Although Paris is known as the world’s most romantic city, the City of Lights has much more to offer than just amazing tourist attractions, wine tastings and exclusive French fashion houses. Paris offers plenty of business opportunities for starters and professionals alike. Discover Paris’ dynamic coworking scene and the most elegant spaces in the world. Read on for the best, nicest and hippest locations.
In the middle of the Marais you’ll find Unicorners. This is the perfect coworking area in Paris if you like a cool vibe and artisanal coffee. Unicorners is slightly more expensive than some of the other top places in Paris but definitely worth that extra bit. The light open space has a cozy, minimalist design and lots of green plants that are good for concentration and productivity. There are also great meeting and conference rooms available here, for rent by the hour or by the day. Each room is equipped with a projector and everything you need for a successful meeting. Unicorners also has its own kitchen and offers lunch and dinner buffets.
StationW offers some of the most original coworking spaces in Paris and aims to promote a creative freelance community. This makes StationW an excellent place to meet local professionals and develop business relationships. Since the aim here is to form a community in the long term, they only offer monthly memberships. So, this concept of coworking is perfect if you plan to work in the city on a long-term basis. StationW has 7 different coworking locations throughout Paris, each of which has something different to offer. The ‘Pigalle’ location, for example, contains temporary art exhibitions, so that it feels like part art gallery, and part as an office. In the Canal Saint-Martin station, they have integrated a concept store into the coworking space. In the Père Lachaise location childcare is available. If you are seriously considering coworking in Paris, this membership is definitely worth it. You get unlimited access to all Station W locations, an unlimited gym membership at Neoness, unlimited access to the coffee bar, high speed internet and even free access to a printer.
On the Rue de Chateau d’Eau is Deskopolitan. This beautiful industrial building is situated in the middle of Paris. Deskopolitan’s focus is on stimulating creativity and flexibility. Spread over four floors and 4,430 square metres, this Parisian coworking space creates a balance between open workplaces and closed zones for small businesses and private meetings. There are artists’ studios, health and beauty suites, telephone booths, personal lockers and a café and external courtyard. Did you know that French former presidential candidate Benoit Hamon also rented a space here to run his election campaign at the time?
Wojo is working with Accor Hotels and has ambitious plans to open 1,200 new rooms throughout Europe by 2022. The audience will mainly consist of start-ups and freelancers. Wojo has a unique model with three types of office spaces for members: Wojo Spots, Wojo Corners and Wojo Sites. The Wojo Spots offer a place to set up your office wherever you are in the city. Wojo Corners are enclosed spaces that offer more privacy than an open lobby or café with a quiet environment where you can isolate yourself. Wojo Sites are self-contained cowork spaces that have everything you would expect from an office: collaboration spaces, private offices and meeting rooms.