Survival Pack – How to Enjoy Paris During the GovTech Summit

Marie Tausig

04 November 2019

The GovTech Summit will be taking over Paris on November 14th 2019, welcoming thousands of entrepreneurs, start ups, ministers, and so on. In order to get the best experience, here are some guidelines to enjoy your stay with us!

HOW TO GET TO THE SUMMIT?

From the airport to Paris

Paris has two different airports: one in the north of Paris, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport and one in the south, Orly airport. 

From Orly Airport 

  • By taxi – You will find a taxi line just next to the arrival gate. 
  • By public transportation – Get the Orly bus to Denfert-Rochereau station. From this point you will be able to reach any point in Paris thanks to RER, metro or buses. 
  • By Orlyval – This is an automatic light metro which has three stops: Antony and two at Orly Airport. It is the fastest way to connect from Orly Airport to main public transportation (RER & metro lines). It will take 25 to 30 minutes to get to the city. 

Further transport details to get to Paris from Orly airport are available here

From Roissy – Charles de Gaulle Airport 

  • By taxi – You will find taxi line just next to the arrival gate. 
  • By public transportation – Take the RER B from “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1” station. It will take around 35 minutes to get to Paris-Chatelet. Form there use public transportation (RER, metro, buses) to get anywhere in Paris. 

Further transport details to get to Paris from Roissy airport are available here

From Paris to Palais Brongniart

  • By metro – Timetables and further transport details are available here
  • By taxi – There is a taxi rank outside arrivals from both Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at marie@public.com.

See you soon in Paris! 

THE VENUE

Palais Brongniart, L’ancienne Bourse de Paris

The Palais Brongniart is located in the heart of Paris in one of the most lively neighbourhoods of the French capital. 

16 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France

Website: http://www.palaisbrongniart.com/

Phone: +33 (0)1 83 92 20 20

Métro: Bourse (line 3), Grands Boulevards (lines 8 & 9)

Bus: lines n°20, 39, 48, 67, 74, 85 (‘Bourse’ stop)

HOW TO GET THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS

Sightseeing

Paris, is the ‘City of Love’, the ‘City of lights’ and also of cultural activities! The French capital is one of the cities with the largest amount of museums in the world. You can discover a bit more about French and European history in the Invalides, learn about French arts at Musée du Louvres or about fashion at Yves Saint-Laurent museum – to name just a few. 

Feel free to walk around the city to enjoy the main buildings such as the Eiffel tower or do some shopping in Les Champs-Elysée but don’t forget to get deeper into the city in some of the lesser-known neighborhoods where you can walk around without too many tourists. Walk around the Ourq canal or around Bastille place to feel the atmosphere. 

Station F  

A bit further down in Paris, you will find a place called Station F. It is the world’s largest startup campus in the world which was opened in 2017.

You will be able to go around the public spaces of the building which offers facilities such as an auditorium to attend an event or have a drink at La Felicità, the largest restaurant in Europe with different food trucks. It certainly a great way to experience the startup atmosphere! 

Station F, 5 Parvis Alan Turning, 75013 PARIS

Musée Grevin 

Just like the Madame Tussauds museum, Grévin museum plunges the visitor into iconic scenes and personality from the French world. From politics to singers or sport celebrities, this museum will be a time of magic.

Grévin museum, 10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 PARIS

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Cafes & Restaurants

Paris is a city full of little cafes and restaurants all over the place. While walking around the streets, feel free to become a real Parisian and sit in one of the little ‘terrasse’ facing the street, with an espresso and a croissant in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening you will enjoy the Parisian way of life! 

To help you get around, below you will find a selection of some of the best places near to the Summit: 

Chez Angelina 

One of the oldest cafes in the city, facing the Jardin des Tuileries, this cafe is well-known for its speciality, the Mont-Blanc pastry. Eat it with their famous hot chocolate and you’ll be ready to face a cold day in Paris. 

Anecdote: Coco Chanel used to spend plenty of time in this place and maybe you will sit where she designed her most famous masterpiece! 


Angelina, 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 PARIS

Popolare Pizzeria

This pizzeria is part of the Big Mamma galaxy, which is a group of a few trendy restaurants all over Paris.

Here you’ll eat very tasty Italian food, especially nice and cheap pizzas. Like the other restaurants of the Big Mamma galaxy, the pleasure of the eyes is not only on the plate at Pizzeria Popolare. Once again, the group sees things big in terms of décor by giving the place a chic tavern look with a façade entirely covered in alcohol bottles.

Good to know: One last thing, the place is turning into a live concert and club from Thursday to Saturday evenings until 2 a.m! 

Pizzeria Popolare, 111 rue de Réaumur, 75002 PARIS

Le Bouillon Chartier 



Nearby les Passages couverts, which is a must-see group of little streets full of bars, Le Bouillon Chartier is a typical French Brasserie built in 1896 in which you will find classic French cuisine, such as Choucroute or duck confit.

7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 PARIS

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Nightlife

Paris has bars and nightclubs all over the city where you can find all types of music and drinks you may want ! The city is also well-known for its hundreds of theatre room. Nonetheless, here are some spots where you can find a unique experience to enjoy a Parisian evening! 

Le Grand Rex 

In 1930, the owner of Olympia, the big concert room in Paris, decided to build a completely extravagant movie theatre. The Grand Rex was born! This can accommodate more than 5,000 spectators in over 2,000 m2 under a 30m roof painted with little stars. Since the 1930s people still come from all over the city to watch movies in Le Grand Large, the big screen ancestor of I-Max movie theatres. An amazing setting to watch the latest Tarantino or Marvel movies! 

Anecdote : Don’t miss visiting the backstage of this mythic movie theatre on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10: 00 to 6:00 PM.

Le Grand Rex, 1 Boulevard de la Poissonnière, 75002 PARIS

Folie Bergère

The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall located in the 9th Arrondissement. Opened in 1869 as the Folies Trévise, this institution of comic operas and popular music hall is a strong symbol of French and Parisian life. Enjoy a show or just visit the theatre to feel the fame and popularity from the French Belle Epoque, when Paris was known to be one of the most decadent and trendy places!

Folie Bergère, 32 rue Richer, 75009 PARIS

Haven’t got your ticket yet? Register and buy yours here.

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