Paris airport: MICE capital and connection to Champagne, Normandy, Loire Valley

Paris airport: MICE capital and connection to Champagne, Normandy, Loire Valley

Paris, the political, economic and cultural capital of France, is the leading European tourist destination. 

The capital is famous all over the world for its Eiffel Tower, its Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles but also for its superb districts of Montmartre, Saint-Germain, Le Marais, all very different from each other, its Parisian brasseries and its typical old bistros, its gastronomic restaurants, its operas and theatres, its shops offering an unimaginable choice. 

Paris is one of the most beautiful capitals of art and culture. From the Left Bank to the Right Bank, each monument reveals its history and beauty. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Monet, Rodin, Delacroix or Picasso: all the geniuses of painting are represented in the museums of Paris.

Visiting Paris means enjoying many green spaces and enjoying magnificent walks in the many parks and gardens that make the capital the most green-covered city in Europe and where organizes your picnic.

Paris is among the top three in business tourism. The city is the ideal destination for the organisation of seminars, congresses, conventions, symposia with 18 congress and exhibition centres, 250 conference hotels, more than 1000 meeting rooms and a multitude of classic, modern or atypical event venues. 

In addition, there is a great ease of access and a plurality of means of transport that facilitates the movement of participants without having to systematically set up private transport.

Paris has all the assets to ensure the success and growth of your business projects.

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10 reasons to choose Paris for your corporate MICE 

Between its historic sites and monuments, its cultural effervescence and its gastronomy, Paris, a mythical city, has many surprises in store!

1. Simply incredible

Paris, a mythical city, is a real source of international inspiration for many artists, photographers and musicians: Victor Hugo describes Popular Paris with “Les Misérables”, the Mirabeau Bridge inspired Apollinaire, Joe Dassin composed a song “Les Champs Elysées”. Today, major luxury brands such as Cartier and Dior are inspired by Parisian beauty. Paris attracts French film directors: think of the film “Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain”, which offers many scenes on the popular Butte Montmartre. Internationally, American movie directors are the first to choose Paris. Let’s mention “Da Vinci Code”, “From Paris with Love”, “Inception” or Woody Allen’s film “Midnight in Paris”, which offers many scenes in the heart of Parisian palaces: Ritz, Meurice, in the Rodin Museum or at the Chateau de Versailles, and gives your participants even more motivation to travel to France.

2. Paris is magic!

Discover Paris as you have never seen it before! In addition to its impressive historical heritage, the City of Light is also a vibrant capital of the 21st century, with its many exhibitions, modern cuisine and lively terraces and shops. 

Did you know that:

  • – 19,800 light bulbs flicker on the Eiffel Tower every hour from dusk to 1 am in winter
  • – 94 starred restaurants delight gourmets, including 10 3* establishments in the Michelin Guide in 2019
  • – 465 parks and gardens flourish in the Capital
  • – 3,200 bottles of champagne are opened every evening in Parisian cabarets.

3. A connected city

In the heart of Europe, Paris is easily accessible thanks to its 2 international airports: Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (21km to the north), Paris Orly (15km to the south) which connect the French capital to more than 557 cities in 132 countries. Aéroports de Paris receives more than 14,000 flights per week.  

Paris is at the heart of a dense and efficient rail network, open to major European cities (London, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin, Stockholm,Vienna…), thanks to the TGV, Thalys, Lyria and Eurostar links.               

The 16 metro lines and 5 RER lines make it easy and fast to get around the capital. The public transport system also includes a large bus network and several tram lines. The capital is constantly developing its offer thanks to major projects such as the construction of the Grand Paris Express, the largest rail infrastructure project in Europe.

All about Transportation from Paris airport.

On the private transport side, taxis and cars with drivers are available 24 hours a day and can be ordered for an immediate trip or booked in advance, via new mobile applications. For a top-of-the-range service is in total security order your group transfers with 

4. A rich and varied hosting offer

The destination Paris and around Paris is one of the leaders in terms of hotel capacity with 118,500 rooms and 1968 hotels.

From luxury hotels to conference hotels, from 3* hostels to boutique hotels, Paris meets all your groups’ needs and budgets.     

For complex requests, our reservation centre provides a reservation service, quota negotiation and room management.

Forecasts for 2020 and 2021: in the mid-range segment, the Parisian hotel industry is experiencing high occupancy rates, but remains competitive with the world’s twenty tourist metropolises. Faced with ever-increasing demand, the City of Paris plans to create 12,000 rooms by 2021.

Hotel capacity in Paris in 2019: 44 647 rooms in 4 & 5* hotels

5. An attractive city for Mice business

Every year, some 400 fairs and exhibitions are held in Paris, attracting nearly 10 million visitors and 100,000 exhibiting companies. 

The congresses won the gold medal, the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association), an international reference body, awarded Paris the title of “the world’s leading city for hosting international congresses” in 2019. 

In 2019, the Capital hosted 878,000 delegates, and the activity generated 1.4 billion euros in economic spinoffs. With 207 international congresses selected by the association and 1,241 organised in total, Paris is ahead of Vienna and Barcelona. This distinction once again testifies to the attractiveness of Paris and the quality of its expertise in hosting major events.

6. Three thousand five hundred venues for your event!

Paris offers a multitude of places open to meetings and events. 17 congress and exhibition centres, around a hundred meeting rooms, a thousand Parisian event venues that can accommodate from 10 to 20,000 people. Paris is undoubtedly the place to meet!  A multitude of unusual and possible to privatize venues are also open for events: museums, boats, theatres, private mansions, parks and gardens, department stores…

7. A unique culinary experience

French gastronomy is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paris, where cuisine goes hand in hand with creativity and know-how, has a rich and varied offer: great restaurants orchestrated by starred chefs, chic brasseries at more affordable prices for a business meal or for groups, ideal for tasting French specialities… 

The reputation of gastronomy in Paris is still very strong!

The great names in French gastronomy also have their cooking schools in Paris: Lenôtre, Alain Ducasse, Cyril Lignac, Guy Martin and offer various courses in the form of training sessions or tastings, formats adapted to your teambuilding.

8. Cultural dynamism 

The Parisian monuments, by their history and impressive architecture, are undeniably part of the charm of the French capital. 

The Eiffel Tower, the Royal Chapel, the Sacred Heart and the Arc de Triomphe are the most famous.                

As for museums, Paris has 206. The Louvre Museum, the oldest in the capital, visited by nearly 10 million visitors a year, is the most visited in the world. The National Museum of Modern Art, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Château de Versailles near Paris are also internationally renowned. Every year, museums host many Parisian exhibitions, sometimes from the 4 corners of the world! 

The 20 most visited museums and monuments in Paris are all privatizable for hosting your corporate Mice events.  

9. Paris by night 

The night begins in Paris when the Eiffel Tower begins to sparkle….           

In every district, in a restaurant, bar, cabaret, or even on a boat or bus, night owls share a moment of conviviality before continuing the evening in a fashionable club. 

Most bars and restaurants are open until 2am. Many offer live musical entertainment. Paris has about thirty cabarets or dinner shows, and 75 discos.  These places attract clubbers from all over Europe – several world-renowned DJs have studied here. Every year, new places reinvent Parisian nights.

10. A sustainable city

The City has an active travel policy: clean public transport, reduced car traffic, and the end of diesel by 2020. The adoption of Agenda 21 enables Paris to respond to economic, social and environmental challenges. This action programme provides for a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020. Parisian professionals are gradually integrating sustainable development into their offer with the organization of eco-events. 

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