About us

Organise your event

Organise your event

A venue to host and produce corporate and cultural events

« At La Cité, we are all committed to making your event a great success at all levels, at all times. »

Rachel BOCHER, President


The Executive Committee, Paul Billaudeau, General Manager, Marie-Christine Larcher, Human Ressources Director, Denis Caille, Reputy General Manager, Marie Masson, Cultural Manager, Eric Montant, Head of Sales and Development, Linda Roux , Finance Director, Olivier Grosgeorge, Chief Operations Officer

Created over 25 years ago, La Cité Nantes Congress Centre has made a name for itself among the top French convention centers. As an economic and cultural tool of global exposure, it actively contributes to the reputation, attractiveness and development of the region.

Conferences, shows, corporate events… La Cité offers original, diversified and sustainable services.

La Cité has instilled a profound spirit of welcome and commitment in its teams whose human values and professionalism are in line with the warmth of the building  (wood, natural light…), making it different.

La Cité pays equal attention to all events and brings its expertise to make each one a unique experience.

Assistance, development, recognition and promotion are our key words for a successful event.


Nantes: 107th in the 2016 ICCA world ranking




24 ICCA international  conferences in Nantes in 2016

With 24 international conferences held in Nantes in 2016 including 13 at La Cité Nantes Congress Centre, the Destination ranks 107th in the ICCA listing (International Congress and Convention Association – International Ranking of Cities that host conferences), gaining 50 places compared to 2015.



Excellent results in 2016 with a positive economic impact for the region

In 2016, La Cité showed an outstanding performance with 152 events representing nearly 192,000 delegate days. These results show the ability of our organisations to host world-class events and gain market share in the professional meetings business.



2016, Nantes consolidates its international positioning

In 2016, Nantes’ international dimension was confirmed with the hosting of the 26th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting (22/26 May). La Cité Nantes Congress Centre welcomed over 2,000 international experts from 60 countries over 5 days. The scientists exchanged on the latest news about environmental sciences, with the aim of improving environmental chemistry and eco-toxicology.

In 2016, La Cité hosted 28 international events and 17 world congresses are already planned for 2017.