As foreign tourists make their comeback to Paris, the City Council and the Tourist and Convention Bureau have joined forces to create ParisLocal, an event aimed at promoting Parisian know-how.
The City of Paris and the Tourist and Convention Bureau are jointly launching the first edition of ParisLocal, an initiative that will take place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November 2021 in all the arrondissements of the capital as well as in the inner suburbs (92, 93 and 94). This new event will be an opportunity to highlight Parisian crafts, know-how and gastronomy.
During these three days, the various craftsmen of the City of Light will open their doors to visitors curious to learn more about their trades and eager to discover the range of their talents. This event is aimed as much at foreign visitors as at French and Ile-de-France visitors and aims to promote the local know-how that is the pride and fame of the capital.
As tourism picks up in Paris since September, it is important for the City to highlight the artisans and shopkeepers who contribute to the liveliness of Paris on a daily basis and who make our city a unique, creative and abundant place. With this Paris Local event, we are proposing a new way of discovering the Parisian territory : in a more authentic, more embodied and more sustainable way ; this is what characterises a different Paris for us.
Frédéric Hocquard, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of Tourism and Nightlife
This event is also an opportunity to support the city's commercial activity, which has been heavily impacted by the health crisis, with foreign customers absent for many months. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover Paris in a different way and finally, this event affirms the sustainable commitment of Parisian stakeholders. ParisLocal is part of the Sustainable Tourism Conference, organised on 1 July, laying the foundations for positive impact tourism.
With ParisLocal, it is the Paris of Parisians, this Paris that is different and responsible that we are trying to show by promoting the know-how of the region. All the districts are full of talent and this event highlights the creative spirit that drives all the stakeholders in Greater Paris.
Corinne Menegaux, Director General of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau