Since it was first inagurated in 1984, Palais Omnisports de Bercy has managed the seemingly impossible, hosting an awe-inspiring range of sports, some of which are almost never seen indoors.
In addition to its exceptional ability to make over its insidesH37, POPB has also become famous for its outside architecture, a grass-covered octagon.
Each season, POPB's multi-functional arena hosts over 150 sporting or cultural events.
Judo is one of the arena's flagship sports. To witness, POPB hosted the European Championships in 2001 and is the setting for the Paris Tournament, ever year.
Each sport has its own special requirements, to which POPB adapts with the utmost ease.
Palais Omnisports de Bercy was designed ito allow unlimited technical possibilities, whether in terms of sound, lighting or special effects.
The construction of this sports complex alowed Eastern Paris to reclaim its past splendour, all the while protecting its parklands.