Foire de Paris 2023 Concours Lépine Pavillon 1
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Inventions and Fun at Foire de Paris 2023

Where can you see 400 inventions for 2023 under one roof? My first stop at the Foire de Paris, the Lépine Competition (Concours Lépine, Pavillon 1 Porte de Versailles). My favorite inventions this year involved reading with an LED light and page holder held with your thumb, silicon fabric storage bags, phone holder for taking notes, the petanque ball retriever, device to attach a bracelet with one hand, and the sweatshirt backpack.

The Lépine competition has been active for 122 years. On the Lépine website, step back in time for all the inventions since 1901, including the braille typewriter, the washing machine, ballpoint pen, lawn mower, air humidifier, artificial heart, the steel lung, contact lenses, etc. (use the translation in your browser). The 2023 results of the competition will be announced on the evening of May 7.

Concours Lépine International Paris 2023
Foire de Paris 2023 poster

The Foire de Paris is a home show plus. Use the interactive map to find pavilions showcasing home renovations, concerts, activities, art and culture of the world (and their food), wellness, fashion accessories, furniture, leisure, wine and gastronomy, food trucks, etc. (use your browser translator for all the details in English). Plan on a whole day or more!