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.
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The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), is one of the world's largest art fair for contemporary artists, gallery owners and dealers.
The FIAC brings together 180 international galleries at three sites on Paris’s right bank.
FIAC has solidified its position in the art world in recent years, bringing together a high-profile mix of contemporary art collectors, museum curators and international dealers, and winning international recognition.
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.