Puteaux is a commune in the administrative region of Île-de-France, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine, just west of Paris.
Puteaux was established by the French abbot Suger in the 12th century. The name came from puteoli, a Latin term meaning “little well”, or “water hall”. The first chapel was build here in 1509. In 1698, the 3rd duke of Gramont Antoine IV Charles built a residence in the town to get away from the court. In 1835, the Italian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini composed here his last masterpiece, I puritani.
The commune is located on the west bank of the Seine River, about 8 km (5 mi) from the city center of Paris. The territory of this district includes the whole of the island of Puteaux crossed by the bridge of the same name.
Photo walk in Puteaux
Planning to visit Paris soon? Here are some pictures of Puteaux from my walks through the commune.
Two-third of the territory of modern business and residential quarter La Défense with its emblematic buildings – the Grande Arche, the Center for New Industries and Technologies, and the Les Quatre Temps shopping center – is located within Puteaux.
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