground
The ring road delineates the access to the various districts (via its car parks) for car drivers.
Back to the preferred names.
No more numbers, we’re back to names. Spread across the 4 sectors, the 14 districts of La Défense are named after geographical and historical landmarks: ‘Reflets’, ‘Coupole-Regnault’.