A former hunting ground of the kings of France, the bois de Boulogne has become the largest recreational area in the west of Paris. With a surface area of 850 hectares, it includes the Parc de Bagatelle Parc d'Auteuil, the Pré-Catelan and the FondationGood Planet, and offers numerous footpaths, 28 kilometres of bridle paths and 15 kilometres of cycle routes.
Holding an event in or within close proximity to the Bois is a way of enjoying a green setting in the capital away from the noise of the city. Our selection:
Top spots in the Bois
The GoodPlanet Foundation is a continuation of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's artistic work and commitment to the environment and seeks to raise people's awareness of the importance of ecology and humanism and to encourage them to act in a practical way to protect the Earth and its inhabitants. Located on an estate (3 hectares of wooded parkland) and in the magnificent Château de Longchamp, the Foundation claims to be the first prestigious eco-responsible event site and is a choice setting with a solid reputation. The venue can host all types of projects and has been designed to limit the impact of your events on the environment.
This key venue for contemporary artistic creation can host tailor-made events in its auditorium, hall or on its terraces, in an iconic building designed by the architect Frank Gehry.
The bois de Boulogne is home to two of the most renowned French racecourses: the Hippodrome d’Auteuil and the Hippodrome de Longchamp. Extraordinary green settings with horseracing as a backdrop for an event with a completely different atmosphere.
This famous Parisian amusement park can also host events in its various buildings (theatre, workshops, and houses).
Atypical venues in the Bois: the Pavillons
These former ‘Pavillons de Garde’ that once encircled the Bois are now largely preserved and available to host events in a delightful and leafy setting.
La Pavillon d’Armenonville (photo)
Staying overnight in the vicinity of the Bois
To accommodate your colleagues or hold your meetings, here is our choice of hotels within close proximity to the bois de Boulogne:
To the north of the Bois are two large-capacity Parisian hotels: the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile (995 guest rooms, 35 reception rooms) in the Palais des Congrès de Paris, and opposite, the Méridien Étoile (1,025 guest rooms, 26 reception rooms). A few steps away, with a more modest capacity, (164 guest rooms), the AC Hotel Porte Maillot is the brand’s first Parisian hotel.
To the south, between the Bois and the Seine, the Mercure Paris Boulogne (191 guest rooms, 11 meeting rooms) welcomes you a stone’s throw from the sporting complexes of Roland Garros and Parc des Princes.
Finally, for a luxury break, the 5-star Molitor MGallery Collection, laid out around the famous Molitor swimming pool, offers 124 guest rooms and suites, restaurants and a rooftop terrace as well as a spa. And for your events, 7 meeting rooms are at your disposal.