At the metro station Esplanade de La Defense, the project Oxygen takes life. The idea of the architect Stéphane Malka materializes little by little, with 1500m2 of commercial space, and a garden planted with a garden of 1000m2. With the ambition of breathing in the first-quarter of european business, this resort wants to become a place of daily life with its trendy. Restaurants, coffee shop, coworking space, barber: guided tour of the different spaces.

Work, shopping and hairdresser at the same place in The room “Redrum” to the workers in search of artistic inspiration. Pierre Lucet-Penato

Icon, it is many things at once. This hybrid facility houses a 400m2 space coworking, or rather, the “coolworking”, as specified in the entry. The offices are spacious and quiet, in a refined design. In the middle of this new area of work, there are shelves in northern and tables which are deposited an array of products unusual to buy: this is the concept store. For those who are reluctant to work in “open space”, the place has enclosed spaces as these individual offices to the floor or meeting rooms atmosphere “cocooning”. Relaxation in the “stress room” or the “black box” with his airs of a mini-theatre private. The managers of Icon the say, their main customers are large Defence companies who privatize certain spaces for their employees. Curious to not be in a hurry again, even to test the annex to the hair salon and barber popular The Barbière de Paris, which is located on the ground floor (Monday to Friday, from 10h to 19h).

Icon. Esplanade de La Défense, Puteaux (92). Monday to Friday, from 8h to 19h. Price: 6€ per hour.

The specialty coffee is coming to The Defense

For the “pause-café”, the coffee roaster parisian Custom, an expert in specialty coffee, meets the desires of customers. Next to the workspace Icon, the hotel offers a wide range of coffees grands crus and infusions of plants to enjoy from 2€. Gourmands will be pleased to discover the home-baked pastries: banana bread, carrot cake, cheese cake, cookie and chocolate bars. For big appetites, you can count on the chef Cyril, who served in the mother house Custom (Seventh) and offers healthy cuisine and a vitamin: two salads, hearty (Finnish or Veggie) as well as three bowls named “Vitality”, “Balance” and “Strength”.

Coffee Custom. Esplanade de La Défense, Puteaux (92). Monday to Friday, from 7h30 to 17h30.

Marco Marco: buon appetito! The pizzeria Marco Marco. Pierre Lucet-Penato

One must this team of restaurants Louie Louie (Xi) and Da Vito (Xi), specializing in the pizzas baked in the wood fire under the eyes of delighted customers. On the tile floors immaculate the furnace “grand-mother”, in an echo of the traditional cuisine of mammas Italian, is marked with the inscription “love and pizza”. The tone is set! The menu boasts classic and creative recipes (8 to 15€). Thus, there are three kinds of Margherita (with different kinds of tomatoes and mozza) and a Diavola spicy softened by the honey. In good representatives of the Boot, there are other essential local services: a short selection of pasta, the burrata, the tiramisù or the Negroni cocktail. Thanks to its large bay window, the place does not lack brightness. Pleasant for lunch. Little more, Marco Marco also offers take aways.

Marco Marco. Esplanade de La Défense, Puteaux (92). Monday to Friday from 11: 30 to 15: 30 and 18: 30 to 22: 30.

Bioburger: the fast-food trendy

As its name indicates, the brand delivers on its promise of a supply 100% organic. The first restaurant opened in the framework of the project, and the fourth address of the franchise, its positioning of burger healthy attracts the crowds because the place is always packed despite the 150 seats available! In practice, it is situated in front of the subway exit. The location is ideal, as it also offers a breathtaking view of the place de l’etoile and the Arc de Triomphe. The height of the seats varies according to its location in the room, to ensure that it does not spoil the view of the person. On the menu, formulas of burgers ranging from 11,90€ for the Classic 13,60€ for the Avocado, bacon, and milk shakes home. The meat can be used to barter against a piece of tofu in the provençal for vegetarians.

Bioburger. Esplanade de La Défense, Puteaux (92). Open every day from 11: 30 to 22: 30.

there is not only grass in Prairie Prairie offers a wide choice of fresh products. Pierre Lucet-Penato

The salad bar, next to the Bioburger and Marco Marco, has wanted to recreate the atmosphere of a “greenhouse growers”. The tables, seats and green water are separated from the place of order by a large canopy yellow garish. We choose among the ingredients exposed under our eyes, fresh and eco-friendly, provided by producers, partners, to compose his salad: meat, vegetables, fish… The same principle is scalable way sandwich toasted.

Meadow. Esplanade de La Défense, Puteaux (92). Monday to Friday, from 11: 30 to 15: 30.

The latest arrivals will make their entrance on the Esplanade in January 2019: Nodd, a festive place that is open day and night which will host afterwork and clubbing electro, and Octopus, a “contemporary brasserie” bar and cocktail to mark the collaboration between the Maison Rostang (2-star hotel in Paris Xvii, in particular), and Liquid Corp (bars Dirty Dick, Moonshiner or Bluebird).


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