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A Geologic Walk around La Defense

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The La Défense district sits at the heart of the Paris basin, a vast accumulation of sedimentary rocks, in a series of layers, almost 3 km thick. These rocks were deposited over the last 250 million years in the shallow seas that covered this area of France at the time. Today, the Paris basin is made up of a series of rings, organised according to age, with the most recent rings at the centre and the oldest on the edge… not unlike a layered cake with the size of the cake decreasing as the layers are piled up. The alluvial deposits left by the Seine in its bed or on the surrounding floodplains make up the majority of the sub-soil of the lower section of the La Défense district.

Many artworks are to be discovered or rediscovered during this walk, including the Red Spider of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró's Fantasy figures.

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The La Défense district sits at the heart of the Paris basin, a vast accumulation of sedimentary rocks, in a series of layers, almost 3 km thick. These rocks were deposited over the last 250 million years in the shallow seas that covered this area of France at the time. Today, the Paris basin is made up of a series of rings, organised according to age, with the most recent rings at the centre and the oldest on the edge… not unlike a layered cake with the size of the cake decreasing as the layers are piled up. The alluvial deposits left by the Seine in its bed or on the surrounding floodplains make up the majority of the sub-soil of the lower section of the La Défense district.

Many artworks are to be discovered or rediscovered during this walk, including the Red Spider of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró's Fantasy figures.

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9782366621686
ISBN number
9782366621686
Publications
Biotope
Collection
Promenades géologiques
Softcover / hardcover
Souple
Printing date
2016
Width in cm
11,5
Height in cm
24
Depth
0,1
Weight in kg
0,2
Author
Daniel Obert, Michel Steinberg, Jean-Charles Dartigues
Number of pages
39
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A Geologic Walk around La Defense

The La Défense district sits at the heart of the Paris basin, a vast accumulation of sedimentary rocks, in a series of layers, almost 3 km thick. These rocks were deposited over the last 250 million years in the shallow seas that covered this area of France at the time. Today, the Paris basin is made up of a series of rings, organised according to age, with the most recent rings at the centre and the oldest on the edge… not unlike a layered cake with the size of the cake decreasing as the layers are piled up. The alluvial deposits left by the Seine in its bed or on the surrounding floodplains make up the majority of the sub-soil of the lower section of the La Défense district.

Many artworks are to be discovered or rediscovered during this walk, including the Red Spider of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró's Fantasy figures.

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