Palais Omnisport Paris-Bercy
Officially known as the AccorHotels Arena since 2015, but more often referred to as its original name of the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, is one of the major sporting venues to be found in the French capital. Throughout the year it holds a host of sporting events to delight and amaze Parisians and visitors alike. With a seating capacity ranging from a modest 7,000 right up to 20,300 depending on the type of event being held, it offers a central location for spectator sport. Construction on the Palais Omnisports began in 1981 and it finally opened in 1984. Some of Paris’ most popular sporting events are held at this venue, including the Paribas ATP Masters which has been taking place here since 1984, the French Basketball Cup, the French Ice Hockey Cup Final and the Judo Grand Slam Paris amongst others.
The Palais Omnisports is well serviced by the city’s extensive public transport system too. This includes local trains as the arena is less than a kilometre from 3 major Paris train stations; Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris-Austerlitz and Paris-Bercy. In addition to this, there are numerous buses that stop at the Palais Omnisports on their route. Finally, the arena is also serviced by the incredible Parisian metro (station Bercy) which is a stop on 3 different lines.
Our serviced apartments, Fraser Suites Paris La Defense, are one of the most convenient hotels if you are attending an event at the Palais Omnisports. Lying on one of the same metro routes as the arena, it makes the journey easy and comfortable too. The fantastic location of our suites also makes exploring central Paris easy.
If you are visiting the capital to take in a sporting event, then the two bedroom apartments are perfect for families or larger groups. With a fully fitted kitchen, dining area, air conditioning, beautiful balcony views and an entertainment system, stay in Paris in style.
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