The Foire de Paris (parts of website available in English) always has something new to discover. To enjoy a day’s activity, especially if it’s a cloudy day, plan on at least 4 1/2 hours of walking, escalator and people mover riding, eating,…
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Each year it seems I have a list of items to look for at the Foire de Paris (Paris Home Show) until May 8. This year was no different. I list of treasures to hunt for. Every year nine out of ten of the 500,000 visitors buys something from one of the 1,700 stands. One third of the visitors have a home improvement project in mind when they walk through the entry gates. This year my list included: A new shopping basket because my handles pulled away from the threads. Found it in the Madagascar
For me the Paris Home Show (Foire de Paris until May 8) is like no other. There is always something new to discover. … This year I discovered something new: My desired desk style fell out of style, the water filter people did not show up, I experience old-fashioned French blasé customer service looking for the chair cream (ahhh! the good ole days!) and the food truck did not have places to sit. Instead, the new discoveries were going with someone instead of alone, learning about the powers of stones, spending more time in the Tropics and World, Madagascar and Asia……
For me, the annual Foire de Paris is more than a home show. This year instead of concentrating on the furniture, home decor and renovations, I concentrated on the innovations and inventions: The “Maker Fair” (exploration of new forms and new technologies), which made its first appearance at the Foire; the Grand Prize in Innovations (Grand Prix de l’Innovations – new for 2015); and the annual inventions competition, Concours Lépine (read more about Concours Lépine). The Lépine competition is its 114th appearance with about 600 inventions.
Two Paris icons were born in 1889, the Eiffel Tower and the Foire de Paris. is THE icon for the home show. Over 600,000 visitors are expected in 2014 for 3,500 exhibitors. In 1889 when the first Foire de Paris opened, over thirty million visitors passed through the pavilion of 500 exhibitors. With a showing like that, it took another ten years to organize an official event instead of holding it only during the world fairs. The Foire de Paris developed from a World’s Fair event to an annual Paris in 1904. The Big Show continues until the 11th of May….read more
Download the free invitation for the Autumn Paris Home Show October 25 to November 3.
This home show is the mini version of the super duper version held in April and May.
Fill in your coordinates and click on “Telecharger votre invitation”. One email address; one invitation.
What you will experience at the Foire d’Automne: Home interiors, gastronomy (tastings-food and wine), health trends, beauty, garden furniture, kitchen, bath, decoration, furniture, knitting workshops, etc. Enjoy!