One of Europe's best kept secrets, Bordeaux offers an exciting range of diverse MICE venues with a stylish modern hotel and transport system. Add to this the endless options for evening or gala events at the myriad of exclusive local chateaux and even river cruises it’s hard to find reasons not to come to the ‘Port de la Lune’.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux is guaranteed to bring a touch of regal glamour to your event. Whether in the 18th century Palais de la Bourse (800 capacity), the nearby Grand Hotel (130 rooms) with its majestic foyer and function rooms or the Hotel de Sèze and the Burdigala, the city boasts truly exceptional world class MICE venues which cannot fail to impress your clients and business partners.
A profusion of future projects such as the 'Guggenheim-esque' Cité du vin, Darwin (eco-business) project, Euratlantique business park are well under way. Contemporary chic locations such as the trendy (Philippe Starck designed) Mama Shelter offer cutting edge meeting spaces with city views. Hangar 14 has a 5400m² two-story event space with a riverside terrace. Nearby, the Cité Mondiale has a large selection of seminar rooms seating from 20 to 1200 guests. Sublime architecture meets viticultural heritage with the grandiose Opera House and customised Millesima 200 year old wine cellars.
Beside the Exhibition park and the 42 000 capacity Matmut Atlantique Stadium is the elegant and spacious Palais des Congrès. This graceful modern lakeside conference venue is linked to the centre by tram and 10 minutes from the airport. With 3000m2 available, its three high-tech auditorium can host up to 1850 people with full Wifi and caterer access. While the nearby hotel district has an impressive 1400 rooms for a range of budgets. The perfect complement to your meeting, local river dinner cruises hosting up to 300 people can transport you directly to a luxury chateaux for your gala event. The wide range of chateaux around Bordeaux gives you the option of hosting your receptions surrounded by vineyards while indulging in the local claret.With an unrivaled selection for MICE, Bordeaux will bring a touch of French class and classical elegance to your event.
Serving 55 scheduled routes with its international airport, Bordeaux will soon see the arrival of a high-speed 2-hour rail link with Paris in 2017.
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The Bordeaux Convention Bureau is a nonprofit association promoting Bordeaux and its region as a business destination for meetings, incentive trips, congresses and exhibitions (MICE). The Bordeaux Convention Bureau is a privileged contact for corporate and association planners. Our team will source out the best venues, service providers and activities to suit the event organiser's needs.