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LILLE GRAND PALAIS DESTINATION FOR CORPORATE MEETINGS


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Presentation……………….…………………………………………………..…………………4 Congress places…………………………………….……………………..………………….6 Convention, product launches, symposia…….…………………...…………8 Séminars, conferences, meetings…………………..............………………1: Evening events, galas, fashion shows ….………………….…….………..12 Lille………………………………………………………………………………..….……………..14 Transportation……………………………………………………………..………………..16 Hotels……………………………………………………………………………..………………..18 Activities………………………………………………………………………………………….20


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Put the pieces of your event together The audacity of architect Rem Koolhaas gave birth to an exceptional venue that houses three intercommunicating areas under the same roof: congress, exhibition and Zenith Arena. Unique in Europe, the 45 000 m² surface area can be shaped, shifted and shared to fit your projects! This audacious gamble allows your imagination to run wild.

Dreams can come true... Take over the venue for the duration of your event and transform it into whatever you desire. Whether it's just a simple meeting or an annual convention, a trade show, exhibition, or congress, Lille Grand Palais will twist and change on your command! So, if you need the whole shebang or just a single room, Lille Grand Palais provides a tailor-made solution, however big your event.

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ongress places

AuditoriumsPasteur - 500 seats

uban - 1 500 seats ith Arena - 4 500 seats

teur - 500 seats

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With 3 auditoriums, 28 committee rooms and the Zenith Arena, Lille Grand Palais can accommodate from 50 to 5 000 participants without the slightest hitch. Move in, take over and create your own ambiance: the whole place adapts and is, to all intents and purposes, yours. Lille Grand Palais provides you with a tailormade service and will help you with the smallest of details, from welcoming your guests to looking after their stay in Lille. You look after the subject matter and Lille Grand Palais will look after the rest.

Auditoriums Eurotop - 320 seats Pasteur – 500 seats Vauban – 1 500 seats Zénith Aréna – 4 500 seats Committee rooms 28, from 58m² to 600m², up to 125 people Multi-purpose areas Espace Flandres : up to 1 800 people Lille Métropole: up to 2 500 people Exhibition halls 28 000m² of exhibition space

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onventions, product launches, symposia

Bind, motivate and drive your teams by playing the creativity card! Lille Grand Palais' adaptable areas and allin-one service are available to make your event a huge success

Auditoriums Eurotop - 320 seats Pasteur – 500 seats Vauban – 1 500 seats Zénith Aréna – 4 500 seats

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eminars, conferences, meetings

Coming together and working in a friendly and pleasant environment. Lille Grand Palais makes sure your events are well orchestrated, guaranteeing that they run smoothly and efficiently. We provide an A to Z solution that may include hiring technical equipment, areas suited to your needs or catering. Auditoriums Eurotop - 320 seats Pasteur – 500 seats Vauban – 1 500 seats Zénith Aréna – 4 500 seats Committee rooms 28, from 58m² to 600m², up to 125 people Multi-purpose areas Espace Flandres : up to 1 800 people Lille Métropole: up to 2 500 people

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vening events, galas, fashion shows

Make your date one to remember by creating the ultimate event. Lille Grand Palais makes its prestigious rooms available for you to ignite your festive event in explosive style. Any reason to push the boat out and make your event one to remember.

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ZĂŠnith Arena Espaces Polyvalents 500 > 3 000 places Halls d'Expositions 20 000 m2


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ille

Where people and ideas collide Easy to get to, down-to-earth and proud of its past, fall under its spell as you're carried away to the cross-roads of modern-day Europe. The secrets of its past Lille's strategic position in Europe made it a popular destination for invaders in ancient times. The Flemish, English, Dutch and Spanish marched their armies through the town at one point or another leaving behind them a legacy of fascinating cosmopolitan architecture and astonishing relics, a real delight to discover! Down to earth and naturally generous It feels good to be in Lille. Each district has its story to tell, delicately proposing a mixture of luxury boutiques, pedestrianized streets bustling with stores, including the new Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps department stores, gastronomic restaurants and typical estaminets, art galleries and colourful markets... No end of things to do Sincerity, hospitality, a festive spirit and a sense of fun are an integral part of life in Lille where festivals, parades and breathtaking exhibitions take place all year round...

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ransportation

Lille has an enviable geographical location at the heart of Europe, making it remarkably easy to reach. Getting to Lille. By train Annually, 23 million passengers travel through Lille’s two train stations: Lille-Europe and Lille-Flandres. The latter, counting 16 million passengers per year and roughly 70,000 daily, is the second largest train station in France located outside of Paris and the largest regional train station in France. The stations serve 60 French cities daily. • 38 min from Brussels • 6: min from Paris • 8: min from London • 3h from Lyon • 3h2: from Strasbourg By plane There are 4 airports located less than 1h30 by train : • Lille-Lesquin airport (20 minutes • Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport (50 minutes) • Brussels International Airport (6: minutes) • Brussels South Charleroi Airport (1h3:) By car Lille promotes sustainable development and cares for the environment. We urge you to carpool if you can! Highway networks connect Lille to 7 European capitals : • Brussels (1 hour 2: minutes • Paris (2 hours) • Luxembourg (3 hours) • Amsterdam (3 hours) • London (3 hours 17 minutes) Getting around in Lille Public Transportation There are 2 metro lines and 2 tramway lines (with over 35 stops, connecting Lille to Roubaix and Tourcoing) and over roughly 60 bus lines. The bus, tramways, and metros are in-service everyday (excluding May 1st), from 5:30 a.m. to around midnight. For your events in Lille, consider purchasing the "Convention Pass" which allows the holder to use the city’s public transportation freely for the duration of the event.

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otels

7 000 hotel rooms within 30 minutes Wether you're looking for a four star luxury hotel or just a typical hotel room, there is a huge and varied choice of hotels in the Lille Metropolitan area. 3 000 hotel rooms only 10 minutes away Most of these hotels are located in the heart of the town centre close to Lille Grand Palais. There are 1 800 three to four star hotels and 1 200 two star hotels. The choice is also extremely practical; within a 20 minute walk of the Lille Grand Palais, there are over 3 000 hotel rooms. Sample Hôtels**** Hermitage Gantois****Lille Centre Lucien Barrière**** Carlton**** Lille Centre Crowne Plaza****Gare Hôtels*** Mercure*** Best Western*** Grand Hôtel Bellevue*** Mercure***Lille Centre Opéra Novotel*** Hôtels** All Seasons** Hôtel Kanai** Ibis Opéra**

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ctivities

Museums Monuments There are over 20 museums in the Greater Lille Metropolitan area. Among them are the Palais des Beaux-arts (Fine Arts Museum), whose vast collection is second only to the Louvre in Paris. The Musée de la Piscine in Roubaix is one of Europe’s most stunning museums. Built in the 193:’s, this swimming pool-turned-museum is a glorious study in Art Deco architecture and design. The Musée d’Art Contemporain in Villeneuve d’Ascq will wow contemporary art devotees and soon, the Louvre-Lens museum will open its doors 30 minutes from Lille. Our region’s belfries are symbols of a wealthy and powerful commercial past and today are registered on UNESCO’s world heritage list. From Lille’s Vieille-Bourse, (stock exchange building), to renovated textile mills and the region’s mining history, concrete evidence of a rich and varied past is around every corner

Gastronomy Have you heard of waterzoi, carbonnade flamande, or potchevleesch? These are just a few examples of Lille’s culinary heritage, certain to peak the interest of the most avid gourmet. From rich stews, tasty terrines and super-fresh seafood to fragrant cheeses and flavorful beers, food and drink here in the North are taken seriously. The Greater Lille Metropolitan area counts 1,285 restaurants , ranging from classic or inventive French cuisine and Flemish fare to ethnic foods of all sorts. And the region’s 1,000 cafés are lively and perfect spots to soak in the local color over a locally brewed beer. From refined Michelin-starred restaurants to cozy local estaminets, the gastronomic options are countless.

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Shopping and Nightlife Shopping The wide range of shops and styles available in Greater Lille will make even the most seasoned shopper’s head spin. The charming streets of the Vieux Lille house everything from trendy boutiques and well-known luxury fashion houses to art galleries and antique shops. And in the city center, the Printemps and Galeries Lafayette department stores offer an unrivaled selection of goods. Near Lille’s two train stations you’ll find Euralille, a shopping center with over 100 stores, designed by world-renowned architect and urban planner Jean Nouvel. And the colorful Wazemmes neighborhood will attract bargain-hunters and those looking for exotic items, from food to furniture. The Sunday morning market is a must-see!

Nightlife With 36 percent of Greater Lille’s population under 25 years old (the youngest Metropolitan area in France) and home to 100,000 French and international students, its easy to see why the nightlife here is tops.

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LGP destination for corporate meetings