Paris Boat Show

Free for women visiting on their birthday

The Paris Boat Show runs from 1-9 December at the Porte de Versailles.

The event boasts an expected 300,000 visitors and was revamped last year with attractions grouped into three major sections: Sailing & Tourism: Motor Boating: and Equipment.

The show has traditionally been quite sail oriented but has a good variety of smaller motorcruiers too.

Overall there are 1,200 exhibitors with 1,400 boats, 300 of them new models. There are more than 600 motorboats in all.

Around 86% of exhibitors are French, with 14% foreign, from 23 countries.

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Among the unusual attractions is “City Wave”, a surfing simulator offering an artificial wave for people of all abilities to ride.

Another sees a recreation of wave patterns at different states of the Beaufort scale, within a wind tunnel.

Saturday 1 December to Sunday 9 December.
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles.
Daily 10am to 7pm, late evening on Friday 7 December, until 10pm.
?13 – general admission.
?7 – reduced admission for visitors 16 to 18 years old and groups of 10 or more persons.
Free for children and teenagers under 16 years old.
Free for ladies visiting on their birthday.