Lille Grand Palais, a hybrid and iconic place, has been a major player in the event industry for over 25 years. This boldly designed building is the work of architect Rem Koolhaas. This 3-in-1 building is hyper accessible, hyper central and hyper modular. It contains : a Convention Centre, an Exhibition Centre and the Zenith Arena. The many spaces of Lille Grand Palais are rented every year. More than 300 events are hosted : seminars, vows, congresses, galas, symposiums... with over one million visitors in total.

Lille Grand Palais has also been designing and organizing events for more than 10 years. Some forty events have already been produced or co-produced, including strong brands with a variety of audiences : general public events : Art Up, Kids Parc, International Lille Tatoo Convention and trade fairs : Salon Horesta Hauts-de-France, Salon de l’Emploi (job fair), Salon CREER/Business Power.

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Lille, a strategic location


Less than 60 minutes by TGV from Paris, 35 minutes from Brussels and 80 minutes from London. At the heart of Europe’s largest consumption area, the city of Lille lends international dimension to events.


Easy access

Lille Grand Palais offers great accessibility and integrated parking of 1186 spaces as well as over 7000 spaces within a 10-minute walk.


    Lille Europe TGV station and Lille Flandres station at 9 minutes walk


    at the gates of the A1 and A25


    3 international airports : Lille Lesquin 15 minutes by car, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 50 minutes by TGV, Brussels Zaventem 60 minutes by TGV


    “Zenith” station in front of Lille Grand Palais and 2 V’Lille stations (4 minute walk):
    Administrative city and regional hotel


    4 stations: Lille Grand Palais within a 7 minute walk, Lille Town Hall within a 6 minute walk, and Lille Flandres station and Lille Europe within a 9 minute walk


    Citadine 1 - Zenith stop

Modular spaces

Lille Grand Palais is a 45,000 m² building offering hyper modularity. These spaces are partitionable and adapt to your needs
The diversity of our spaces : auditoriums, committee rooms, exhibition halls ... Make Lille Grand Palais the ideal place to organise your event. Lille Grand Palais is one of the few convention and exhibition centres to offer conference rooms and a large exhibition area on the same level.

Lille Grand Palais is one of the few convention and exhibition centres to offer conference rooms and a large exhibition area on the same level.


recommend us

100 % of our repeat customers
recommend the services of Lille Grand Palais. So, why not you?

*2018 annual study conducted by the firm


Your project team

A single point of contact is dedicated to you for each stage of your project (from the request to the setting up of your event).

An expert team who control the building perfectly are at your disposal,
which assures your efficiency and serenity with a single objective ; the success of
your event.

An eco-exemplary company

We put sustainable development at the heart of our concerns with a desire to reduce our environmental impact and to stimulate an eco-responsible dynamic in all of our activities.

For almost 10 years, Lille Grand Palais has been exemplary in terms of Quality, Sustainable Development and Social and Societal Responsibility. This commitment is reinforced by 3 certifications, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and the “Quality and Sustainable Development” from France Congrès.

This recognition incorporates the eco-exemplary character of the building but not only. By adapting its operating methods, Lille Grand Palais makes sustainable development a management mode in its own right that is based on an individual and collective commitment at all times, at all stages of the event.

This charter is an expression of our social commitment, our corporate ethic and the values we want to instil in our businesses. It includes 25 commitments grouped according to 3 main axes :

  • The first is the commitment to support our customers for the best success of your events
  • The second is to make employees aware of eco-responsibility: Quality and Sustainable Development Guide, ISO Integration Path, Participation in European Weeks of Sustainable Development, …
  • The third is the commitment we make to take action to protect the environment
  • The ISO 9001 standard acquired in 2002 is a framework that ensures the smooth running of your events in a process of continuous improvement, organisational performance and therefore the perfect satisfaction of our customers’ needs.
  • Our service providers are mainly local and regional actors.

Lille Grand Palais has been ISO 14001 certified since 2010.
We have launched an ambitious action plan to reduce our environmental impact with the reduction of consumption flows (paper, energy, water):

  • Choosing alternative solutions to paper
  • We affect sorting (ordinary industrial waste, cardboard, wood, carpets, scrap metal and rubble from the events)

Lille Grand Palais contributes up to 446 direct and indirect jobs created to the local economy, the equivalent of 72 million Euro in turnover in economic benefits for the city of Lille.
We are signatories of the diversity charter set up to fight against discrimination.

We have decided to act mainly on our catering service :


  • Prevention of risks at work and the continuous training of teams

  • Collaboration with local suppliers
  • Annual meetings with suppliers to develop new products, new seasonal ranges and organic products
  • Adaptation of quantities on the bar to avoid waste
  • Sorting of waste from the catering area and recycling it
  • one restauration
  • Choice of low pollutant and degradable cleaning products
  • Proposition of BIO products
  •  Use of eco-designed consumables