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Paris&Co and ArchiTrip have joined their expertise to create Paris Business Tours dedicated to foreign leaders. You will be able to visit key cultural and residential buildings of interest and meet with project stakeholders.

Each itinerary will last around 2 hours 30 minutes. They are available for groups from 10 to 15 participants, either in French, or English, or Chinese or Italian at a minimum price of 540 euros HT.

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ArchiTrip was founded by architect Delphine Aboulker-Soriano and historian Christine Hoarau-Beauval in 2014.

Both specialists in 20th-century architecture and urban planning in Paris, they share a common goal of raising awareness and appreciation of Modern constructions and the contemporary urban landscape.


Business tours: Sustainable City

You can choose between 2 business tours: "From the 104 Centquatre to the Halle Pajol: Recreating sustainable ties with an existing urban environment" and "The Réunion eco-neighborhood in the 20th arrondissement: exploring new possibilities for sustainable urban planning"

  • 1 - From the 104 Centquatre to the Halle Pajol: Recreating sustainable ties with an existing urban environment

The three mainstays of sustainable urban renewal are economic, social and environmental. A fourth mainstay, culture, helps recreate ties with residents and improve their quality of life and the attractiveness of the area in question.

These fundamental principles have guided the conversion of a vast zone located between the Bassin de la Villette and the Pajol joint development zone in the 19th arrondissement. Urban renewal projects have made exemplary use of available resources and become forums for unique cultural programs, thereby successfully rebuilding ties with the existing urban environment.

At the 104 Centquatre, a cultural institution located on the site of a former municipal funeral parlor, art in all possible forms engages the visitor.

An animated platform of spaces dedicated to artistic creation, the site facilitates dialogue between art and the territory it occupies. Nearby, the Halle Pajol, a former SNCF facility, has been converted to house a youth hostel, a library, commercial space, offices and a vast garden under a spectacular wooden facade.

The itinerary of the Business Tour includes 5 different places:

  1. Rotonde Stalingrad - Barrière Saint-Martin (Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, 1788 / converted into a restaurant and cultural center, 2011)
  2. Magasins Généraux buildings (rebuilt and converted into a youth hostel, Chaix & Morel et Associés, 2008)
  3. Residential buildings on rue Riquet (RH+ Architecture, 2012)
  4. The 104 Centquatre (a former municipal funeral parlor, converted into a cultural center, Atelier Novembre, 2008)
  5. Halle Pajol (a former train facility, converted into a multi-cultural center, Jourda Architectes, 2013)

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  • 2 - The Réunion eco-neighborhood in the 20th arrondissement: exploring new possibilities for sustainable urban planning

A series of initiatives in the Réunion-Père Lachaise eco-neighborhood demonstrates new technical and aesthetic approaches and ways of creating ties within an existing urban context.

With its ambitious energy-conservation goals, the Fréquel- Fontarabie block takes a visionary approach to sustainable development. The project includes 105 renovated or newly constructed social-housing units as well as public spaces and services. It is also an example of participatory design: residents were involved in its conception via an innovative program of workshops. The Fréquel-Fontarabie block received recognition for its energy-conservation efforts during France’s first sustainable city conference in November 2009.

The Eden Bio development is composed of open-air alleyways with small townhouses built around a core building covered in vegetation. Two greenhouses frame the entrances, a tribute to the area’s agricultural heritage.

The itinerary of the Business Tour includes 3 different places:

  1. The Fréquel-Fontarabie mixed-use development (105 social-housing units - a municipal daycare center  - a maternal and child protection and family planning center  - 4 commercial spaces - a 1000-square-meter public and community garden - 2 streets - 1 plaza - 70 parking spaces; coordinating architect Eva Samuel, 2012)
  2. Residential buildings (LAN Architecture, 2011)
  3. The Planchat-Vignoles mixed-use development, also known as Eden Bio (99 housing units - 12 artist’s ateliers; OAL-Édouard François, 2008)

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Business tour: Innovation

  • Startups in the heart of Paris: exploring the city’s creative and innovative core

Today this area of central Paris located in the 2nd and 3rd arrondissements is a hub for major players and events of digital innovation at the national and international level. It is also home to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), a French institution dedicated to training, research and dissemination of scientific and technical culture since 1794.

In line with cultural changes, this experimental laboratory contributes to the evolution of digital technology and art by encouraging creativity, discussion, sharing and exchange.

Major digital trendsetters and centers for innovation, including the Gaîté Lyrique, a cultural establishment at the crossroads of creative expression, innovation and digital cultures of all forms (music, theater, dance, design, fashion). It is also home to one of the biggest cultural entrepreneur residencies in France.

Creator of NUMA, the Silicon Sentier association brings together 150 companies, community events and workshops, a job board, a co-working space and a test and acceleration program for French startups.

The itinerary of the Business Tour includes 4 different places:

  1. Gaîté Lyrique (Jules Cusin, 1862, converted and refurbished by Manuelle Gautrand, 2011)
  2. NUMA «Numérique et Humain» (“Digital and Human”) (Silicon Sentier, 2013)
  3. Microsoft Ventures (Microsoft France, 2013)
  4. Mozilla Foundation (townhouse, Firmin Perlin, 1778, converted into an incubator and office space, 2013)

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...Other Business Tours are coming soon!

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