The concert hall
Following a two-year refurbishment, the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy has re-opened as AccorHotels Arena. This impressive venue boasting brand-new amenities such as a large esplanade with a terrace, a 2,000-m² lobby and many dining and entertainment options provides a one-of-a-kind experience. More than 20,000 people can now attend shows by the biggest names in the music and entertainment business. Highlights of the 2016 event schedule include concertsb y David Guetta (27 January), Muse (26 February to 4 March 2016), Adele (9 and 10 June) and Celine Dion (24 June to 3 July). As to sporting events, in 2016 the Arena will be hosting the judo Grand Slam (6 and 7 February) and the Basketball World Cup (30 April to 1 May).
Restauration and privatization
The American Express Live Bar, with its cosy vibe and live music performances, is open from 6pm to 2am from Tuesday to Saturday. It serves classic and signature cocktails, and bar food made using seasonal produce. The Show Time, a restaurant with a ‘neo bistro’ feel, has 130 covers in the dining room and 60 on the terrace. There are also 14 themed bars serving fast food in the arena’s walkways.
An expanse of 4,000 m² is available to host professional events, including 54 dressing rooms over four floors, an arena with 100% mass wifi access and a network of 370 screens. The AccorHotels Arena is Europe’s biggest show venue, hosting a superb year-round programme of more than 130 events.