• Frequently asked questions

  • Find out all the pieces of information about your venue, the ticketing or the events which will take place during the Show in this FAQ.

  • Practical information

  • What are the opening times?
    Every day from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., except Sunday 11 December: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    Late night opening for the general public on Friday 9 December until 10.00 p.m.

    Do I have to buy an admission ticket for my child?
    Entry is free for children under 16.


    How do I get to the Show?
    Find the practical information about your travels (subway, bus, taxi or bike).


    Are animals allowed in?
    Pets are welcome as long as they do not soil the carpets or disturb the comfort of our visitors.


    Is there a late night opening?
    There is a late night opening on Friday 9 December until 10.00 p.m.


    Is there a car park near the Show?
    There are two car parks available: Porte R car park, Rue d’Oradour sur Glane, access under the "périphérique" (ring road) . Open air car park outside the Palais des Sports, at the main entrance to Hall 1. If these car parks are full, you can also park in car park F, on the terrace of pavilion 7: access via Rue Marcel Yol.


    Is the Show reduced mobility-friendly?
    The exhibition area of Paris-Expo Porte de Versailles has facilities for people with reduced mobility. Electric wheelchairs* are available to visitors with reduced mobility throughout the visit, and all car parks have dedicated reduced mobility parking spots.
    *Within the limits of availability; identity papers must be deposited as a guarantee.


    Is there a left luggage office or a cloakroom?
    A cloakroom is available at the entrance to Hall 1 (€2 per item).


    Can you eat at the Show?
    There are several catering areas in Hall 1, including:

      • The Méli-Mélo cafeteria,
      • Paul, at the entrance to pavilion 1,
      • Mémé du Quercy: specialities of south-west France,
      • An oyster bar
      • Jambon à la broche
      • Le Bistrot des Marins

  • Ticketing

  • What is the price of admission?
    Admission to the Show is €16 from 3 to 11 December 2016. Online ticketing provides a reduction up to the opening of the Show, with tickets at €13.
    Do I qualify for a concession?
    If you buy your ticket online you can get a discount of €3. This offer is valid exclusively on the website up to the opening of the Show.
    Can you buy tickets on site?
    Ticket offices open at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 3 December at the entrance to the Show. However, to avoid queueing, we recommend booking tickets now on our website, in the "ticketing" section – which also means you will benefit from the special price of €13 (instead of €16 on-site).
    Should I print out my e-ticket?
    Print out your e-ticket so that you can present it to the hostesses at the entrance to the Show.
    Is my ticket valid for several days?
    A ticket is valid for a single admission throughout the period of the Show. If you exit the Show, you are not allowed back in.
    If we buy tickets for the Piscine & Bien-Être Show, can we visit all the Nautic pavilions?
    Your ticket gives you admission to the Nautic - Paris International Boat Show and all its pavilions.

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  • Events

  • What are the different categories at the Show?
    Sailing, tourism, speedboats and equipment are the four main sectors, featuring 775 exhibitors representing 1,400 brands in a total area of 125,000 m².
    You can find various sectors in each Hall:
    Hall 1 – Sailing, Tourism and Board Sports
    Hall 2.1 – Equipment
    Halls 2.2, 2.3, 3  and 4 – Motorboats, Engine Manufacturers and Fishing Hall
    Exhibition Bridge – Fashion and Leisure
    What events are planned?
    Each year features a large number of events. With exhibitions, introductory watersports sessions, competitions (like the Nautic Design Awards and Nautic Start-Up Contest), there are over 50 entertainments/events laid on during the Nautic Boat Show!
    How can you register for events in the Nautic Spot?
    In the Spot Nautic, you will find a 500 m² pool where you can try out several watersports for free: wakeboarding, Stand Up Paddling, canoeing/kayaking, Optimist sailing and windsurfing. To register, go to the Spot reception desk in Hall 1 at the Porte de Versailles and sign up directly on-site, for free.

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