Officially known as Paris Nord so as not to mix it up with the Porte de Versailles trade fair venue, the Parc des Expositions at Villepinte was created in 1981 and enlarged in 1999.
With its eight halls and a huge 200,000m² of space, it can be tiring just getting round it!
Main trade fairs include Maison et Objet, Premiere Vision, the SIAL and the Emballage packaging show. In a different genre, Japan Expo also draws large crowds.
Situated just one stop from Roissy airport - which now has its own mainline train station for high-speed travel to the rest of the country - the site is easy to travel to and from, and is increasingly used as a base for large businesses.
The Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
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