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120th Foire de Paris from May 1 to 12

Immerse yourself in the spring excitement of Paris with an event not to be missed: the 120th edition of the Foire de Paris. Celebrating this anniversary in style from 1 to 12 May, the fair promises a unique and festive experience. Much more than just a trade show, this iconic event perpetuates the friendly spirit of shopping in a Parisian festival atmosphere. Prepare to be amazed by a multitude of activities: concerts, animations, workshops and shows will punctuate these 12 days of celebration. Meet exhibitors from all walks of life, discover the latest innovations and take part in prestigious competitions rewarding the best inventions. Find here the program and practical information on the 2024 festivities.
Published on April 22, 2024

The 120th edition of the Foire de Paris

The Foire de Paris is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. Launched in 1904 at the Carreau du Temple, after the great Universal Exhibition of 1900, it initially focused on technological advances and new inventions.

From its humble beginnings, the event has continued to grow, attracting both more visitors and exhibitors. Over time, the Foire de Paris has broadened its horizons to include new themes, thus becoming an unmissable event of French heritage.

Much more than just a trade show, the Foire de Paris is a truly multicultural experience, showcasing a variety of products and know-how while offering a wide range of entertaining activities, such as parades, concerts and exhibitions.

The space dedicated to inventions and innovations also remains a major component of the Fair, thanks in particular to the prestigious Concours Lépine International Paris.

Every year, more than 400,000 visitors flock to the 1250 exhibitors to discover this rich program spread over 12 days in the spring, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

The must-sees of the Foire de Paris 2024

Discover the 4 flagship worlds of the Foire de Paris through its 6 exhibition halls, as well as a multitude of activities spread over 100,000 m2.

1. House

For furnishing and decoration, kitchen and bathroom, exterior and interior, construction or renovation, you will find the latest and the best in the profession. The Foire de Paris is the largest trade fair for the general public dedicated to the home.

2. Wine and gastronomy

In the aisles of the cuisines of France and the world, let yourself be charmed by the flavors of the French terroir or discover new lands through a culinary journey.

3. Crafts and World Cultures

Travel through the different cultures represented by crafts and know-how from all over the world. Discover the wealth of craft traditions from all over the world.

4. Shopping

Immerse yourself in the world of shopping with an infinite variety of products : fashion, beauty, everyday products, French innovations... Let yourself be amazed by the demonstrations and novelties.

But the Foire de Paris doesn't stop there! Also discover:

  • The Lépine International Competition
  • The Grand Prix de l'innovation
  • The Start-up Boost
  • The Festival of the Tropics offering more than 60 free shows of dances, costumes, songs, parades...
  • The Nocturne and its concerts
  • The conviviality of the Guinguette and the Food Truck Village
  • The Sports Village to discover new disciplines or meet high-level athletes

How do I get to the event?

The Foire de Paris event is scheduled from 1 to 12 May 2024 at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. Online ticketing is now open. You can already book your entrance pass.

To make the most of this event during your Parisian business trip, don't hesitate to optimize your business and/or personal trips. By opting for one of our daily air routes, you can connect the capital in just a few hours from various provincial cities.

From Orly airport, you can then easily reach Paris Expo via public transport:

  • At the exit of the terminal, you will find the bus station
  • Take the Orlybus line in the direction of Denfert-Rochereau to the Montsouris - Tombe Issoire stop
  • Head to Porte d'Orléans station to take tram line 3a
  • After 5 stops, you can get off at Porte de Versailles

Access is also possible by taxi or car via the A106 motorway, then the A6 and the ring road.

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