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From the gastronomic to the automotive in the heart of Paris

From the gastronomic to the automotive in the heart of Paris

Categories : Fairs and Trade Shows, Flavors and Gastronomy, published on : 8/10/16

As we know, France is the world capital of gastronomy. To discover this aspect of French heritage, why not enjoy an autumn break at the Hotel Marais Bastille and celebrate the Fête de la Gastronomie with us? Then head off to check out the cars of your dreams at the world-famous Paris Motor Show. 

A festival for fine food aficionados

From September 23rd to 25th Paris celebrates gastronomy and the French culinary heritage when the city takes part in the sixth annual edition of the Fête de la Gastronomie. Top chefs will be giving demonstrations of their skills and sharing recipes with lovers of fine food in unique places.

There will be workshops and tastings, tours of locations related to food production and preparation, exhibitions, and restaurants offering special menus for the occasion. From upscale dinners on the Seine to humble picnics in Montmartre, the many joys of preparing and eating food will be well to the fore throughout the capital! Year after year, this festival attracts more and more gourmets; over 30,000 people attended last year. Whether you enjoy good traditional fare or prefer to explore nouvelle cuisine, this festival will make your stay in Paris unforgettable.

The automotive industry is honoured in Paris

Held every two years in October, the Paris Motor Show is one of the most important and influential automobile trade fairs in the world. If even the fine food and many attractions of Paris are not enough for you and you’re just bursting to learn the latest developments on the automotive scene, then the Salon Mondial de l’Automobile, at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from October 1st to 16th, is the place for you! All the major marques of the world and many more will be in attendance, from Ferrari to BMW and Honda to Ligier.

There will be first looks at new concept and production vehicles. Plus some other four-wheeled stars to dazzle you, as this year the show hosts an exhibition of legendary big screen cars. The Paris Motor Show is ideal for a family outing because there’s no age limit when it comes to appreciating these gleaming vehicles. On special tracks you can test your driving reflexes or try out a powerful machine. There are driving courses offered for both children and adults. And when all that fun gives you an appetite, there are plenty of places to grab a snack before continuing your exploration of the automotive world. Also, if you like F1, you will find an exhibition of collectibles in honour of your favourite drivers.

The Paris Motor Show is unmissable, whether you’re looking for a new vehicle or just love seeing beautiful machines. Check out the world’s oldest motor show during your stay in Paris; it’s so easy to get there from your Hotel Marais Bastille.


Learn more: • Exhibition centre (Parc des expositions) at porte de Versailles • News headlines of Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile)


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