Paris, the "City of Light," is one of the international MICE capitals, drawing millions of tourists from around the world every year. It is a glorious city renowned for its café culture, fine dining, and high fashion, among many more attractions. Paris also has one of the most comprehensive transportation networks in the world. The city is served by three commercial airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris Orly, and Beauvais-Tillé. Visitors can choose from taxis, buses, shuttle services, airport coaches, or the RER train service to get to the city center or around in the city.
One of the two main venues in Paris for conventions, congresses, and exhibitions is Le Palais des Congrés de Paris that is attached to the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile and right across from Le Meridien Etoile. The Palais des Congrés has 32,000 square meters of event space, which includes 19,000 square meters of exhibition areas, 4 auditoriums, 20 breakout rooms, 85 meeting rooms, and a VIP Club. The other venue is the Paris expo Porte de Versailles, which has 221,235 square meters of customizable space, including 8 pavilions, 2 auditoriums, 32 meeting rooms, and 21,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition space.
The best hotels in Paris for conferences and events include Pullman Paris Montparnasse that has more than 4,000 square meters of meeting and banquet space; Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, which has over 2,900 square meters of event space and 25 modular meeting rooms; Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center that has 55 event rooms; Westin Paris - Vendôme with 2,000 square meters of total meeting space; and Le Meridien Etoile, with over 2,300 square meters of total meeting space and 1,025 guest rooms.
Other popular MICE hotels close to the famed Palace of Versailles are the Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles; Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles; Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel; Pullman Château de Versailles; and Novotel Château de Versailles hotels. Airport properties with great meeting spaces include the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport; the Hyatt Regency Paris - Charles de Gaulle; the Paris Marriott Charles de Gaulle Airport; and the Hilton Paris Orly Airport.