After a summer of relaxation and music, the French capital offers numerous activities to enjoy in September and October, including some major trade fairs. By booking your stay at the Hotel Opera Lafayette, you can enjoy an ideal location and miss none of the autumn events in Paris.
Bijorhca, the international trade show dedicated exclusively to jewellery and watches and associated industries will be held from September 2nd to 5th, 2016 at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. Here’s your opportunity to discover the trends of the season in this field. From September 9th to 12th, 2016, you can discover and taste French produce at the Mer & Vignes event, which takes place at the Parc Floral, while from September 3rd to 10th 2016, the Maison & Objet show is a must for lovers of design and decoration. Finally, the Salon du Mariage features everything needed for the perfect wedding day, and this trade fair can be found at the Porte de Versailles on September 17th and 18th, 2016.
It’s a well-known fact that France is the gastronomy nation par excellence. UNESCO recognised this when the organisation classified French cuisine as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Therefore it’s only natural that the country should celebrate its culinary traditions with the annual Fête de la Gastronomie. This year the festival is based around the theme of popular cuisine and takes place on September 23rd, 24th and 25th throughout France and, as usual, Paris embraces the occasion with her customary élan. Throughout the city various events will be taking place, including cooking workshops, demonstrations by top chefs, guided tours of food-related industries, banquets and tastings. It’s a great opportunity to discover or rediscover regional specialties, and also sample the menus that participating restaurants create especially for the festival. There will be enough going on to satisfy all lovers of fine cuisine as well as anyone with a big appetite!
The biannual Mondial de l'Automobile à Paris is back in 2016. This internationally renowned motor show showcases the motoring marques of the world, presents the unveiling of new concept cars and production models, offers demonstrations, invites visitors to test drive vehicles, and exhibits the great autos of yesteryear. The Paris Motor Show will be held from October 1st to 16th, 2016 at the Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles in Paris, in the 15th arrondissement. With over 1.2 million visitors expected, more than 200 exhibitors and prestigious events scheduled, you can be sure of discovering the very latest innovations and technology. The show is open from 10:00 to 20:00, and until 22:00 on Thursdays and Fridays. For motoring buffs it’s the stuff of dreams.
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Hotel Opéra Lafayette, a 3* hotel in Paris between Railway station 'Gare du Nord' and Opera area