28 April-8 May 2006. Divided into Leisure, Home and Garden, and Life Abroad, the annual Foire de Paris at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles covers 220,000 sqm of exhibition space with around 3,000 exhibitors. The Leisure section includes do-it-yourself, home cinema, camper vans and over 140 stands devoted to fitness and well-being. More than 1,000 exhibitors from France and abroad bring their handcrafts, cuisine and traditions to the Life Abroad section. Special events are featured in each section including a festival of Arab Culture in Hall 6 with music, crafts and gastronomy from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahren and Qatar. Visitors can watch sculptors Yvako and brothers David and Frdrico Alagna creating monumental artworks on the terrace of Hall 8. The Fair also has a space for children from 4 to 10 years of age. Admission 12 two-day pass, 18 Concession, 10 Under 14s, 7 Under 7s free. Daily 10.00-19.00, Sat-Sun and public holidays 09.30-19.00. Late night Fri 5 May 10.00-23.00. The Late Night at the Fair will feature the famous Banda de Santiago de Cuba and its 25 musicians. The website is in French and English.
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The Paris Expo is at the Porte de Versailles. By Mtro: line 12 to Porte de Versailles, line 8 to Balard. By bus: lines 80 & PC1. By RER: line C to Boulevard Victor station.