This year was no different for me. My list of treasures to hunt for included tangible and visionary items: A new shopping basket because my handles pulled away from the threads. Found it in the Madagascar section of Pavillon 4. I am designing a desk and am looking for chairs to accommodate the design (I need a “snack” style; between a bar stool and a chair). We are downsizing the sizes of furniture. In Pavillon 3 I found people to talk about the ideas in Pavillon 3. For renovating our front two rooms, I found the design and architectural help necessary with “Rencontre un Archi” (meet an architect) in the Village Déco section.
Extra treasures were the homemade Guadeloupe coconut ice cream in Pavillon 4 and virtual reality in Pavillon 7.2. A friend texted that I had to visit Kazabokit in the Guadeloupe section (her home island) and try the ice cream. I was in time for the fresh batch.
I had watched a segment on the breakfast show, Télématin. about playing in virtual reality. First day, no lines, and had a chance to try it twice with TKorp. They sent me the video. Are you interested in inventions? Visit the Concours Lépine corner – Map for Concours Lépine 2017.
During a quick, last minute pass through of Village Déco at Foire de Paris, I heard a familiar voice. It was Stéphane Thébaut, the Foire ambassador. He is an emblematic presenter and specialist in decoration and interiors on La Maison France 5 (LMF5). He was answering questions and giving advice.
That was three unexpected surprises for the day. As Stéphane Plaza another television real estate idol (not there) would say: “It is the cherry on the cake” (only with a French accent)!
After four and a half hours this second day, it was time to leave … until next year.
Foire de Paris
How to get to Porte de Versailles
METRO: Line 12 : Station Porte de Versailles
Line 8 : Station Balard (hop on the T3 line toward Porte de Vincennes)
TRAMWAY: Lines T2 and T3 – Arrêt Porte de Versailles
BUS: Lines 39 and 80 – Station Porte de Versailles
Thursday 27 April : 10 am to 7 pm
Friday 28 April : 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday 29 Avril : 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday 30 Avril : 10 am to 7 pm
Monday 1 May : 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 2 May : 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday 3 May : 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday 4 May : 10 am to 7 pm
Friday 5 May : 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday 6 May : 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday 7 May : 10 am to 7 pm
Monday 8 May : 10 am to 7 pm