Valenciennes' new Cité des Congrès


Valenciennes is a city located in the heart of France’s third most dynamic region and at a main European crossroad. Proud of its industrial roots, Valenciennes is now focusing on the future and innovation through the global labelled cluster of sustainable transportation and through two of its main field of expertise: the logistics and digital industries. The destination’s performances led it to earn the label “French Tech”.

On the 27th of January 2017, Valenciennes inaugurated its new Cité des Congrès, a modular space of 4200 m² of exhibition area, 2 modular spaces from 400 to 2400 m², 3 auditoriums with a sitting capacity ranging from 150 to 800 seats, 13 commission rooms of 20 to 150 places (650 simultaneous places available). Located at the center of Valenciennes’s high tech area, the Cité des Congrès was designed to combine both performance and simplicity to allow all types of events to be organized thanks to this modular space with a high level of services available, high quality technical capacities and its team ready to help you towards the success of your events.

In addition to its Cité des Congrès, Valenciennes has an international level hotel accommodation offering and has the second largest hotel capacity of the Hauts-de-France region, with 26 hotels, including a luxury spa hotel and more than 1472 rooms available across the destination. Whether you are looking for a heritage, modern or traditional accommodation, Valenciennes has a wide variety of hotels to welcome you close to the city center and the Cité des Congrès.

Valenciennes is also an ideal destination to organize an event thanks to its accessibility. Valenciennes is close to the big European capitals and has 5 nearby airports including 3 international airports, one well connected high speed train station that can connect Brussels from Valenciennes in less than two hours, and a quality highway network that can connect Brussels and Valenciennes in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The destination also has a lot to offer in terms of venues with the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Phénix national stage, or the Hainaut stadium which has a seminar and banquet space available with a capacity of 800 participants. With its regional park Scarpe-Escaut, the omnipresent nature, its mining landscape recognized by UNESCO, the warm welcome of its inhabitants, its exceptionally functional Cité des Congrès and numerous hotel facilities available, Valenciennes truly is an exceptional place to host an event in.

Valenciennes Tourism & Congress is available to help you organize your events and answer your inquiries at:


Congress Department

If you need more informations on the Cité des Congrès please contact:

Mrs Lauréline Vieira Da Silva

03 74 01 10 12