Summer news

Discover all the Parisian news of the season relating to hotels, event venues, restaurants and services!

Opening of trendy hotels such as Okko Hotels Gare de l'Est or Le Grand Quartier, new high-tech venues for your events with Rive Montparnasse Business Center or Kluster Convention Center, and more on the cultural scene with the new Cité de l'Economie. Paris reserves many surprises for you this summer!

Accommodation

Hôtel du Louvre - June

Hotel du Louvre bar Officine du Louvre

After a two-year revamp the Hôtel du Louvre unveils its new look! A few steps from the Comédie Française, this hotel has added modern touches to its Second Empire style. The 164 rooms, including 58 suites, are bathed in light and have balconies overlooking the Opéra Garnier, the Comédie Française or the Louvre.  The hotel's 8 lounges, available for private hire and ranging from 19 to 137 m², evoke the world of artists who have marked its history, such as Victor Hugo, Camille Pissaro or Jules Verne.

Okko Gare de l’Est - July

OKKO Hotels Gare de l'Est vue trains

Okko Hotels is a brand offering hospitality that is in tune with today’s lifestyle requirements and has opened its second Parisian establishment at the Gare de l'Est! The 4-star Okko Hotels Gare de l'Est with 170 rooms is the first of a new generation of Okko hotels. It retains the trendy look of the chain, which is part of its DNA, but has rethought the interiors - now warmer and more elegant - with the help of Studio Catoir, as well as the ergonomics of the rooms. The latter feature natural and raw materials, designer furniture and delicate colours. On the roof, a 2,000 m² landscaped garden is accessible to the public.

Le Grand Quartier - September

Hotel le Grand Quartier chambre

In the 10th arrondissement, the future Hotel Le Grand Quartier is set to offer a new vision of ‘urban well-being’ for lifestyle and socializing. The rooms, the Café, the meeting spaces (titled ‘Studios’) and the Shop are laid out around a large central garden that is accessible to all and which is a great place for locals and travellers to intermingle. The 84 rooms, from XS to L in size, are bright and modern in design, like a loft and artist's studio rolled into one. Available for private hire, the Studios are modular and equipped with natural light; and welcome your events for up to 36 people.

Event venues

Kluster Convention Center 

Kluster Business Center

Just opposite the Gare de Lyon train station, close to the Seine riverbanks, Kluster, new events venue signed Sodexo Prestige, combines business, well-being and connectivity to stimulate creativity. The 12 modular meeting rooms each with their own atmosphere and a 160-seat auditorium with cutting-edge technology enable you to organize any type of business event here. And other plus points are a cocktail bar with views of Paris and a private rooftop (90 people) with trendy decor on the 18th floor!

Paris Society has a new eco-friendly offering 

Les Pavillons des Étangs, Paris

Paris Society launches a new ‘SLOW WORK’ concept for events at 4 of its venues: Paris Longchamp, the Pavillons des Etangs, the Château de Longchamp and the Jardins de la Bagatelle. Fully eco-friendly, this option offers a real break in a bucolic setting to host an event, breathe and reconnect. Environmentally-friendly places and activities, 100% organic food with short supply chains, producers with a commitment to the environment, and minimization of waste. Hold your breakfast, seminar, study day, conference or even sustainable teambuilding event here for up to 3,000 people!

Rive Montparnasse – June

Rive Montparnasse Business Center lobby

Facing the Montparnasse Tower, Rive Montparnasse Business Center is one of the top events venues in the west of Paris. Contemporary and cosy, with modern architecture, soft colours, natural materials and comfy furniture, the hotel has lofty spaces with natural light streaming in through its huge glass roof. 250 m² of modular spaces, a 250-seat auditorium, 22 meeting rooms, and two lobbies of 700 m² and 220 m² respectively welcome any type of event up to 800 people in cocktail party format.

Chateauform’ City Liège Saint-Lazare - June

City Liège Saint-Lazare - Terrasse , Paris

Renovated around the theme of artistic creation, Châteauform' City Liège Saint-Lazare opens in an elegant townhouse, near the Grands Magasins, in June. It has an exhibition gallery and live artists. The 8 meeting rooms with a surface area of 33 to 55 m² and evocative names — Boutique du Musée, the Matériauthèque, the Studio photo, the Mécènes, the Atelier … — are available for private hire (up to 40 people), as are the 5 lofts (50 m²) (up to 16 people). For afterwork events or dinners, cuisine by the resident chef, 4 dining rooms and the inner courtyard are available for private hire.

Citéco - Cité de l’Economie - June

Citéco, Paris

Citéco, the Cité de l’Economie is the first interactive European museum dedicated to the economy. The museum presents a well-illustrated introduction to the economy over an exhibition space of 2,400 m². Housed in the Hôtel Gaillard, an historical monument that was in turn a private residence, a banking branch from 1923 to 2006 and then the Cité de l'Economie, this institution aims to facilitate an understanding of what the economy is. Various original spaces, such as the Salle des Coffres, a 200 m² terrace and a 96-seat auditorium are available for private hire and can host up to 160 people for a cocktail reception.

Eating out

Bistro des Champs 

Bistro des Champs - salle premier étage

Situated on the most beautiful avenue in the world, this new, typically Parisian address offers an authentic atmosphere and a menu inspired by the great classics of French gastronomy. A period bar, checked tablecloths and bistro chairs give the restaurant a retro look and make it a friendly place where it is pleasant to drop in at any time of the day. The 2nd floor of the Bistro des Champs is available for private hire for up to 70 people for a sit-down meal and 100 for a cocktail party, and the restaurant also has 2 semi-private areas, for up to 30 people seated and 40 for a cocktail party.

Grand Café Capucines Opéra 

Le Grand Café Capucines - Terrasse couverte, Paris

The Grand Café Capucines, a renowned brasserie on the Grands Boulevards, has had a makeover! Remodelled by Studio Toro & Liautard with new modern features, this establishment can be hired for your private event for up to 220 people. Four spaces (the winter garden, Grande Salle, the new American bar and the Indian lounge on the first floor) each have their own atmosphere for all occasions. On the menu, the best producers and artisans: exceptional meat products from butchers in the Nivernais area, seafood arrives in the night direct from Rungis, and ice-cream desserts are crafted by Philippe Urraca, Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

Services

Open Tour Paris

Open Tour Moulin Rouge

Open Tour Paris, a Hop on Hop off bus service, offers a new private-hire service for all types of events. Step aboard this 4-metre-high double-decker vehicle and visit the capital on a tailor-made tour for an unforgettable seminar or cocktail reception for up to 65 people! Choose from a bunch of activities including teambuilding in Europe's first travelling escape game, with the possibility of having musicians on board or tasting products. You can also deck the bus out in your company's colours.

Performances Net 

Performances Net - Vaux-Le-Vicomte, Paris © OTCP

Looking for a sporty and original teambuilding event? Performances Net, a specialist in the organization of seminars and events, now offers your teams the opportunity to get ready for the 2024 Olympic Games! Discover four disciplines on a unique Olympic itinerary with indoor rowing, archery, fencing and Laser Biathlon rifle shooting! This immersive activity, for 40 to more than 150 participants, is supervised by athletes and coaches from the corresponding disciplines. 

Byke&Co 

Byke & Co zoom vélo

Explore Paris in an offbeat way with Byke&Co! The concept? An enormous bicycle with 10 pedals and seats for 4 passengers to set out and discover the French capital in a sporty and ecological way. The company has recently acquired a second bicycle and now offers teambuilding events for up to 30 people (on 2 bicycles), with several on board options: the Beer Bike to enjoy sightseeing whilst quenching your thirst, or the Brunch Bike with a stop in front of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy a competitive breakfast opposite the ‘Iron Lady’.