Just a stone’s throw from the United Kingdom, and offering direct access to Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, and Italy, France is a gateway to Europe—and opening your headquarters in Paris puts you at the center of this potential. The city’s robust economy is fueled by a range of sectors, and business is thriving in distinct neighborhoods that offer their own personality and appeal. In short, Paris is a strategic location for growing teams; it’s also a world-class cultural destination and a major player in the European Union.
The government is doing what it can to entice business to the nation in the face of Brexit—with research predicting that industries like agri-food, consumable goods, and automobile, chemical, and aerospace engineering will be affected by disruption to supply chains. Yet there’s opportunity coursing through the country, too—and much of this is found in Paris.
Businesses are flocking to the city from London, and Paris is slated to become a leading global trading hub. This will assist in job creation and bolster the city’s economy. Already, service industries like finance, insurance, and IT are thriving here, along with high-tech innovation in sustainability, aviation, healthcare, and digital content. La Défense, for example, is visited by 8.4 million people every year and represents the largest purpose-built business district in Europe.
Whether you’re arriving from elsewhere in France, Europe, or abroad, Paris is an ideal home for your office headquarters. Plus, between the Louvre, Paris Opéra, leading restaurants, and trendsetting fashion, your team will never grow bored in this vibrant, iconic metropolis.
Below are five neighborhoods to consider for your office headquarters in Paris.
A supremely fashionable district in the 4th arrondissement, Le Marais is known for its art galleries, restaurants, fashion houses, and a rich creative scene. The center of culture for the LGBT community, and home to a diverse range of international professionals, this is a vibrant neighborhood to call home.
WeWork Coeur Marais offers a range of office suites that are perfect for a headquarters. Your team will feel energized and productive in the bright and airy spaces, and art-filled common areas and comfortable lounges add to the appeal. Plus, close proximity to iconic sites like Musée Picasso, Musée Carnavalet, and the church of Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux makes finding inspiration simple.
Located in the 9th arrondissement, between the Louvre and the Palais Garnier, Opéra expertly blends historic architecture and modern convenience. After work, explore the historic sites (Printemps Haussmann was opened in 1865 and today boasts an incredible rooftop); sit at a café on the Rue du Faubourg Montmartre; or browse the Galeries Lafayette (another rooftop destination).
At the heart of the neighborhood, WeWork 33 Rue la Fayette is a light-filled, art-deco-style landing spot for your team. All-inclusive amenities make settling in easy—whether it’s at a dedicated desk or your own office suite. After work, treat clients to a show at Palais Garnier; easy access to public transportation at Gare Saint-Lazare adds to the convenience.
A popular home for insurance firms, real estate agents, banks, and other financial institutions, the 8th arrondissement boasts a thriving business scene—and Madeleine is an upscale, tranquil neighborhood at the center of the action. Visit the Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries Garden with out-of-town clients. You’ll also find a host of boucheries, boulangeries, food markets, and stylists in the area.
Mirroring the energy of the surrounding streets, WeWork 40 Rue du Colisée offers collaborative workspace for teams of all sizes. With this building as your HQ, you’ll be in the heart of the Golden Triangle and your team can enjoy the surrounding shops, bars, and eateries.
Champ de Mars
Anchored by the River Seine, École Militaire, and the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, in the 7th arrondissement, is an impressive location to meet clients and woo investors.
WeWork 123 Blvd de Grenelle adds to this experience, with expansive workspaces and private offices catering to all business types. After work, stroll through the park, which dates back to 1780, or take clients to Arnaud Nicolas for a memorable dinner or celebratory drink.
Between the Champs-Élysées roundabout and the Avenue Georges V in the 16th arrondissement, you’ll find the Golden Triangle, known as the Étoile district. Luxury and upmarket businesses find their home here, and the neighborhood is often considered “old Paris.”
Surrounded by prestigious businesses in Étoile, WeWork 92 Av des Champs-Élysées is ideal for enterprise companies looking to expand. Offering a memorable and distinctive address to meet with clients, this location allows opportunities to arise naturally—and our beautifully designed workspace completes the experience. When relaxation calls, head to Bois de Boulogne park for a breath of fresh air and enjoy the views across Paris.
Whether you’re looking to plant your headquarters in a pocket of culture or surround yourself with other businesses, you’ll find a suitable neighborhood—one brimming with charm and opportunity—in Paris. Take advantage of WeWork’s flexible office space solutions to settle in quickly, then tap into our global community to expand your network in this city and beyond.
Growing from a few to a few hundred employees takes strategy and the right space.