Why should I reserve a hotel in Nanterre?
Located in the western suburbs of Paris along the banks of the River Seine, a hotel in Nanterre is the ideal location for the business traveller who wishes to have an alternative to the French capital. Moreover, a part of Nanterre is home to the La Défense business district, the location for some of the area's largest skyscrapers and France's biggest corporations.
Why should I choose Nanterre as my next business destination?
With excellent local transport connections allowing you to be in the heart of Paris within 15 minutes, reserving a hotel in Nanterre gives you the opportunity to be within easy reach of one of the world's leading financial centres while being able to stay in quieter, more peaceful surroundings.
An example of the town's commitment to the environment is the town's largest green space, Parc André-Malraux, which offers visitors a welcoming and relaxing break a natural setting.
What should I take note of if I'm coming on business?
Home to over 2500 enterprises, the La Défense business district is partly covered by Nanterre and is one of Europe's busiest areas for economic activity. Companies from sectors as diverse as banking, insurance, communications and energy have all left their Paris locations to move their headquarters to here, showing the area's power and attraction.
The growth of the town after the Second World War not only came about through business activity. France's second largest university, and one of its most prestigious, 'Université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense' is situated here. A hub for innovative teaching, it is one of the country's leaders in research and attracts around 20% of its students from other countries.
What can I see and do if I reserve a hotel in Nanterre?
Throughout the year there are also a number of festivals which take place in Nanterre. A street arts festival, named Parade, attracts 40,000 people over two weekends at the start of June with dance, music and theatre performances.
Every two years in the month of October, the Declic multimedia festival exhibits digital art and offers workshops to its visitors.
And finally, as winter starts to arrive, during a weekend at the end of November, Nanterre is home to an agricultural festival, giving people the chance to sample produce from regions across all of France.