Paris business district still deserted, 10 days after lockdown lifted | AFP

Ten days after France eased lockdown restrictions, La Defense remains largely deserted, as wary Parisians keep clear of the business district. IMAGES

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Paris business district still deserted after France eases lockdown | AFP

Four days after France eased lockdown restrictions, the usual hustle and bustle of La Defense is nowhere to be seen, as wary Parisians keep clear of the business district. IMAGES

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Paris business district La Defense deserted on 32nd day of confinement | AFP

On the 32nd day of France’s lockdown imposed to combat the coronavirus crisis, Paris business district La Defense lies practically deserted, save for those who have come to do their food shopping. IMAGES

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Emergency services at scene after police shoot man dead in Paris business district | AFP

A man who threatened police officers with a knife has been shot and killed in the business district of La Défense, near Paris, authorities said. IMAGES

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“Block Friday”: eco-activists protest at a shopping mall and an Amazon warehouse | AFP

Dozens of activists from Youth for Climate and Extinction Rebellion (XR) block one of the entrances to the ‘Les Quatre Temps’ shopping centre in Paris’ business district of La Défense to denounce the climatic consequences of over-consumption. Other environmental activists targeted Global e-commerce giant Amazon.

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French ‘Spiderman’ climbs Paris tower to “save Notre Dame”

French “spiderman” Alain Robert, 56, climbs to the top of the 185-metre, 37-storey Engie Tower in the Paris business district of La Defense, “to save Notre-Dame-de-Paris”. The veteran freeclimbing specialist’s endeavour is to help raise awareness of the funds needed to restore Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral.

‘French Spiderman’: Urban climber scales Paris skyscraper without harnesses

Urban climber Alain Robert, better known as the ‘French Spiderman’, scaled an 185 metre (600 foot) high skyscraper in the business district of La Defense, outside Paris. It took him 55 minutes to climb the outside of the Engie skyscraper.

Robert’s other notable climbs include the Empire State Building in New York, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. He set a Guinness World Record in 2012 for climbing the 300 metre Aspire Tower in the Qatari capital Doha, in just 1 hour, 33 minutes and 47 seconds.

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