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.
RER B :
Parc des Expositions
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