A stroll through Paris, from the Louvre to La Défense

Paris has no shortage of famous routes. But one of the best-known thoroughfares is that which links the central Louvre Museum to La Défense, west of the city. Popular with tourists, this itinerary takes in the Tuileries Gardens and the Place de la Concorde before reaching the world-famous Champs Élysées. At the top of Paris's most famous avenue, the Arc de Triomphe offers a view over the whole city. But La Défense, Europe's biggest business district, also has secrets waiting to be discovered.