The 119th edition of the Foire de Paris is being held at Porte de Versailles at the exhibition center from April 27 to May 8, 2023. For 12 days, it will welcome more than 1,250 exhibitors to take you on a journey to France and elsewhere, delight your taste buds and accompany your projects.
What is the Paris Fair?
Commercial event organized since 1904, the Foire de Paris is the first fair in France, the unmissable spring event for the general public, in a festive atmosphere thanks to concerts, parades, workshops or activities for children. What better way to discover the world (China, Vietnam, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Tunisia, Morocco, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guadeloupe, Guyana or Martinique…) and taste local specialties? It is also the possibility of testing the novelties thanks to the numerous demonstrations.
Last weekend featured the Days of the Tropics and hopes to reach nearly 500,000 visitors by May 8. From the beginning of May, copies of the Salon newspaper were distributed to promote the specialties and know-how of West Indian craftsmen and professionals in various fields. The Festival des Tropiques is the biggest Afro-Caribbean festival in Europe offered at the Foire de Paris with 60 free shows bringing together the Overseas Territories, Amazonia and Africa. to make the most of the evening in partnership with Trace.
May 1, Labor Day was reserved for Guadeloupe. To seduce the public, the region organized fashion shows and presented cosmetic companies, rum producers, travel itineraries and a concept based on resources from the Caribbean and Africa to bring out the benefits. of nature.
Sport, music and street art
This year, the 1st fair in France organized its first Street Art competition by creating a live work. The theme chosen is “Tomorrow, Paris” and will allow “Urban” Artists to express their imagination for a Paris of 2030, thanks to the planned customization workshop.
The village French creation
Passionate creators and innovative start-ups are at the rendezvous at the Village Création Française. This stand is the ideal place for trendy, eco-responsible shopper and supporting young French entrepreneurs, while encouraging the local and responsible economy in all areas (Fashion, jewelry, furniture, beauty products, clothing, food, technology. ..)
Who says Foire de Paris, says culinary specialties from around the world… Visiting the Foire de Paris is a real journey that requires you to regain your strength. Gourmets can stop off to discover new flavors (from France and around the world) and refresh themselves with a good beer, for example. Many restaurants are available to visitors who can also take home regional products or renew their cellar.
French barbecue championship
The Foire de Paris is the Parisian stage of the French barbecue championship. For 12 days, events, tastings and culinary workshops will follow one another to end on the weekend of May 6th and 7th.
The Paris Fair Guinguette
An inevitable stop, the Guinguette Foire de Paris is the stylish terrace of the Fair. There are “trendy” restaurants, bars, DJ sets, after parties, beer pong tournaments, pétanque, etc… This unique and festive place will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Everything to arrange and furnish your home
The Foire de Paris is the largest house trade fair in Europe. You will find everything there to arrange and furnish your home while being accompanied by experts to compare, test and make your project a reality. This year, the Foire de Paris house is a life-size house made up of 4 rooms designed to inspire you and give you ideas. Thanks to “Rencontre un archi”, an interior designer, a decorator and a landscape designer will give you free advice for 30 minutes, you can see the architect again at home to make your project a reality. You can also register for the Ateliers Maison Foire de Paris for Mon coach brico to learn how to carry out your brico, work, decoration, DIY and gardening projects with the pros.
The Foire de Paris is also for the little ones. The Foire de Paris Junior space keeps the children busy while the parents do their shopping. It offers reading workshops, an introduction to climbing, cookie workshops, beadwork, construction games, colouring, board games, introduction to quad biking, and even pony rides. A babysitting service is also offered as well as the loan of a stroller.
The Lépine competition is a French invention competition. Created in 1901 under the name “Exhibition of toys and articles of Paris” by Louis Lépine, then prefect of police of the former department of the Seine, it became annual and renamed “Concours Lépine”. from 1902 Many discoveries are credited to him, including the Birum vacuum cleaner, the Moulinex manual vegetable mill, the laughing pig game, the ballpoint pen, the 2-stroke engine, the steam iron, the variable pitch and contact lenses. In 1921, the Concours Lépine covered several events:
– The international Lépine competition in Paris, (75015) which takes place at the same time as the Paris Fair. The major award is the President of the Republic Prize.
– The European Lépine competition in Strasbourg awarded as part of the European fair.
– The Montpellier Mediterranean Lépine competition awarded as part of the Montpellier International Fair
– The Fair for Young Inventors and Creators of Monts in Indre-et-Loire
– The International Invention Show and Technomart in Taipei, Taiwan.