The Palais des congrès de Paris is a concert venue, convention centre and shopping mall in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, France. In 1966, Guillaume Gillet, Head Architect with the Office of Civil Buildings and National Palaces, was appointed to supervise construction of Paris' International Center project. The Palais des Congrès was officially inaugurated in 1974, then the architect Christian de Portzamparc was commissioned in 1997 to expand and modernize the facility. Today, this historical and cultural venue proposes a retail mall with 80 shops open every day of the week, along with a movie theater.
With its cinemas, decoration stores, and large ready-to-wear retailers, the shopping mall is a perfect place to visit and have fun. And for showbiz fans, the grand amphitheater puts on many musical events.
Located in the heart of Parisian activities, these spaces welcome both families and businesspeople. The Palais des Congrès (Convention Center) hosts dozens of trade shows and conferences and offers a variety of conference rooms.
For lunch or a family dinner, there are several restaurants close to the convention center. The brasseries, Italian or seafood specialty restaurants offer something for all tastes and budgets.
Description of the location and accessibility
Nearby the venue are Bois de Boulogne and the affluent neighbourhood of Neuilly-sur-Seine. The closest métro and RER stations are Porte Maillot and Neuilly – Porte Maillot, accessible via the lower levels of the building.
Shopper Trafic/Catchment Area
Catchement area: 8.6 million people from the surrounding areas.
Shopper traffic: 8.3 million visitors annually.
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Features mall architecture
The mall has an imposing façade, designed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc.
The convention center is a true cultural and historical monument of the French capital. It contains a gem that reflects the history and beauty of Paris. Since the nineteenth century, it has a rare authenticity and unrivaled history which recounts some of the history of Paris. Since its construction, it has been constantly renovated to preserve modernity, comfort and fit the progress of the times and for the sole purpose of meeting the needs of its visitors.
It consists of four lecture halls on four floors:
the great amphitheater (3723 seats)
amphitheatres Bordeaux, Havana Blue and smaller
The Palace also has several conference rooms and a shopping arcade on two levels.
The convention center is managed by the company Viparis .