Why you should stay in a Courbevoie hotel
Opting for a hotel in Courbevoie will place you just two kilometres from the centre of Paris' financial district, La Défense. Courbevoie is home to some of the tallest buildings in the metropolitan area, and is exceptionally well served by public transport, with Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Beauvais–Tillé Airport (BVA) nearby.
What makes this area special?
The name 'Courbevoie' comes from the Latin '**curva via**', meaning 'curved road', and reputedly refers to the Roman road running from Paris to Normandy, which had to make a distinctly curved detour around the hill on which modern Courbevoie sits. The area is certainly one of France's most important business districts. Many of the world's leading companies are located in the Courbevoie and Paris area, making business here some of the most dynamic worldwide.
What business experiences does the area offer?
Paris’s La Défense neighbourhood is one of the most important business districts in the world. A quarter of the business activity here is in banking, and another quarter comprises the energy and petrochemical industry. Fifteen of the largest global companies are headquartered in La Défense, which is responsible for ten percent of France's gross domestic product (GDP). Around 420 trade shows take place each year in the area's many excellent conference centres. The events focus on a range of topics spanning the agriculture, audiovisual, well-being, and motor industries and more. Events include the international boat show, Nautic; the international aeronautical and space fair; Equip'Baie, France's only specialist exhibition for the building and architectural trades; and Enova Paris, which attracts professionals from across the technical industries. The region's renewal plan will further promote La Défense as an economic centre conducive to world business. Improvements in the area's rail infrastructure are connecting the capital even more with its surroundings, simplifying commutes in preparation for future economic expansion.
What is there to do around my Courbevoie hotel?
Attracting over eight million tourists a year, Paris' financial district is the largest retail space in Europe. It is the setting for a massive Christmas market, as well as numerous important humanitarian demonstrations. La Défense’s open air museum includes almost sixty monumental sculptures by some of the world's greatest artists. Additionally, while staying in a Courbevoie hotel, you'll see that the area is home to l'Espace Carpeaux, a cultural complex with an eclectic programme of performances and events.