Where to stay in Paris for conferences? - Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Exposition Paris, Porte de Versailles, Palais des Sports, Tour Montparnasse, rue de Commerce, Parc André Citreon, Parc Georges Brassens, Ballon de Paris
The Parisians who populate this district consider it a blessing in disguise not to have a major landmark within its borders. They can get on with ordinary, daily life and leave the business of looking after tourists to their fellow citizens in the higher profile parts of the city. Residents choose to live in the modern apartment blocks in the western quarter, overlooking the Seine, or the elegant Haussmannian buildings to the east between Tour Montparnasse and Exposition Paris Porte de Versailles and Palais des Sports. This area is the best place to stay for Expo Paris.
Removed from the district's busy commercial thoroughfares of rue de Commerce and Vaugirard and rue de la Convention are quiet residential streets and squares and the boulangeries, epiceries and cafés that service them. Parc André Citroën beside the Seine and home to the Ballon de Paris, and Parc Georges Brassens at its eastern edge more than help the neighbourhood reach its quota of decent green spaces necessary for it to qualify as typically Parisian.
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Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles
- A major venue for conventions, trade fairs and exhibitions
Palais des Sports at Porte de Versailles
Accessability for both venues is key to their huge success with Metro and Tramway stations directly outside and the Peripherique (city ring road) running just behind.
Walk to your conference along rue de Vaugirard which spans the 6th and 15th arrondissements.
Starting at the Luxembourg Gardens and finishing at Chez Clement (which never closes) at Place de la Porte de Versailles, it is the longest street in Paris at 4.3k (and has 6 metros stops along it). You will deserve a coffee when you arrive!
Place du Commerce
- a living and shopping focal point towards the Eiffel Tower end of the district.
The beautiful Square de la Place du Commerce beside the metro station
And across the street is the renowned, Eric Kayser's artisan bakerie - witness the busy lines at lunch and evening times at his shops here and in Sainr Germain.
The location was great and we…
… enjoyed being within the city but far enough out to enjoy the people. Close to all that we needed.
Marie Parks, USA, March 2014 | stayed in Rue Lecourbe in Convention
Parc George Brassens
Ponds, lawns, groves of trees, a vineyard, climbing stones, beehives and rose, medicinal and aromatic plant gardens - all in one, eight hectare park!
The bell tower and buildings of the old fish and horse markets on the park site were retained, and house an antique books market at weekends.
The popular Cafe Arthur et Juliette outside the main entrance to Parc George Brassens
The junction of rue de la Convention and rue de Vaugirard
- the geographic and operational centre of the district
Parc Andre Citreon
- a 14 hectare park located on the left bank of the Seine and built on the site of a former Citreon car plant!
Get a unique, bird's eye view of Paris on board Aeroparis, the world's biggest tethered air-balloon with a flight altitude of up to 300 metres.
The park has a pair of impressively tall greenhouse pavilions housing exotic plants.
Balard Metro station ...
... at Parc Andre Citreon, is the terminus for line 8 and is surrounded by a range of great food stores.
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is an ideal base in Paris from which to access Chateau de Versailles.
- 20 minutes on the RER C train from Javel station