October in Paris: the Autumn Fair and the Paris Motor Show

October is on the way, bearing a big Parisian smile! As we glide gently into autumn, the capital presents various key trade fairs to catch your interest, and we would like to bring a couple of these to your attention. The Autumn Fair and the Paris Motor Show will, as usual, be bursting with innovative ideas and new trends.

Lifestyle and decorating ideas

Following on from the Foire de Paris, the Foire d'Automne is an essential event. From October 21st to 30th the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre will host some 360 exhibitors presenting the very latest trends and developments in design, gastronomy and wellness in a wide-ranging trade fair filled with ideas, interest and entertainment. The event is divided into five distinct themes: Technical and Technological Innovations; World Tour of Expertise; Food and Wine; Recreation and Smart Products; and Beauty, Fashion and Accessories.

Come along alone, or with friends or family, and have fun testing new products. You can also take advantage of the free coaching and interactive DIY workshops on offer, provided by professionals in interior decoration, cooking and beauty and wellness. Whatever your desires or interests, the 11th edition of the Paris Autumn Fair will give you plenty of ideas for enhancing your lifestyle, improving your home, embracing the latest technology, staying healthy, looking good and eating well. 

Cars from the cinema!

October is a special month in Paris because it virtually rains festivals and fairs. In addition to the Foire d'Automne, October is also the month of the automobile. The Porte de Versailles exhibition centre is the venue for the Mondial de l’Automobile, the internationally famous Paris Motor Show, which takes place from October 1st to 16th. Held every two years, the oldest trade fair of its kind in the world is a huge event attended by car manufacturers from across the globe, who present their latest concept cars and production vehicles, many of which will be making their debut public appearance here. You will also have the opportunity to discover the latest developments undertaken by the manufacturers in terms of clean vehicles. To make this year’s show even more appealing, there will be a special exhibition devoted to the cars which have achieved fame in the movies.

Since your itinerary is likely to be pretty full throughout the entire month of October, it’s a wise move to select a good Paris hotel within easy reach of the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. You will find that the Hotel Sophie Germain, ideal for holidays and business trips, makes the perfect choice. Proudly situated in Paris Montparnasse, our completely renovated hotel welcomes you in comfort and conviviality. As the hotel is in the centre of the capital, getting to the exhibition centre to attend the Motor Show or the Autumn Fair will not be a problem. You will be there in less than five minutes!


Hotel Sophie Germain, a charming 3* hotel on the left bank of Paris

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