Pavillon Paul Delouvrier at Parc de la Villette

This pavilion was designed by a Catalan architect utilising white marble from Spain, and located within the Parc de la Villette, it has a unique modern design that is used for temporary exhibitions and private corporate events.

About the Pavillon Paul Delouvrier

The Pavillon Paul Delouvrier was designed by the Catalan architect, Oscar Tusquets with a sleek and ultra modern appearance that incorporates three different geometric shapes to make up the main event and temporary exhibition rooms, which are oval, square and triangle.

The different rooms are separated by winter gardens and there are also three terraces that look out over the Parc de la Villette, and the pavilion itself is covered with white marble, which came from the Andalucia region of Spain.
Pavillon Paul Delouvrier architecture
In complete contrast to the registered historical monument in Paris called La Grande Halle, which is situated opposite, the Pavillon Paul Delouvrier was inaugurated in 1991 and named after the first President of Villette, who was responsible for developing the site into a major cultural area and expanse of green that we can all enjoy today.

However, the pavilion was completely renovated in 2011 to make the interior even more up to date and functional, in order to cater for a multitude of different events.  And with its light and airy interior, where guests can flow easily between the different shaped rooms and spaces, that now also has a cloakroom and reception desk, along with high tech equipment available for conferences, etc, making the Pavillon Paul Delouvrier now even more versatile.

Visiting the Pavillon Paul Delouvrier

As we have mentioned before, you will find this unusual building located within the Parc de la Villette, and it is situated opposite La Grande Halle along the Galerie de la Villette next to one of the themed gardens called the Jardin des Miroirs.
And being close to the entrance to this park in Paris, the nearest Metro station is on line 5 going from Bobigny through to Place d’Italie and you would need the Porte de Pantin stop.  However, the bus lines 75 and 151 will also get you close by, plus the Tramway via line T3b also has a stop close by as well.

Being a large park there are also several other options for public transport that are located all around the Parc de la Villette and these include the Metro station called the Porte de la Villette stop serving line 7, which is at the opposite end close to the Cite des Sciences and Argonaute Submarine.  Plus the Bus Lines 139, 150,152 and 330 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via Lines N13, N41, N42, N45 and N140 will also get you within walking distance.

For those of you with your own vehicle, you will find that there is a secure underground public paying car park open 24 hours a day all year round that is located under the Cite de la Music, with the pedestrian exit being opposite the Fontaine aux Lions, which is only a short walk from the Pavillon Paul Delouvrier.

Now when it comes to temporary exhibitions, these are hosted at different times and dates throughout the year, but the Pavillon Paul Delouvirer is mainly used for private events, corporate functions, parties, etc, with either the whole building or parts of it being able to be privatised, and you would need to contact then to discuss your requirements.