In this new spring season, you will have the opportunity to combine the pleasures of the palate with those of the spirit in a single week. The Salon du Livre, the leading books and publishing trade fair in France, will be held from March 24th to 27th at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. A few minutes away, the Espace Champerret will host a fair for independent wines and winemakers, highlighting the best wines from French vineyards. Finally, the Art Paris Art Fair returns to the Grand Palais a few days later.
Book lovers are on the same page at the Salon du Livre
From March 24th to the 27th, the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles hosts the 37th edition of the Salon du Livre under its new name, Livre Paris. This international book and publishing fair brings together writers, readers, editors and publishers to enjoy more than 800 events and activities. Whatever your favourite subject matter or genre, you can meet authors for a chat and get them to autograph their latest books for you. From the biggest publishing houses such as Gallimard, Grasset or Acte Sud to the smallest local and specialist publishers, this event is large enough to welcome them all, thereby highlighting the richness, vitality and diversity of the publishing world. This year, Morocco is the Livre Paris guest of honour, and the spotlight will be on the inventiveness and vigour of Moroccan literature.
Enjoy the best wines of France at a trade show of independent wine producers
During the same weekend as the Salon du Livre takes place, you can go from savouring the written word to tasting the best French wines thanks to the 38th Salon des Vins et Vignerons Indépendants at the Espace Champerret from March 24th to 27th, 2017. This trade show showcases products from the wine and spirits industry. The winegrowers themselves present their products and invite you to find out about and sample them, so don’t hesitate to participate in the organised tastings to get an idea of the delights available and leave with some bottles of exceptional wine to complete your cellar…
A new edition of Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais
From March 30th to April 2nd, the capital welcomes the latest edition of the Art Paris Art Fair, which takes place as usual in the beautiful surroundings of the Grand Palais. Nearly 150 galleries from thirty countries present the best of contemporary artistic creation. Follow the guided tours that take you along the aisles of the Grand Palais and introduce you to the latest developments in the art world, or discover for yourself the emerging talents who will be the stars of tomorrow. In recent years, this prestigious event has developed a reputation for exploring art scenes around the world. Following last year’s look at Asia, the guest of honour this time around is Africa.
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