Palais Royal - Exploitation, which owns eco-friendly venue Le 8 Valois, also owns a second reception hall nearby, which will open on 15 October. The venue, which is currently named Saint Fiacre, is a high-tech hall that will welcome up to 450 people for cocktails, seminars, conferences and receptions. Event planners can project video on the walls and make use of the superior acoustics for presentations. Food is supplied by in-house caterer, Palais Royal - Le traiteur.
Le Salon Marbeuf
Managing director of events agency Liberty Incentives and Congresses France, Meg de Lafargue, suggests groups hire Le Salon Marbeuf, the third event space operated by Les Salons Parisiens group. The 270m2, 180-delegate apartment space opened in June, next to the Champs elysees. It hosted events for Adobe and the Council of Fashion Designers of America during Fashion Week in September.
Located in the Latin Quarter, Terrass Kardinal is a penthouse space on the seventh floor of an eco-friendly building offering panoramic views of the city. It has 230m2 of indoor event space for conferences, product launches or dinners for 100 guests, six seminars rooms and a 150m2 outside terrace ideal for barbeques and cocktail receptions. The space opened last year and has full AV, including high-speed wi-fi.
Eurosites La Defense Tour Europe
Located in the centre of the business area of La Defense, Eurosites Tour Europe is a 3,000m2 conference centre with 39 meeting rooms. It can hold conferences for up to 110 delegates in the largest plenary room. The Auditorium Nations can seat 355 people and there are a series of smaller break-out rooms for 20 to 50 delegates. The site opened this summer and is one of Eurosites' 45 venues in Greater Paris.
Palais de Tokyo
The Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art gallery spanning four floors on the Avenue du President Wilson. It reopened in April following a ten-month renovation and extension programme that created an additional 14,000m2 of floorspace. New areas available for hire include Le Saut du Loup, which can seat 350 people, La Power Room, which can accommodate 150 at a reception, and La Galerie Wilson, which can host 600 guests.