The Foire de Paris, the capital’s greatest trade fair

Publish on Sunday, 10 April 2016
in category Fairs & Trade Shows

If there’s an event not to be missed in spring 2016, it’s the Paris Fair. It takes place at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from April 29th to May 8th. You are invited to discover, among many other wonderful things, local and international cuisine, crafts from around the world and some of the major innovations for home and leisure that have emerged in recent months.

A trade show that has it all

From your Hotel Opera Lafayette, it’s so easy to get to the Foire de Paris, high-end fair, via public transport to the Exhibitions halls Porte de Versailles. Then you can immerse yourself in a unique and exhilarating atmosphere of discovery. With 200,000m² of exhibition space and more than 3,500 exhibitors, you can explore and experience all that’s new in the areas of interior decoration, domestic products, crafts, beauty, wellness, catering and leisure. The House and Lifestyle sector alone offers over 600 display stands. Specialists in furnishings, renovation, decoration and household appliances invite you to discover the latest ideas to make life easier.

You can also attend courses run by specialists who’ll help make your home a magical place. Gastronomy is also a hugely popular area. With traditional and molecular cuisine, tastings of local products, wine and on-site catering, everything is provided for a gourmet feast.

Go shopping

At the Foire de Paris you can also enjoy a shopping spree. Various spaces are dedicated to those looking for unusual items and the latest products. The Beauty and Well-being area is ideal for testing products, discovering the latest cosmetics trends and finding the perfect accessories. The Arts, Crafts and Cultures of the World themed area is also immensely popular and this year is featured in over 33,000m² of display space. Here you can enjoy exhibitions and watch artisans from around the world working in glass, clay, leather, wood and metal. Another major attraction of the show is creative leisure. DIY is highlighted, with numerous demonstrations and workshops where you can hone your skills.

Innovation is at the heart of the Foire de Paris

In the section dedicated to the followers of the Maker Movement you can discover this new hobby that combines the do it yourself approach with the latest technological innovations such as 3D printing. The Fair also shows exactly why it’s an international trend indicator when it presents a contest rewarding the most innovative creations of the year in the field of household appliances and smart homes.

Discover Paris

While staying in Paris for the Fair you’ll also have a great opportunity to explore the French capital, and you can’t beat a leisurely river cruise through the heart of this beautiful city! For your pleasure our hotel offers a promotion valid until May 28th. Book a stay of two nights or more directly on our website and use the ‘baladesurlaseine’ code to claim your one hour cruise on the Seine.

Glide by the city’s magnificent monuments, photograph the illuminated bridges and enjoy a romantic moment or two. Once back on land, you won’t be able to resist exploring Paris still further before returning to your room at the Hotel Opera Lafayette.


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Hotel Opéra Lafayette, a 3* hotel in Paris between Railway station 'Gare du Nord' and Opera area

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