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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Alain Bernardin founded the Crazy Horse Saloon in 1951, drawing creative inspiration from American striptease.
An institution for night owls, the Crazy Horse Saloon is know for its teasing but tasteful topless dancers, and has been carefully renovating its image over the last few years, with guest spots by stars such as Carmen Electra, Dita Von Teese and Pamela Anderson.
A succession of sassy and glamorous images, Desires combines chic and sensual. Zula Zazou, Jade Or, Psykko Tico or Nooka Karamel will take you into an universe where aesthetics is sometimes combined with humour without ever abandoning the codes of the house.
Crazy Horse Saloon
12 avenue George V 75008 Paris
Metro: George V