Bercy is famous for its arena, now called Accorhotels Arena. Most parisians still call it Bercy, a less commercial name. Bercy is by far the most popular and versatile sport and concert venue in the City of Lights. The Bercy district is nice for a stay. Enjoy its beautiful park and its metro connections to most sights in the city. Visit the amazing Cinematheque.
Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (POPB), nicknamed Bercy, is a polyvalent indoor sport and concert arena in Paris on the model of NYC Madison Square Garden. Located on the right bank of the Seine River east of the city, it has been fully renovated recently and renamed Accorhotels Arena. Bercy Arena is the venue of many concerts and sports events, including the famous Paris Masters. Bercy Arena has a truncated pyramid shape and is completely covered by inclined lawns. The seating varies from 7,000 to 18,000, depending on the event.
The Bercy district is quite pleasant for a stay: easy metro connection to Paris sights, large Bercy Park, Cinematheque Francaise, the Seine river and Bercy Village, the lovely Bercy restaurant and shopping area.
Bercy has a number of modern and confortable hotels, close to the park and to most sights by metro.
Pullman Paris Bercy: international 4 star confort. 2 minute walk to trendy Bercy Village shops and restaurants. 10 minute walk to Bercy through Bercy park. Fast metro connection to Paris top attractions.
Grand Hotel Dore: simple, affordable and very Parisian hotel. No tourist Paris district. 10 minute walk from Bercy.
Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon: modern, confortable, near Gare de Lyon train station. Lively area with brasseries including beautiful Train Bleu (Art Nouveau restaurants). 10 minute walk to Bercy. Metro hub.
Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon: modern and confortable, near Gare de Lyon train station. Interesting family rooms (removable bed for two kids below 16). 10 minute walk to Bercy. Metro, taxi and bus hub.
The Cinematheque Francaise is a French film organization that holds one of the largest archives of film documents and film-related objects in the world. Located near Bercy in a postmodern building designed by Frank Gehry, an American architect. The archive offers daily screenings of world films. A restaurant on the lower level is open to the public.
Bercy Village is a paved courtyard bordered with white stone warehouses and quiet terraces. The Cour Saint-Emilion and its 42 warehouses are the last of the Bercy storage areas that for over a century held the largest wine market in the world. Bercy Village has shops, restaurants, leisure activities and entertainment. Open every day from 11am to 9pm (restaurants close at 2am).