Business centre, trade fair venue and concert hall all in one, the Palais des Congrès celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with a makeover and extension, overseen by star French architect Christian de Portzamparc, helping to revitalise the complex and bring it into the 21st Century.
Now, the exhibition space has been doubled, and and extra concert space with 650 seats has been added to the grand existing concert hall (3,723 seats!) that has seen prestigious artists such as Liza Minelli and Bob Dylan take to the stage.
Handily situated between the Arc de Triomphe and the outskirts of Paris, you'll also find nearly seventy shops and restaurants in the building, and with the Champs Elysée only two métro stops away, cooling down after your business meetings shouldn't be too difficult.
photo by Daquella manera (http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/) used under cc licence
Once you arrive in Paris, stop by the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau for tourist information about the city (museums, events, attractions....). You can also book your hotel and plan daytrips, an evening at a Cabaret, or a trip to the amusement park. Paris Visite cards and other museum passes are also available for sale.
25 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
Open every day from 9am to 7pm
Metro : Pyramides, Opera, Palais Royal