The first edition of What's Up Day, organized by the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau with the Paris Region Tourism Board, ended on Sunday, 3 July 2022, after 3 days of meetings, exchanges and new kinds of activities to discover and get a taste of some of the innovative and sustainable experiences in Paris.
See below the live talk “What’s Up in Paris”:
Recorded at Châteauform' Monceau Rio.
Special thanks to our guest speakers:
- Benjamin Durand, Communications Director of Good Planet Foundation
- Frédéric Vardon, Chef-owner of Le 39V restaurant
- Pascal Hardy, Founder & President of Agripolis and Nature urbaine
- Josy Carrel-Torlet, Economic Development Manager at Centre des Monuments Nationaux
- Vincent Vercelli, Head of incubation at Level 256 by Paris&Co
- Nicolas Bianco, Business Development Manager – Sport & Esport at Viparis
(Re)Discover Paris through 4 major themes:
A surprising Paris to discover!
It feels like the limits of the city are expanding, with so many original and astonishing venues recently opened: creativity, art and innovation become leading themes for events with a purpose.
Formerly a Parisian theatre, the Gaîté Lyrique is now an important venue for festive events and musical and digital creation. It welcomes innovative and unusual events in the heart of Paris.
With several concert halls, a museum, an exhibition space, a restaurant … not forgetting the largest panoramic terrace in the north-east of Paris, the Philharmonie de Paris is a multifaceted venue situated in the vast La Villette park. Also, an amazing ecological enclave!
The Cité Fertile is a socially and ecologically dedicated place for trendy and sustainable events in a surprisingly bucolic setting.
In the popular 20th arrondissement, the Espace Monte Cristo - Fondation Villa Datris harmoniously blends corporate events and contemporary art in an intimate and changing setting.
Moored on the Seine, the barge Fluctuart combines an exhibition space and a rooftop bar, available for private hire and adaptable for festive and cultural events.
Notre-Dame Cathedral as you have never seen it before: Éternelle Notre Dame is a unique virtual reality tour, a veritable journey through time, an unforgettable experience.
A SHOT OF GREEN
A chateau and a farm in Paris?
You’ll be surprised to find that it’s possible to stage your event in such original venues that have a unique mission: supporting sustainability and raising awareness about the planet – but always with style!
The Fondation Good Planet, situated on the Longchamp Estate, is a unique place in Paris with a 19th century chateau and 3.5 hectares of protected parkland entirely given over to experimentation and dialogue for people to experience a conscious and positive ecology. The cultural programme, catering, and private hire possibilities make it a destination in its own right for environmentally and socially responsible events.
Could this be the most light-filled event venue in Paris? La Serre is an all-glass event space on the roof of Paris Convention Centre, overlooking Europe's largest urban rooftop farm: the glass venue with touches of greenery and a vast wooden terrace can host up to 1,000 people for special events.
Opposite La Serre, the Ferme Urbaine has rows of strawberries and tomatoes, as well as flowerbeds for bees, on a spectacular 14,000 square metre site. This model contemporary farm, with a vocation for sharing, succeeds in producing and distributing quality products in a responsible and innovative way.
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Did you know?
Many venues in Paris have led a previous life, before becoming trendy places for events: an empty opera rooftop, a former railroad, even an old military barracks!
Today, they have become exclusive settings for hands-on workshops and tastings, for the most authentic experience of Paris.
Step into the workshop of an artisan and get some hands-on experience of French savoir-faire with Weecandoo. As a team, experience a special moment with those who are and who make Made In France!
A new spot for eating well, Douze combines fresh produce and catering, in the centre of the Reuilly Diderot eco-district. The aim is to enhance the value of culinary professions and know-how by giving more people access to fresh, artisanal products at affordable prices.
Fashion opens its doors to corporate events at 19M. Opened in 2022, this place houses the ateliers of major fashion houses, making it possible to give professional events a touch of fashion and creativity so appreciated in Paris; the concrete shell of the ultra-modern and ecological building by Rudy Ricciotti symbolizes the weave of fabric to enhance the theme of fashion.
A pedestrian promenade on the site of a former railway line, the Coulée Verte René Dumont (see Visitors website) mixes wild vegetation with the most modern landscape designs. Stretching over 4.5 km, it offers remarkable and varied views of the recent and very typical districts of the 12th arrondissement.
PARIS READY FOR THE 2024 SUMMER OLYMPICS
Only 2 years to go!
Get a preview of several Olympic sites in Paris, including the spectacular setting of the breakdancing competition – the latest sport to be introduced in the Olympic Games. Imagine your own events in these venues, for a unique experience before – or after the Games.
The Grand Palais Ephémère will host the wrestling and judo events and the Grand Palais the fencing and taekwando events. The Hôtel de la Marine overlooks the Place de la Concorde, which will be transformed into an arena for the new urban disciplines of the Paris Olympics in 2024: skateboarding, BMX freestyle, breakdance and basketball. The Musée de l'Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle an amazing place, where science, nature and heritage are brought together, is in the heart of the Trocadéro district, the main location of the opening ceremony.
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SPECIAL THANKS / THE EVENT’S PARTNERS
To our DMC partners:
To the parisian profesional partners:
- Appart' City
- Campus Serge Kampf Les Fontaines
- École Ducasse Paris Studio
- Hampton by Hilton Paris Clichy
- Le Shack
- Marriott International
- Office du Tourisme Grand Roissy
To Faouzi Derbouz from Night Trotters, for the Parisian night hike.
To our partner chauffeur service: Caocao Mobility Paris
To our partner hotel: Pullman Paris Montparnasse
To the places that hosted our lunches and dinners:
- Les Belles Plantes – Groupe Bertrand, Mediterranean-style restaurant hidden in the Natural History Museum garden
- Créatures, the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
- Madame Brasserie by star chef Thierry Marx, new on the Eiffel Tower
- Champeaux - Groupe Alain Ducasse
And to our partner activity: Vélotour – 6th edition of this bike ride in Paris: 12 km from Bois de Boulogne to Parc des Princes, Roland Garros and Auteuil racecourse.
And Paris Bike Tour for the bikes rental.