The history of Paris Le Bourget has been closely connected with the history of aviation. It was built by the French Aeronautic and Aerospace Consortium (GIFAS) on land belonging to the Paris airport authority. The complex is located next door to Europe’s largest business aviation airport and the site’s design was inspired by airplane hangers, with vast interior spaces, high ceilings and polished concrete floors.
Every two years since 1953, Le Bourget has hosted the Paris Air Show. The general public is invited to attend for several days, but the event is primarily a meeting place for aeronautic and aerospace professionals from around the world. The Aviation connection made Le Bourget a perfect fit for the inaugural GSE Expo Europe.
Paris le Bourget exhibition complex is strategically located about 10 kilometres outside Paris, close to Le Bourget airport and 15 minutes away from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport. There are numerous 3-and 4-star hotels close by, which can easily accommodate all the venue’s French and international visitors.