Bercy, the palais omnisport

BERCY (UK) 8 boulevard de Bercy Paris 12 Tel: 33.1.40.02.60.60 Fax: 33.1.40.02.60.29 Email: dgpopb@bercy.fr Website: www.bercy.fr

Bercy

The palais omnisport de Paris Bercy (POPB) is a spectacular architectural creation from architects Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat. It is pyramid-shaped and has grass walls all around and a 6 000 feet roof only supported by four poles. It opened in February 1984 and is the largest venue in France having the capacity to attend 3500 to 17 000 spectators. In the past 25 years it has presented more than 46 different sports events from Basketball to Windsurf, Tennis to Go Kart. Also, the most talented artists have performed in this famous arena. Last but not least, it can also transform to an ice skating rink.

Standing in the city of Paris, easy to access, near the river Seine and the train stations, it is an arena with a great sound which presents more than 110 events a year. The venue is city owned and is surrounded by a very nice park and the ministry of finance.

CONCERTS http://www.bercy.fr/programme/concert

Shakira 13-14 June 2011 / Iron Maiden 27-28 June 2011 / George Michael 3rd October 2011 / Britney Spears 6th October 2011 / Rihanna 20-21st October 2011 /

SPORTS http://www.bercy.fr/programme/sport

World Championship Judo 23-28 August 2011 /

SPECTACLES http://www.bercy.fr/programme/spectacle

Mozart L’opéra Rock 8th-10th July 2011 / Harry Potter – Les reliques de la mort 3D Mardi 12 juillet 2011 /

Bercy is very easy to access with public transport :


Métro : Ligne n°14 : St Lazare / Olympiades / Station “Bercy” / Ligne n°6 : Nation / Charles de Gaulle – Etoile / Station “Bercy” / Ligne n°1 : Château de Vincennes / La Défense Station “Gare de Lyon”

RER : RER A : La Défense / Vincennes / Station “Gare de Lyon” / RER D : Gare du Nord / Gare de Lyon / Station “Gare de Lyon”

Bus : Ligne 24 : Gare St-Lazare / Parc de Bercy / Station “Gare de Bercy” / Ligne 87 : Champ de Mars / Porte de Reuilly / Station “Gare de Bercy” / Ligne 20 : Gare St-Lazare / Gare de Lyon / Station “Gare de Lyon” / Ligne 63 : Porte de la Muette / Gare de Lyon / Station “Gare de Lyon” / Ligne 65 : Gare de Lyon / Porte de la Chapelle / Station “Gare de Lyon” /

Balabus : La Défense / Gare de Lyon / Station “Gare de Lyon”