Are you looking for information on congress and conference centres in Paris and the capital’s inner suburbs to hold a congress or a major professional event?
See the list below of congress centres in and around Paris and their seating capacity, in auditorium layout.
In the vibrant and easily-accessible La Villette district, the Paris Event Center is a premier venue for large-scale events. With a total surface area of 12,250 m², divided into 2 single-storey halls of exceptional dimensions (a seating capacity of 7,550 and 4,250 for a plenary session), the space can be adapted to suit any type of layout. And to find out what accommodation and activities are available in the vicinity, see our article Around the congress centres at La Villette.
Within the vast Paris Expo Porte de Versailles complex, the Paris Convention Centre plays host to major national and international events. The venue has a full range of halls, rooms, and services, as well as a planted terrace with an uninterrupted view over Paris. Its plenary room (4,733 m²) is the biggest in Europe and can host up to 5,200 persons for a conference with the possibility of daylight. See Our selection of hotels and restaurants nearby.
To the East of Paris, the Espace Evénements du Parc Floral de Paris benefits from a wonderful setting in the Parc Floral in the Bois de Vincennes. Spread across an area of 23,000 m², 5 pavilions and a Baltard-style main building are available to welcome you. The main building has a surface area of 10,200 m² and can be arranged in theatre layout to seat up to 5,000 people.
The centre of Paris also offers large spaces for congresses. A few steps from the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre Museum, in an exceptional setting steeped in art and history, the Salles du Carrousel offer more than 7,000 m² of multipurpose space. For a congress, a 2,300-seat auditorium is available.
The Maison de la Mutualité, situated in the heart of the Quartier Latin, was built in 1930 in the pure art deco style. Spread over three floors, the fully modular space can be split up to meet the needs of each event. The iconic theatre and its 220 m² stage can seat up to 1,725 persons.
A reference for holding international congresses and trade shows, the Palais des Congrès de Paris has a seating capacity of 3,700 in its large amphitheatre. Situated at Porte Maillot, close to the Champs-Elysées on a site integrating the Hôtel Hyatt Regency, this 32,000 m² venue has 4 amphitheatres, 20 break-out rooms, and 85 meeting rooms. See our selection of nearby hotels and restaurants.
A little further to the North, the Espace Champerret is an accessible site on a human scale (8,450 m²), which each year welcomes professional events and events for the general public, held in its 3 independent and complementary exhibition halls. It offers the possibility of a 3,000-seating capacity in the big hall for a plenary session.
Opening planned for 2023: the CNIT Forest, in the La Défense business district, has several large futurist auditoriums (including one for 1,175 and one with a seating capacity of 740) equipped with the latest technology that will immerse you in an underground forest of digital trees.
It is possible to hold a congress at the heart of Disneyland Paris! Business Solutions by Disneyland combines 18,000 m² of event spaces, 5,800 rooms in 7 hotels, 2 theme parks and more than 60 restaurants in an original destination for an immersive experience. The Disney Event Arena, with a surface area of 6,500 m², can host 4,000 persons seated for a major congress.
Situated on the Place d’Armes, opposite the famous palace, the Palais des Congrès de Versailles opened in 2020. More than 3,200 m² of spaces for private hire with flexible rooms make it possible to host from 20 to 1,500 persons. The venue has a large central amphitheatre (with a seating capacity for 1,008 persons) as well as meeting rooms and tailor-made spaces of intermediary sizes.
An historical venue with multiple facets, the Maison de la Chimie is situated in the 7th arrondissement, a district that is home to hôtels particuliers, embassies and ministries. It is a major congress and conference centre that can host all types of events, with 854- and 220-seat amphitheatres, 18 conference rooms with natural daylight, and a large garden (900 m²).
Between the Eiffel Tower and the Beaugrenelle shopping centre, opposite the Seine, the New Cap Event Center offers 1,200 m² of modular spaces from 2 to 16 spaces. For a plenary session, the venue has an 800-seating capacity.
Situated in the heart of the 2nd arrondissement, the Palais Brongniart is today a major congress and events centre. For almost two centuries, this historic monument housed the French stock exchange. The venue comprises 4,000 m² of exhibition space and a large auditorium with a capacity to host 594 persons (as well as a small 99-seat auditorium).
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is a veritable city within the city geared for events. The site comprises 215,000 m² of exhibition spaces, and 7 pavilions including a huge conference centre. (See above, Paris Convention Centre). Pavilion 1 also hosts 600 persons in theatre layout. See also, Around Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
At the heart of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the Centre des Congrès de la Villette has the advantage of offering a cultural and playful setting. The 2,200 m² complex offers several auditoriums, the largest of which hosts 900 persons. And to find out what accommodation and activities are available in this district, see our article Around the congress centres at La Villette.
Within immediate proximity to Paris and La Défense, CourbevoiEvent has 5,000 m² of flexible spaces for all types of events. The events centre can host up to 1,000 persons for a plenary session. A theatre auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 is also available.
The Palais des Congrès d’Issy has atypical architecture in 1930s art deco style. This 2,785 m² venue provides an ideal setting for your events with 2 multi-purpose spaces, a 939-seat amphitheatre, as well as 11 meeting rooms.
Paris Nord Villepinte is the biggest exhibition complex in France. It comprises 250,000 m² of exhibition spaces across 7 interconnected halls, and has 2 amphitheatres, 42 meeting rooms and a conference centre. 650 persons can be welcomed in theatre layout.
Paris Le Bourget, Greater Paris’s third leading exhibition complex, is a spacious site with an indoor surface area of 80,000 m² (and an additional 250,000 m² of outdoor spaces). Its auditorium can host 200 persons.