Eco-friendly event venues

The choice of venue is crucial for an eco-friendly event. The diversity of green credentials of Parisian venues is a great advantage.

Simple guidelines to follow

 

Outdoors or indoors, whether it be a dedicated venue (conference centre, exhibition centre, conference rooms ...) or not (hotel, museum, unusual place ...), the environmental and social quality of each space is mainly linked to the following factors:  

  • Geographical location: good access to public transport, shops, paths for pedestrians and cyclists, infrastructure for freight, landscape and view, etc.
  • Energy performance of buildings: heating/air conditioning, thermal insulation, adapted size of room, natural lighting, renewable energy, rain water, efficient equipment, etc.
  • Every day comfort and facilities: low noise pollution, controlled lighting, air renewal, waste sorting, presence of plants, biodiversity, compliance with safety regulations (Establishments receiving the public (ERP), and fire), etc.
  • Accessibility for all: facilities and equipment adapted to people with visual, hearing, mental and motor disabilities, etc.
  • Involvement of the local area: the ‘appropriation’ of the place by Parisians, relations with local businesses and companies, highlighting of the products and know-how of the surrounding area, etc.
  • Training of teams and structuring of the venue’s approach: presence of an internal ‘green’ committee, environmentally-committed venue with a label or certification, etc.
Charters, standards, labelsSubjectEvaluation
ISO 20121International standard for event management. It requires the putting in place of an event sustainability management system in the company.Environment
Social
Economic
In-depth audit
Green GlobeInternational certification. The structure must fulfil more than 50% of the 380 concrete and sector-specific criteria.Environment
Social
Economic
In-depth audit
Charter ‘Qualité & Développement durable’25 criteria set out by France Congrès et Evénements, for the attention of its members.Environment
Economic
Audit
Other measuresNot specific to the events sector, so applicable to all: ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 9001 (quality), OHSAS 18001 (Health and Security), Diversity Label (non-discrimination), Global Compact (Social and Market), Label LUCIE (RSE (Corporate social responsibility) initiative), Tourisme Green Impulse (reporting RSE), Tourisme & Handicap (accessibility of buildings, sites and facilities), Imprim’vert (printers), HQE / LEED / BREEAM (efficient buildings)…

Take inspiration from good, simple and virtuous practices

Here are some examples of initiatives taken by venues hosting eco-friendly events:

  • Choice of products from the Ile-de-France region, if possible from organic farming, from listed food suppliers in order to offer locavore meals.
  • Installation of sorting bins for visitors, then installation of a waste collection unit behind the scenes to sort the bags again, in partnership with a local ESAT establishment. The quality of sorting is optimal.
  • Installation of an additional terminal for electric cars in the car park and partnership with a private-hire taxi company offering hybrid vehicle transport.
  • Automatic control of heating and air-conditioning in meeting rooms, according to room temperature and weather forecasts. Programmed shutdown at the end of the event with the Centralized Technical Management of the building
  • Loaning of rooms to local associations (charities and nature conservation associations) to hold public meetings and/or their general assemblies.

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List of eco-friendly event venues

 

Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS

Congress and exhibition centre
1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, 75015

Unique location in the heart of the capital. 228,211m² with 8 pavilions, two amphitheatres, and 32 meeting rooms. Known......

Number of meeting rooms 32

Theater max. capacity 602

Max capacity seated diner 400

Cocktail max. capacity 500

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris - VIPARIS

Congress and exhibition centre
2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris, 75017

The Palais des Congrès located at Porte Maillot, only a short distance from the Champs-Elysées, is a leading venue for......

Number of meeting rooms 104

Theater max. capacity 3723

Max capacity seated diner 30

Cocktail max. capacity 5540

Espace Champerret - VIPARIS

Congress and exhibition centre
6 rue Jean Oestreicher, Paris, 75017

Espace Champerret is an accessible and intimate site. Each year, it hosts professional events as well as those for the general......

Number of meeting rooms 4

Theater max. capacity 3000

Max capacity seated diner 2500

Cocktail max. capacity 4000

Les Salles du Carrousel - VIPARIS

Congress and exhibition centre
99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

Salles du Carrousel is located in Paris's historic centre, close to the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre and the capital's most......

Number of meeting rooms 4

Theater max. capacity 2300

Max capacity seated diner 1800

Cocktail max. capacity 2400

Espace Charenton - Sitexpo

Events venues – Reception rooms
327 rue de Charenton, Paris, 75012

The Espace Charenton Paris 12 offers a 3,000m² venue that can be divided into four separate rooms using a mobile wall system. the......

Number of meeting rooms 15

Theater max. capacity 1750

Max capacity seated diner 1340

Cocktail max. capacity 2000

Pavillon Chesnaie du Roy

Events venues – Reception rooms
Route de la Pyramide, Paris, 75012

A new venue in the east of Paris, set in lush green surroundings. The Chesnaie du Roy, located in the Bois de Vincennes, opposite......

Number of meeting rooms 6

Theater max. capacity 675

Max capacity seated diner 600

Cocktail max. capacity 1300

Le Pré Catelan Lenôtre

Events venues – Reception rooms
Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

Built during the Belle Epoque (turn of the 19th century), this delightful residence located in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne......

Number of meeting rooms 12

Theater max. capacity 600

Max capacity seated diner 760

Cocktail max. capacity 1200

Pavillon d'Armenonville

Events venues – Reception rooms
Allée de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75116

At the edge of Bois de Boulogne, Pavillon d’Armenonville is an exceptional, prestigious venue for company and private......

Number of meeting rooms 8

Theater max. capacity 1200

Max capacity seated diner 1000

Cocktail max. capacity 1300

Le Pavillon Dauphine Saint Clair

Events venues – Reception rooms
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Paris, 75116

The Pavillon Dauphine was built on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, at the bottom of Avenue de l'Impératrice, now known as......

Number of meeting rooms 5

Theater max. capacity 480

Max capacity seated diner 780

Cocktail max. capacity 1040

Pavillon Kléber

Events venues – Reception rooms
7 rue Cimarosa, Paris, 75016

In the peaceful streets of the 16th district of Paris, the Pavillon Kléber is located mid-way between the Arc de Triomphe and......

Number of meeting rooms 9

Theater max. capacity 200

Max capacity seated diner 250

Cocktail max. capacity 270

Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild

Events venues – Reception rooms
11 rue Berryer, Paris, 75008

This exceptional private mansion, listed as a historical monument, is located in the heart of the golden triangle. Neoclassic and......

Number of meeting rooms 9

Theater max. capacity 400

Max capacity seated diner 350

Cocktail max. capacity 1300

Espace Evénements du Parc Floral de Paris

Events venues – Reception rooms
SEPE – Parc Floral de Paris - Route du Champ de Manœuvre, Paris, 75012

A place for an event, breath for real ! Located in the heart of Parc Floral de Paris, the events' center offers you a unique......

Number of meeting rooms 6

Theater max. capacity 5000

Max capacity seated diner 8500

Cocktail max. capacity 12000

Le Château de Ferrières

Events venues – Reception rooms
Le Château de Ferrières, rue du Château, BP 49, Ferrières-en-Brie, 77164

Le Grand Salon, le Salon de l'Entrevue,lLe Salon de la Baronne... plus de 1000 m² d'espaces et un parc de 132 ha à deux pas de......

Number of meeting rooms 19

Theater max. capacity 220

Max capacity seated diner 2200

Cocktail max. capacity 2600

Pavillon Cambon Capucines

Events venues – Reception rooms
46 rue Cambon, Paris, 75001

Close to the Place Vendôme and Opéra Garnier, the Pavillon Cambon Capucines offers an outstanding location at the heart of Paris,......

Number of meeting rooms 5

Theater max. capacity 900

Max capacity seated diner 610

Cocktail max. capacity 1200

Campus Serge Kampf Les Fontaines

Events venues – Reception rooms
67 route de Chantilly, Chantilly, 60500

Close to the Charles de Gaulle Airport, in a space specially designed to respect the environment, Les Fontaines offers an......

Number of meeting rooms 60

Theater max. capacity 450

Cocktail max. capacity 150

Hôtel d'Évreux

Events venues – Reception rooms
19 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

Situated at Place Vendôme, this mansion invites you to discover the unique atmosphere of its luxurious rooms which are able to......

Number of meeting rooms 5

Theater max. capacity 275

Max capacity seated diner 210

Cocktail max. capacity 350

Maison de la Mutualité - GL Events

Congress and exhibition centre | Events venues – Reception rooms
24 rue Saint-Victor, Paris, 75005

Opened in 1931 by President Paul Doumer, the Maison de la Mutualité has emerged over the years as a unmissable meeting place of......

Number of meeting rooms 20

Theater max. capacity 1780

Max capacity seated diner 700

Cocktail max. capacity 1200

Palais Brongniart - GL Events

Congress and exhibition centre | Events venues – Reception rooms
16 place de la Bourse, Paris, 75002

Inaugurated in 1826 and located between the place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum, the Greco-Roman-style building was home......

Number of meeting rooms 16

Theater max. capacity 600

Max capacity seated diner 550

Cocktail max. capacity 1500