Our areas of expertise

Areas is present in travel locations (airports, stations, motorways), exhibition and leisure parks. With our expertise in managing the flow and quality of our offers, we want to be the most prefered caterer of travelers.

Travel catering

Traveling is not only about getting from A to B. It is about an overall experience which depends on a multitude of factors. Catering is one of them because it occupies a special place in our lives which is both intimate and cultural. It is symbolic, both at the time and in our memory. There is nothing quite like taking time out for a delicious meal to relax for a few minutes to refocus or restore concentration. A shared moment around the table can bring new discoveries or evoke the pleasure of family time. 

Travelers around the world have different needs and expectations.  We draw on our in-depth knowledge of the needs and our broadest portfolio of catering concepts on the market to offer the ideal ingredient to enhance the flavor of their journeys.

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Airports

Areas operates in 85 airports worldwide and is continuing its development in this innovative and ambitious market. We have chosen to place high-quality restaurants at the heart of airports to ensure that the time spent by travelers becomes a gastronomic experience.

  • 90 000 custommers served each day Europe.

  • Our references : Roissy Charles de Gaulles, Orly, Aéroport Toulouse, Bâle Mulhouse, Biarritz, Brest, Strasbourg, Charleroi.

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I Love Paris case study

A restaurant designed with Guy Martin, the Michelin-starred chef of Le Grand Véfour, I Love Paris is a catering space which revives the gastronomic airport experience by offering three options: a high-end sandwich store, a champagne bar and a 70-seat restaurant.

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Stations

The leader in station catering in France, Areas is also part of the daily lives of millions of travelers through its 124 restaurants and sales outlets in 35 European stations. Areas is now a key player in stations, spaces which are rapidly redefining themselves to become more welcoming than ever to the city. Some client references: Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Montparnasse, Montpellier, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

  • 124 restaurants & outlet in Europe.

  • Our references : Paris gare de Lyon, Paris Montparnasse, Montpellier, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse.

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Gare de Lyon case study

During renovation of Hall2 in the Gare de Lyon in Paris, Areas aimed to combine a range of offers in order to incorporate the major travel retail trends, including city-center stores in the station, merging fashion retail with traditional stores, developing non-merchant services, such as a concierge services, WiFi and use of iPads.

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Motorways

To change the image of motorway service areas and to make them welcoming and relaxing spaces where motorists choose to stop for pleasure – that is the goal Areas set itself. Areas benefits from true expertise in the design and development of motorway service areas, in collaboration with well-known architects, to offer unique, practical, aesthetically attractive and environmentally-friendly spaces.

  • 659 restaurants & outlets in France.

  • References : La Chaponne, Saint Rambert, Poitou Charente, Poulet de Bresse, Assevillers.

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La Chaponne case study

Eden – the service area of the future. Located on the A6 motorway, the La Chaponne service area is 213km from Paris on the road to Lyon. The architecture and lay-out of the service area were entirely designed from a futuristic perspective by talented designer Ora-Ïto. The La Chaponne service area combines retail outlets and services in a completely new way, in the first eco-designed HQE-certified motorway building.

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Leisure & Events

A specialist in bespoke canteens in leisure parks and the gardens of exhibitions and museums, Areas offers customers a completely new catering experience by teaming up with reputable professionals – well-known architects, talented consultant chefs, etc. – who contribute to the prestige of these exceptional spaces. Major sporting, cultural or professional events call on Areas for its recognized expertise in establishing pop-up restaurants able to cater to several hundred thousand visitors.

  • References : Center Parcs, Parcs des expositions Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris Nord Villepinte, Le Bourget, Musée du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Chateau de Versailles, Musée Rodin, Les Ombres musée du quai Branly, Bibliothèque François Mittérand, le Ciel de Paris, Maison de l'Amérique Latine.

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Focus on Cop21

From 30 November to 11 December 2015 with an exceptional mobilization of its teams , Areas and all the Elior Group teams ensured the restoration of the 45 000 daily participants at the Paris -Le Bourget site . For this major international event, Areas designed a variety of food service offerings combining taste, pleasure and convenience.

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