Construction work started in 1981 and the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (the venue’s original name) was inaugurated in February 1984. In 2019, the venue – now named AccorHotels Arena – celebrates its 35th anniversary.
To celebrate this milestone, the AccorHotels Arena displays a free exhibition in the main lobby open to the public from November 10, 2019 to summer 2020.
This major exhibition will celebrate 4 decades of shows (concerts, circus, sports…) with photos, videos and stories as well as different objects.
Guitar signed by Sting, NTM mechandising, album by Bruce Springsteen, BTS fans, Scorpions scarf and even a collection of tickets to Johny Halliday shows (male artist who performed the most there with 101 concerts, and for women, it's Dorothé with 57 shows!)...
Here's a sample of what you can expect from this exhibition.
Drake, Indochine, Elton John, Madonna, U2, Queen (...) they're featuring the exhibition especially through pictures, videos or stories about their show.
An exhibition telling the story of the venue (that welcomed 501 artists in 35 years!) through about 40 events (sporting, cultural, political, musical…) that hit the public as well as medias, artists and teams working on site daily. By the way, events named are gathered in decades: 80's, 90's, 2000's, 2010's...
An exhibition also reminding us of the construction of the POPB as well as its oh-so special architecture, including the former seats (those before the renovation in 2015)!
Since late September, the venue has launched a campaign on social networks to collect the audience’s best memories at the AccorHotels Arena. Don’t hesitate and share your story and/our pictures: your contributions will feed videos screened during the exhibition and will be mixed with artists’ who told their love for the place as well as videos of show producers and sport federations presidents also sharing their memories.
Even though the exhibit has started, Paris AccorHotels Arena keeps collecting stories and objects (such as your old concert tickets, for instance) to make the exhibition evolve.
Paris : un bar à chocolat Pierre Marcolini aux Jardins du Marais- We Are Knitters, le pop-up store pour les fans de tricot- Street BKK et ses grillades à la braise régalent le quartier de Saint-Germain-des-Prés- Le Méridien Etoile lance ses brunchs jazzy- Le Dalloyau Café s'installe aux Galeries Lafayette Gourmet- L'Hôtel InterContinental Paris Le Grand dévoile ses 3 nouvelles suites signature- Invader envahit la Tour Eiffel avec ses mosaïques- Que faire à Paris ce dimanche 24 novembre 2019- Que faire à Paris ce samedi 23 novembre 2019- Que faire à Paris ce vendredi 22 novembre 2019- Cité de la Gastronomie Paris-Rungis : ouverture prévue en 2024- Les nouveaux cocktails du Bar Joséphine du Lutetia- Le tea time de Nicolas Paciello au Fouquet's Paris- L'Inde au miroir des photographes, l'exposition au Musée Guimet- Guide du week-end
Dates and Opening Time
From 10 November 2019 to 15 March 2020
8 Boulevard de Bercy
75012 Paris 12
Métro ligne 6 ou 14 station "Bercy"
Les mercredis, samedis et dimanches de 10h à 19h, lorsqu'il n'y a pas d'événements, ainsi que tous les jours d'événement.