VILLEPINTE Exhibition Hall - Railway Station in Paris
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History and Surroundings of the Villepinte exhibition Hall
The Villepinte exhibition Hall is a collection of buildings on 135 hectares in the commune of Villepinte (Seine-Saint-Denis), north of Paris.
Construction of the exhibition center
The Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry was entrusted with its construction at the end of the 1970s. This will be done in conjunction with the Palais des Congrès real estate company: 240,000 m2 of buildings will be built and developed thanks to the project Designed between 1980 and 1992 by the architect François-Régis Pelletrat with his architecture company CAR. Among the works produced are the large 300-meter long gallery and three conference centers with several numbered exhibition halls. The inauguration of the site took place in December 1982, but construction will not be complete until a decade later. Since its creation, the useful floor area of exhibitions has increased from 70,000 m2 in 1982 to 242,000 m2 in 2010, with nine halls, and is expected to gradually reach 350,000 m2, encroaching on the territory of the nearby municipality of Tremblay-en- La France.
Operation of the Villepinte exhibition center
Villepinte is home to buildings that very often host congresses and international conferences since it was inaugurated in 1982. It is known as the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition center or the Villepinte exhibition center and ranks first in the ranking of exhibition parks French. Villepinte also ranks first in the ranking of exhibition centers in Europe. The Villepinte exhibition center has received more than 2 million visitors in 2016, many of which are thousands of professionals. These places also host exhibitions dedicated to non-professional audiences. It also hosts political, religious and other congresses and conventions dealing with various themes. The Parc des Expositions de Villepinte is ideally located less than 30 km from Paris, 10 km from Le Bourget Airport and just a 15-minute drive from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport.
History and Surroundings of the Villepinte Exhibition center
According to its etymology, Villepinte is a term that would come from the Latin villa picta, referring to a highly decorated and fabulously well-furnished residence in ancient architecture. The country of L'Aulnoye in the eighteenth century received the praise of the learned Abbot Leboeuf. According to him, it was a small paradise located to the west of Paris, on the road to Meaux. These places also shelter a park of greenery, vestiges of the old forest of Bondy: the wood of the Tussion and the departmental forest park of the Powder mill of Sevran, separated from each other by the line of railway of Paris to Hirson and the Canal de l'Ourcq, the Seine-Saint-Denis is home to another fairground, also very famous: Le Bourget is located within the Bourget airport.
Tourist sites to visit around Villepinte
What to do beautiful in Villepinte when we discovered the whole installation of the exhibition park? Take the time to ask around and look at the map indicating what activities to practice to pass the time. This region contains large sites on the French heritage list. Villepinte is also known for the green space in which the exhibition center was built.
Aulnoye Regional Natural Area
Located 6.5km from the center of Villepinte, you can go for a walk in the garden, alone or with your family. The location of this space makes it a privileged place for speakers and other intellectuals to attend a congress.
The Gardens of Aubervilliers
These are parks and gardens in Aubervilliers, a town 18 minutes by car from Villepinte. You will discover a floral park, a Japanese garden or will have the opportunity to go for a walk in the open air, alone or with your family.
Where do tourists can enjoy their stay at Villepinte ?
Ibis Parc Villepinte Exhibition Center
This 3 star hotel is located less than 500m from the Villepinte exhibition center. The comfortable rooms are equipped with bathrooms and air conditioning. The hotel also offers rooms adapted for disabled guests. The hotel offers the possibility to relax on a terrace. The staff at the Ibis Parc will help you enjoy your stay. This multilingual staff will communicate pleasantly with you.
Kyriad hotel of Roissy Villepinte
This hotel is highly prized by those who come to the exhibitions in the park or take an exam. It receives the best opinions from customers. The hotel Kyriad offers rooms with beautiful decorations, modern and well kept. The hotel has a restaurant with good food.
Discover the Palace of scientific Discovery in Paris
The Palace of Discovery is located in the 8th arrondissement of the capital, and more specifically on avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It’s both a museum and a scientific cultural center. Which makes it an ideal place for all scientific and technical enthusiasts.
This museum was created in the year 1937 by two great men. They are none other than, JeanPerrin, who was a physicist, chemist and a politician at the same time, as well as the famous painter André Léveillé. These were very well-known men who had obtained the Nobel Prize in physics. They then created the Palace of Discovery, the purpose of which was to prove to young people that Man can overcome all the trials of the world. And more specifically, those concerned with the development of science and technology. Indeed, this museum offers various scientific experiments and demonstrations.
What to see ?
At the Discovery Palace, you will find all kinds of exhibits. Those that are temporarily exposed and those that are permanent. Among the temporary exhibitions, you have those entitled Love, Magnetic and many others. For the permanent exhibitions, you will find different rooms, including the rooms of astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics, life sciences, computer and digital sciences, d 'eurêka, and finally the news rooms. Other than the presentations, you could also see several kinds of activities. Namely, participate in various conferences, visit the planetarium, discover the ephemeral and multidisciplinary exhibition space, or take a guided tour of the entire palace and thus learn about its history and the different structures that compose it. In addition, you could also enjoy a few meals in the cafeteria.
How to get from Paris to the Villepinte Exhibition Center by car
The transfer from Paris to the “Parc des Expositions de Villepinte” is very fast by car. Take the Quai de Bercy then take the “Boulevard du Périphérique” before entering the A3 motorway, travel 27km to the Francilienne, then exit at Exhibition Center of Villepinte.