Located just 35 minutes south of Paris, Chilly-Mazarin hotels are situated at a crossroads linking the capital with the rest of the region. A strategically placed venue for business travellers, about 300 companies are based in the town. These include Boyues, BSA International, UPS and Sanofi Aventis Research Centre, along with 50 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
What will I discover that is unique?
The site of four business parks just outside of Paris, Chilly-Mazarin is also a beautiful banlieue with roots in the 16th century. Architecture from the period proliferates, giving the town a feeling of grandeur that is conducive to its modern economic strength in digital business.
What can I expect from business life?
Just 35 minutes from central Paris, Chilly-Mazarin provides executives with an attractive events programme set in the context of a charming suburban town. Digital technology is the main focus in Chilly-Mazarin, although you will also find more generalised topics like entrepreneurship and international business law discussed too. Chilly-Mazarin's events calendar includes seminars and working groups for start-ups, plus frequent presentations from industry and country-wide innovation incubators such as IONIS 361. This is a collaboration between 20 leading technology schools, and the IONIS Group works to catalyse technological innovation. Top business and technology research institutions are regularly invited to speak in Chilly-Mazarin, and executives can also benefit from event series such as DojoNights (after-work business improvement seminars) and FoodTechClub (dinners with start-ups in the Food Tech sector). All are hosted at Chilly-Mazarin's four business parks, of which the largest is La Vigne aux Loups.
What else can I do from my hotel in Chilly-Mazarin?
Be calmed by some harmonic sounds at the conservatory for music near your Chilly-Mazarin hotel, or enjoy the ballet at the conservatory for dance. Keen musicians can also participate in the orchestra, and a number of music groups meet here regularly. The Mediateque in Chilly-Mazarin is stacked full of resources and also holds Friday dinner events encouraging cultural exchange. Look out for their annual 'Place the Bubble' comic event, a month-long schedule of trade shows, meetings and themed brunches. The François Truffaut Cinema shows an eclectic programme of arthouse films, and the theatre is equally vibrant. The town also has a swimming pool and several high-quality leisure centres where you can sweat it out after a long day.