At QUARTIER LIBRE****, we want you to feel at home in Paris and discover all aspects of French culture. One of the specificities of the capital is to host many professional fairs, open to the general public, to discover the trends and innovations to come. After a slow year due to Covid-19, the heart of Paris is beating again to the rhythm of these great events! Here are our picks to discover three facets of French excellence: the International Agricultural Show, the Paris Book Festival and of course, the Paris Fair.
International Agricultural Show
If you want to discover the French living heritage, go to the International Agricultural Show. From February 26 to March 6, the whole of the French farm will be at the Porte de Versailles to let you discover agricultural and wine products and of course, to allow you to taste the gastronomy of our regions. The little Parisians are particularly fond of this lively outing which allows them, thanks to the general agricultural competition, to approach more than 2500 animals. This 58th edition, whose theme is “agriculture: our daily life, your future!” will also be marked by the launch of the French AgriTech by the Ministries of Agriculture and Economy. Salon International de l’Agriculture, February 26 to March 6, Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles. Every day from 9am to 7pm. Info.
Festival du Livre de Paris
At QUARTIER LIBRE****, we love culture in all its forms! If you want to immerse yourself in the literary tradition and discover new talents, good news: the biggest literary event in France, the Paris Book Festival, will be entirely free this year. After choosing your visit slot online, you will be able to discover three thematic areas: “telling the world” (humanities and literature); “imagining the world” (comics, manga, children’s books) and “inhabiting the world” (creative leisure, art, gastronomy and tourism). Several literary cafés, workshops for children, concerts and artistic performances mixing music, song, dance and drawing will also be on the program. Festival du Livre de Paris, April 22-24, Grand Palais Éphémère. Info.
Foire de Paris
Staying at QUARTIER LIBRE**** means living in an apartment that mixes French elegance with design. So we naturally end this overview with the leading event of the spring, the Foire de Paris, for a dive into the French art-de-vivre. Visiting the biggest European Home Fair, which has chosen the red thread of renewal to celebrate its great comeback, will allow you to do some shopping, while enjoying the gastronomy of the participating 48 countries. The Paris Fair is also famous for discovering inventions that revolutionize our daily lives, with the famous Concours Lépine that rewarded the ballpoint pen, the steam iron or the electric wheelchair. Free shows, live concerts, parades in the colors of African and overseas islands and a Village of Food Trucks … also await you for a change of scenery guaranteed! Foire de Paris, Paris Expo porte de Versailles, from April 28 to May 9, 2022, from 10am to 7pm. Info.
Whether you attend these shows for professional reasons or for the pleasure of the eyes, your place of stay becomes strategic to reach them quickly, while enjoying the Parisian life. QUARTIER LIBRE**** Saint-Georges is ideally located close to the Saint-Georges metro station, on line 12 of the metro which leads directly to Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles. And Pigalle, which allows you to reach the Villepinte Exhibition Center in 45 minutes. There is no doubt that after a day of walking the aisles, making contacts, making purchases or finalizing sales, you will be happy to enjoy your cozy Parisian apartment and feel at home in the peace and quiet. And if you still need to work, our apartments are equipped with an office area, and our meeting room equipped with a scanner and a printer will also allow you to work in complete serenity.
Enjoy your visit!