Created in 1971, joint initiative of the City of Paris and the Paris Chamber of Commerce, in the form of a association à but non lucratif régie par la loi du 1 July 1901 (a not-for-profit organisation), the "Office du tourisme et des Congrès de Paris" (Paris Conference and Visitors Bureau) has three missions: greeting and informing visitors and promoting the strengths of the capital both in in France and abroad, in both the leisure and business segments.
Furthermore, the Paris Conference and Visitors Bureau is a unique location for meetings, interaction, and partnerships.
Every year, it takes care of over 500,000 visitors in five information points located at arrival points and on the axes de passage including its main bureau, recently completely refurbished, situated at 25 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris. PARISINFO.com, its website, available in four languages, is the Paris tourism reference with over one million monthly sessions and 800,000 visitors every month. The Tourist Office has also been present on social media for several years and coordinates its “Paris je t’aime” communities (Facebook: 318k fans — Twitter: 150k users — Instagram: 240k users).
It unites professionals to organise common actions, in order to reinforce the appeal of Paris; represents the Paris destination with regard to French and international media, influencers and tour operators (organising press receptions, providing dedicated tools such as newsletters, city guides, a photo library).
It represents the lifeblood of Parisian tourism with regard to local, regional, national and international institutions.