ParisLocal 2023: 14 craftspeople open the doors of their workshops at the Viaduc des Arts

November 2023 1-127 Avenue Daumesnil

ParisLocal 2023: 14 craftspeople open the doors of their workshops at the Viaduc des Arts

Calling all craft enthusiasts: ParisLocal is back for a 3rd edition from 17 to 19 November 2023.

An event not to be missed

What is ParisLocal?

For this year's event, ParisLocal is bringing together over 500 talented artists, craftspeople and artisans (ceramists, cabinet-makers, jewellers, chefs, pastry-makers, cheesemakers, glass-blowers, designers, wig-makers, etc.) committed to authentic, sustainable creation and responsible consumption.

The event is organised by the Mairie de Paris, Paris Je T’aime – Office de Tourisme, la Métropole du Grand Paris, which is putting the spotlight on the expertise of Greater Paris and its artisans.

This year, visitors from Paris, the Ile-de-France region and further afield will be able to take part in a series of new and original strolls around cross-cutting themes that trace the evolution of the craft industry over time, highlighting the eco-responsible commitment of Parisian craft industry players and promoting short circuits.

During these 3 exceptional days, the general public is invited to go and meet the craftspeople and shopkeepers and discover the Parisian and metropolitan area in a more authentic and local way.

Events such as exclusive workshops, tastings, demonstrations and open doors showcasing their expertise are on offer in 20 arrondissements of Paris and 3 departments of Greater Paris (92, 93, 94).

17, 18 and 19 November 2023

The date of the event is strategic. It provides an opportunity to support artisans in the run-up to the festive season and to encourage visitors to choose more responsible gifts, made in Paris, as part of a virtuous consumer approach.

ParisLocal gives additional visibility to craftspeople, artists, restaurateurs and producers, and makes them part of a wider communications campaign run by Paris je t'aime.

Whether it's to arouse curiosity or to share the wealth of our crafts and expertise that ParisLocal is a must-attend event, that are helping to make Paris an attractive destination, in particular by showcasing those who bear the "Made in Paris" label.

Meet the craftspeople of the Viaduc des Arts

This year at the Viaduc des Arts, 14 craftspeople are taking part in this unique event and have planned activities just for you:

La Fabrique nomade, the association that helps refugee and migrant craftspeople find employment in their sector in France, will be presenting its unique collections. 

📆 Friday 17 November

📍 1bis av. Daumesnil

Confiture Parisienne is organising a workshop at the jam factory. Their jams are handmade from seasonal fruit, unrefined sugar and cooked in small batches in a copper cauldron using the traditional method.

📆 Friday 17 November

📍 17 av. Daumesnil

 Tzuri Gueta, the multi-faceted designer, artist, craftsman, scientist and explorer will be presenting his unique silicone creations and his world inspired by the seaside and his childhood.

📆 Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November

📍 1 av. Daumesnil

Au Passeur de Lumière opens the doors of its stained glass creation and restoration workshop, with demonstrations of cutting, crimping and painting on glass.

📆 Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November

📍 5 av. Daumesnil

Cécile et Jeanne, a Parisian house of top-of-the-range costume jewellery, are planning an exhibition of their rarest pieces.

📆 Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November

📍 49 av. Daumesnil

Laura Puntillo, from Atelier Punto & Cruz, opens the doors of her workshop specialising in the creation of bespoke shoes for women.

📆 Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November

📍 53 av. Daumesnil

Ithemba, a French design house that works ethically with artisans in different countries, is organising a rum and coconut tasting with 3 inspiring New Caledonian artisans:

- Marie-Lou Jorrot, who works coconuts into lighting and decorative objects.

- Pierrette Faure, who immortalises the imprints of leaves, feathers and wings in jewellery.

- And Andres Vega, who will show you the virtues of his natural oils.

📆 Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November

📍 67 av. Daumesnil

Wecandoo opens the doors of its new 300m² workshop dedicated to ceramics. On the programme: throwing, modelling, passionate craftsmen and magnificent pieces.

📆 Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

📍 23 av. Daumesnil

Design by Jaler has planned an exhibition on The Simpsons and international designers in its prestigious showroom.

📆 Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

📍 51 av. Daumesnil

Atelier C, the Parisian pioneer and leader in chocolate workshops, is offering you chocolate tastings that it has the secret to.

📆 Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

📍 123 av. Daumesnil

Hall Couture, the shared workshop dedicated to fashion designers and independents, is organising a jeans repair and alteration workshop including an introduction to sewing on an industrial machine.
If you're interested, here's the registration link and come along with your damaged or oversized jeans to the slot of your choice (2pm-4pm or 4pm-6pm).

📆 Saturday 18 November

📍 27 av. Daumesnil

Paris-Ateliers, an association under the law of 1901, subsidised by the City of Paris, which offers excellent practice in the field of fine arts and crafts to nearly 5,000 amateurs, invites you to discover how a collage workshop is run.

📆 Saturday 18 November

📍 35 av. Daumesnil

Les Vignerons Parisiens, an urban winery located in the heart of Paris, in one of the arches of the Viaduc des Arts, are organising wine tastings.

📆 Saturday 18 November

📍 57 av. Daumesnil

La Distillerie du Viaduc is organising a gin distillation, an oyster aperitif and will talk to you about the origins of its ingredients and how the recipes are developed.

📆 Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

📍 55 av. Daumesnil

Find out about all the participants in your arrondissement or département in the Paris je t'aime directory.

Paris Distilleries Tour

A first edition

To coincide with ParisLocal, Parisian spirits producers are getting together once again to promote their expertise.

Together they have drawn up the map for the first edition of the Paris Distilleries Tour and are inviting the public to come and meet them from 18 to 19 November 2023 to discover the spirits factories of Paris.

Schedule: visits to workshops, distillations, tastings and discussions with leading figures in the industry.

An overview of the participating distilleries:
- La Distillerie de Paris, the capital's first historic and legal distillery.
- La Distillerie du Viaduc and its collaborative natural spirits.
- Baccae, its made-to-measure spirits and subtle absinthes.
- Maison Hamelle and its Pastis Parisien.
- L'Alambic Parisien and its liqueurs from the rooftops of Paris.

Focus on la Distillerie du Viaduc 

Freshly converted childhood friends, Théo and Quentin set up their traditional stills in one of the vaults of the Viaduc des Arts in the 12th arrondissement in 2022.

Since then, they have been producing natural spirits from local produce (beer, cider and wine) and developing a range of organic spirits made exclusively from French plants.

They are looking forward to seeing you and sharing their passion with you!

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