Paris: large event spaces

Companies wanting to do business on a vast scale need look no further than these five impressive venues.

Paris: large event spaces
Paris: large event spaces

 As featured in C&IT's Venue Paris guide

 

- Chateaux de Versailles


The iconic palace can be hired for private dinners and corporate events. The luxurious Gallery of Battles, which runs the length of the first floor of the south wing, can seat up to 600 people for dinner. The largest of the Crusades Rooms can host up to 400 for drinks and the Orangerie is available from May to October and can accommodate up to 1,200 delegates seated or 2,500 people standing.

en.chateauversailles.fr

- Les Pavillons de Bercy

Les Pavillons de Bercy is a cultural space and museum in the south-east of the city that has been adapted to cater for a range of corporate events. Three venues are available: the 1,700m2 Museum of Fairground Art, the 1,700m2 Theatre de Merveilleux and the 850m2 Venetian Rooms. The three spaces can be combined to accommodate up to 4,000 guests and the private streets and gardens surrounding the venues can also be used.

www.pavillons-de-bercy.com

- Le Pavillon Wagram


Spanning 1,000m2, Le Pavillon Wagram was once a casino but reopened earlier this year as a modern events venue with a capacity for 800 people for a reception, 400 for a gala dinner or 350 delegates theatre-style. It has three event spaces for hire, all with 12m high ceilings, and two balconies. The venue, a classified historical monument, is located on Avenue de Wagram within walking distance of L'etoile.

www.pavillonwagram.com

- Le Pavillon d'Armenonville

Operated by famed caterers Potel et Chabot and recommended by events agency Liberty Incentives and Congresses France, Le Pavillon d'Armenonville is located on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne near Port Maillot and between L'etoile and La Defense.

The former 18th-century hunting lodge can cater for corporate events for up to 2,500 guests. The largest room, Salon Longchamps, opens directly onto the gardens and can seat 1,200 theatre-style.

www.poteletchabot.com

- Maison de la Chimie


The Maison de la Chimie is home to a foundation that promotes the science of chemistry but it also operates as a conference venue. Its three floors house 21 meeting rooms, including the Petit Amphi, which can seat 220 delegates, Room 8, which can seat 496, and the Amphi Lavoisier, an 854-seat auditorium.

The Maison is located in the Esplanades des Invalides area of Paris.

www.maisondelachimie.com

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