The city of Creteil, a suburb southeast of Paris, is not worth a detour from the road if they're short on time or wanting to get to Paris. Now, if you stay close and are fans of architecture 70, Créteil can make you happen. It is off the metro line 8, about 25 minutes from the Bastille or Republique Paris, Créteil gives examples of what these cities were like in the 60s and 70s around Paris. One of the landmarks of this era is the set of towers, similar to pure flowers round balconies. If staying at Creteil for 1 reason or another, there is a big shopping center (metro Prefecture), with supermarket, cinemas and many stores, and smaller ones in other subway stations with a supermarket and fewer stores (eg Université meter , the shopping center le Palais). The city has a lake and park (near the mall Creteil Soleil), which between buildings and residential towers there is no way to take a break in a corner of nature. The University, the Court, the shopping streets, a small town on, a bit far from Paris but with all the amenities needed!
Créteil Soleil is a mall created in the 70s: As I am not a specialist in architecture, I couldn't tell you if the architecture is characteristic of that period! Interestingly, the center was and remains one of the biggest in the South of Paris: It features Carrefour supermarket and Fnac, several clothing stores, 20 restaurants, a store for adventurous sports and hiking equipment ... and an UGC cinema! It really is a good spot for those that need to shop around this area. Everything is at hand and it's just 2 minutes from the Metro exit Creteil Prefecture (line 8).