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Trade fairs in Paris you should not miss

Categories : Fairs and Tradeshows, published on : 2/9/16

During these next two months, Paris will become the capital of agriculture and then of tourism as the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre welcomes the International Agricultural Show from February 27th to March 6th and the World Tourism Fair from March 17th to 20th. These trade fairs offer the chance to meet those who shape our landscapes and fill our plates, as well as those who are in the know concerning the latest trends in travel! The Ouest Hotel tells you a little about these two flagship events of the Parisian year.

The Agricultural Show; a harvest of interest and excitiement

Drawing on the spirit of the Universal Exhibition of 1855 as much as it does that of the modern agricultural show and trade fair, the Salon International de l'Agriculture has been a much-loved feature of the Parisian calendar since 1964, when the modern version of the event began. A veritable institution, this show allows visitors of all ages to discover the best of French agriculture.

Meet the professionals who balance tradition and high-tech and are truly at the heart of life. Taste the fruits of the French landscape and discover over 4000 beautiful animals amidst a festive atmosphere. Don’t miss the General Agricultural Contest, which has a proud history dating back to 1870 and annually serves as a reminder of the excellence of French livestock. At each booth you’ll discover people with a passion for their job, exercised with respect for tradition and the continuing effort to evolve and improve. This show has established itself as a vital link between the capital and the countryside, bringing together lives that are different but highly interdependent. A must!

The tourism fair: start packing!

Happy the man who like Ulysses has made a beautiful journey! Travel is indeed an ancient recipe for happiness, but the sentiment is still decidedly current. Step across the threshold of the Salon Mondial du Tourisme and you’ll find yourself in the departure lounge ready to embark on a voyage into fun, fascination and relaxation! Whatever your tastes, whether you’re a solo traveller or prefer family vacations, whether you’re interested in short breaks, adventure holidays, unusual destinations and cultural discovery or are simply looking for somewhere to enjoy a little pampering and relaxation, you’ll find all the latest trends in tourism right here. There are a number of themed areas so you can find exactly what you need quickly and easily. Around 570 exhibitors representing all aspects of the tourism and travel industry will be on hand to provide guidance and help you realise your dreams.

Book your stay at the Ouest Hotel in the heart of Paris right now. From here, Metro line 12 will whisk you to the Porte de Versailles in just twenty minutes, with no changes. You’ll also have the assurance of finding comfort, a relaxing environment and convivial hospitality after spending exciting but inevitably exhausting days in the midst of these wonderful trade shows!


More information:
Parc des Expositions (Exhibitions halls) Porte de Versailles
Porte de Versailles, Paris 15th
Livre Paris (Book Fair) from Thursday 17 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
Pavilion 1 Boulevard Victor
Thursday, March 17: 11h-22h (Nocturne)
Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19: 10h-20h
Sunday, March 20: 10h-19h
Metro: Line 12, Porte de Versailles or Line 8, station Balard
Tram line T2 or T3, Porte de Versailles stop
Bus: lines 39 or 80, Porte de Versailles
Grand Palais (Exhibitions centre)
Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8th
Art Paris Art Fair Exhibition from 31 March to 3 April 2016
Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 to 20h
Friday, April 1 from 11:30 to 21h
Saturday, April 2 from 11:30 to 20h
Sunday, April 3 from 11:30 to 19h
Metro: lines 1, 9, 13, Franklin D. Roosevelt stations Elysées-Clemenceau Champs
RER line C, station Invalides
Bus: 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93



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