Europropre 2019 Paris: a complete guide
3 reasons you shouldn’t miss Europropre this year
- During the last 2 years since the last show took place, numerous innovative solutions you need to know about were brought to the market
- It’s the only event that has implications in domains such as hygiene, cleanliness and other multiservices.
- During the three days trade show, subjects like digitalization, robotics, reduction and energy impact will be covered.
The Trade Show
Taking place between the 16th and 18th of April, Europropre is one of the biggest european events on hygiene, cleanliness and multiservices that takes place every two years. The show is an opportunity to learn about the newest improvements and innovations in the sector by attending a trade show where the hottest technologies and solutions are being showcased.
The 16th edition of the event will be a mix between interesting exhibitors, highly entertaining speakers and numerous networking opportunities where experience exchanges will be at their finest.
It’s true that trade shows are amazing places where you can find out what other players of the market are doing, but what’s even better is when the whole experience turns into a learning one. Getting to know even more insights from professionals that have many years of experience and have gone through many interesting situations & overcame them, is something that shouldn’t be missed.
Thus, this year’s trade show will be accompanied by a 3 day conference where we will have the opportunity of getting to know more than we would ever expect to.
The Europropre event will be held at the biggest exhibition center in France, the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles inside Pavilion 1.
How to get around Paris
Similar to other capitals from Europe, Paris is a very well connected city, travellers having numerous ways to get around the city and to go from one tourist attraction to the other.
When it comes to transportation around the city, public transport is the best way to get from point A to point B. Options include the subway, the RER (that is a type of suburban train that connects with the subway), trams, buses and also the Noctilien (the night bus).
A ticket usually costs around 1.80 eur for buses or trams and it’s valid for 90 minutes. During this 90 minutes time span you can transfer onto different lines, but not from the bus/ tram lines onto the metro, for the subway being needed to validate another ticket.
To plan your trip, just go on the official RATP website and find out what the best route is for you.
If you aren’t a big fan of public transport, you can always get taxis. A journey inside the city’s premises shouldn’t cost more than 30 eur and are metered, so don’t get on any car that doesn’t have a meter because you might get scammed.
If your thing is paying for transports with your credit card, you should know that UBER and other similar apps like Chauffeur Privé, Marcel and Snapcar are also available in the city and are usually 20 to 30% cheaper than taxis (discounts don’t apply at peak hours when the surge is pretty high).
For the environmentalist in you, you might also be glad to find out that the city has great options for walking (with many pedestrian streets) and biking, the city’s bike rental city, Vélib’ being a cheap and easy way to get around (a 24hr bike rental will cost you around 1.70 eur, while a seven-day rental will be around 8 eur).
Situated in the northern central France, during spring, the weather in Paris is just perfect for trips around the city. The temperatures in April average around 11°C (52°F) being ideal for long walks around the newly blossoming nature or participating in events that are taking place outdoors.
Where to stay
Paris features numerous hotels and places to stay, for budgets ranging from economy to luxury. To book your accommodation we suggest using either Booking.com, Airbnb.com or Hostelworld.com.
Exactly like the case of Germany, France is also a part of the European Union so the national currency is the euro. The euro is almost equal with the US dollar, making it easy to calculate how much everything is worth.
When it comes to credit cards and debit cards, you can use them in most places, but for transportation tickets and small stores we suggest you carry around a small amount of cash.
Remember that it’s better to use smaller bills, instead of wandering around with 50, 100 or 500 euro bills!
If you’re curious what your daily Paris budget could look like, here are a few ideas (note that the budget can get way higher depending on your spending habits):
Total amount: 100 eur, that consists of:
- 5 eur breakfast;
- 10 eur lunch;
- 15 eur dinner;
- 10 eur for transportation;
- 10 eur for tourist attractions;
- 50 eur for accomodation (per night).
Paris is statistically one of the safest major metropolitan areas in Europe. Violent crime rates are fairly low here, although some crimes, including pickpocketing, are fairly prevalent.
As a consequence, you should always be vigilant with your personal affairs, especially in crowded areas such as trains, metro stations, and any popular tourist areas. Also, avoid having more than 100 euro in cash with you at a time. If your hotel room includes a safe, consider using it to store valuables or cash.
Never leave your bags or valuables unattended in the metro, bus, or other public areas. Not only do you risk theft by doing so, but unattended bags may be considered a security threat and can be immediately destroyed by security officials.
Like the case of other capital cities around Europe, after the terrorist attacks, you should expect harsher security measures and longer times waiting in lines at events until you get past the security checkpoints.
• Should I Avoid Certain Areas?
We'd like to say that all areas of the city are 100% safe.
But caution is warranted in some, especially at night, or when traveling alone as a woman.
Especially when traveling alone, avoid areas around metro Les Halles, Chatelet, Gare du Nord, Stalingrad and Jaures late at night or when the streets appear less than crowded. While generally safe, these areas have at times been known to harbor gang activity or to be the site of hate crimes.
In addition, avoid traveling to the Northern Paris suburbs of Saint-Denis, Aubervilliers, Saint-Ouen, etc. after dark. Visitors to the above-mentioned areas may also take precautions by keeping a low profile and by refraining from wearing highly visible jewelry or clothing that identify them as members of a religion or political movement.
• Staying Safe on the Road and Dealing With Traffic
Pedestrians should be especially careful while crossing streets and busy intersections. Drivers can be very aggressive in Paris and traffic laws are frequently broken. Even when the light is green, take extra caution while crossing the street. Also watch out for cars in certain areas that seem pedestrian-only (and perhaps are, in theory).
Driving in Paris is not advisable and can be both dangerous and aggravating. Parking spaces are limited, traffic is dense, and erratic driving is common. If you must drive, make sure you have up-to-date international insurance.
• Emergency Numbers of Note in Paris
The following numbers can all be dialed toll-free from any phone in France (including from payphones where available):
- General emergency number: Dial "112"
- Medical Emergencies: Dial "15"
- Fire brigade: Dial "18"
- Police: Dial "17"
- SOS Médecins (doctors): 01 47 07 77 77
- SOS Dentaire (dentists): 01 43 37 51 00
- SOS burns (Hôpital Cochin): 01 58 41 41 41
• Pharmacies in the Capital
Most Paris neighborhoods have numerous pharmacies, which can be easily recognized by their flashing green crosses. Many Parisian pharmacists speak English and can provide you with over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers or cough syrup. Paris does not have North-American style drugstores, so you'll need to head to a pharmacy for most over-the-counter medications.
Top restaurants in Paris
- La Min: French Brew Pub, International, Wine Bar, Gastropub cuisine on 45 rue de Montreuil.
- Il Etait Un Square: French, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly on 54 rue Corvisart.
- ASPIC: French, European, Contemporary cuisine on 24 rue de la Tour D Auvergne.
- Epicure: French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options cuisine on 112 Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honoré | Le Bristol Paris.
- L’Acolyte de L’Insolite: French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options cuisine on 49 rue de la Folie Méricourt | Acolyte.
Top 5 places to visit in Paris
- The Eiffel Tower: Probably the most famous tourist attraction of France, the Eiffel Tower welcomes thousands and thousands of people throughout the year. Built between 1887 and 1889 the tower is the most visited paid monument in the world with around 6 million people climbing it every year.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 09:30 - 11:45
Usual que time: 2 hours average waiting time.
- The Louvre Museum: As the largest art gallery from the whole world, The Louvre is a historical site that was first opened to the public as a museum in 1793. Since then the gallery has been the home of many famous art pieces, holding tourists’ attention with pieces like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and many more.
Opening hours: Monday - 09:00 - 18:00, Tuesday - closed, Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00, Thursday 09:00 - 18:00, Friday 09:00 - 22:00, Saturday & Sunday - 09:00 - 18:00.
Usual que time: 1 hour average waiting time.
- Palace de Versailles: Beautiful gardens, exquisite interior decorations and many years of intense history make from the Palace de Versailles one of the most visited attractions from France. Its steps are passed annually by more than 6 million tourists and holds the title of UNESCO World Heritage site, offering every sightseer views to remember a lifetime.
Opening hours: Monday - closed, Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 - 17:30.
Usual que time: 1 hour average waiting time.
- Arc de Triomphe: With its gorgeous architecture, the Arc de Triomphe makes for a bunch of beautiful pictures during your trip. The monument honors the brave souls who have fought and died during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars and right beneath it stands the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of World War I.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 10:00 - 22:30.
Usual que time: 30 minutes average waiting time.
- Notre Dame de Paris: Being more than just a pretty site from a famous movie, the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral is a medieval Catholic Cathedral where you can enjoy the exquisite architecture of a time long gone when construction works lasted for years and years and numerous creative minds were working one after the other to build the most beautiful monuments in the whole world.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:45, Saturday & Sunday - 08:00 - 19:45.
Usual que time: 15 minutes average waiting time.
Useful traveling tips
Because we love making the most out of our tech, here are a few apps that will help you out with your Paris trip:
- Hopper (Flight Planning): One of the many flight planning apps out there, Hopper will help you find the best prices on flights and get alerts sent when prices drop.
- Packpoint (Luggage Planner): Based on the location you are traveling to, the trip type, the time of the year and the weather, let the app help you plan what to take with you on your journey.
- OpenTable (Restaurant Reservations): Avoid waiting in line, or not getting a table at all when going out by reserving a table through the OpenTable app.
- GoogleTrips (General Travel Tips): It is a service that has user-submitted travel advice and recommendations.
- GoogleMaps (Route planning): Last, but not least, Google Maps is definitely the king when it comes to route planning. You’ve been using it for sure!
Your chance to meet the Intersoft team!
Let’s meet at Europropre & talk more about the industry, our innovative solutions and how we can help your business growth with our integrations.
Intersoft Solution is a suite of Proactive Mobility Integrated Management Modules for service companies, based on 2 unique and innovative concepts: risk-reducing proactivity and centralized multi-level database for profit center organization.
We have a great location for our booth, with several surprises planned for our visitors. Be sure to stop by Booth R31 to say “Bonjour”!