General information for participants


This 22nd edition of the Paris Map, atlas, print & globe fair includes a total number of 34 exhibitors from France, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, South Korea, Canada  and USA. (See list of exhibitors)

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Dealer Setup : 7am to 11am 

Fair is open to the public : 11 am to 6 pm 

Hotel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris 


We will be providing guards throughout the day, who will patrol the entrance doors during set-up hours, and ensure that visitors' small packages and bags are checked-in to the cloakroom on arrival and that on leaving the hall all visitors' purchases are marked with a "Sold" sticker. 


The location of your booth is as last year(s). At arrival you will find an enveloppe at your booth table with general information and badges.  

Please wear your badges all day. They are the only way our staff can recognize you and let you in and out. 

During set-up hours (7.00-11.00) the organization will allow only those persons who are registered. The mapdealer may not have assistants who are map dealers in their own right or who represent map businesses other than that of the registered dealer.  


A wrapping desk is available providing packing paper for packing your sold items. A limited number of hard tubes with plastic closings are available at the wrapping desk as well. The wrapping desk is located in the main hall..  


We have reserved some parking lots in front of the hotel on Friday afternoon and Saturday from 7.00-9.00h for unloading your car. After you are finished unloading you have to remove your car immediately. The nearest car parking is at Drouot and Galeries Lafayette. During break-down hours we have reserved also 5 parking lots and you are requested to remove your car immediately after finishing. 

We have valet parking; after unpacking your car, an hotel employee can park your car for you. If you are staying in Hotel Ambassador the bell-boys will be available to assist you by carrying items in and out the hotel, or in and out your hotel room.  


A special storage room is available after Friday 13.00 for storage of your merchandise during the night. A hotel bell-boy or the hotel concierge can assist you. Storage is free of charge and at your own risk. The organisation or hotel will not take responsibility for loss or damage. 


Please fill on the application form if you want to participate at the fair. Participants from previous year have a garantueed booth, but we need confirmation anyway. Currently only two table booths are available. Standard booth and DeLuxe booths are sold out.

We can put you on a waiting list and we will be contacting you when a booth comes available either in 2024  


You may add, free of charge,  2 items on our Metaverse Map Fair Gallery . 


Please have a look at the list of fellow participating map and instrument dealers

Lyon Map Fair @ ichc2024

Please note that on Wednesday 3 July 2024 we will also organize the LYON Map Fair

More info is here :

Amsterdam Map Fair in the Maritime Museum 2024

Please note that on Saturday 17 September 2024 we will also organize the Amsterdam Map Fair

More info is here :


- Standard stands are 2x2 meters. Stands are composed of a covered table (180x80cm or 80x80cm), chairs and a dealer's name board.

Euro 1025 + TVA * Reserve now

- De Luxe stand are 3x2 meters. Stands are composed of a covered table (180x80cm or 80x80cm), chairs and a dealer's name board.

Euro 1425 + TVA * Sold out

- Table stand has one 180x80cm. table and there is no space for printrack, including chair and a dealer's name board.

Euro 650 + TVA * Reserve now.

* Dealers outside France but within the EU with a valid VAT number are exempt from paying TVA .

Print Racks
If you are traveling light and you still want to present your maps in a print rack we have good news.
For EURO 45,00 (excl. TVA) we offer a print racks for rent. In a standard size stand (2x2meters) you can rent one print rack.
Orders need to be placed before October 1st.
Offcourse you are free in using your own print racks.
Reserve Now

Booth Panels 
Rear screening for displaying maps of 2 meters wide; by 2.30 meters high is optional and must be ordered before October 1st.
Costs are EURO 150 for 2 meters wide.
De Luxe stands may order 2 or 3 metros rear screening. (Cost for 3 meters screen is EURO 225).
If you do not order rear screening, you can not display items in the rear.
It is not allowed to stitch items on the Hotel wall.
Reserve Now

Show cases
We offer one size showcase :
100 x 45 x 180cm. at EUROS 310,00 (excl. TVA).
The showcaseshave light andthe shelvesare adjustable.
Orders need to be placed before October 1st.

Cocktail Reception Friday 3 November

As in previous years, we organize a cocktail on Friday evening,

The cocktail is open to visitors and exhibitors but requires a reservation. This is a great opportunity to meet all collectors and merchants in a relaxed atmosphere before the show.

The reception will include an open bar and will start at 7 pm and lasts for an hour:

Salle Mogador in Hotel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris

By reservation only. Reserve Now

Add your item to the 2023 Meta Fair Catalog

Publish 2 items in the 2023 Metaverse Fair Catalog. The items are displayed for one year..

Please provide a good image.


Friday, November 3

Cocktail 7pm 

Salle Mogador in Hotel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris 

Feel free inviting your clients. However by reservation only. 

Saturday, November 4

Setup 7am to 11am 

Fair is open to the public from 11 am to 6 pm 

Hotel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris 

Free entry for the public. 


Participants who have not yet submitted their passportnumber/drivers license numbers and registration number of their business at any official registery (for Americans EIN or Sales Tax Nr) have to do so as soon as possible. European dealers need to provide their VAT numbers. 

French dealers need to provide their "No récépissé de revendeur d'objets mobiliers" and "Numero de registre du commerce". 

VAT European dealers:

If dealer from outside of France and within Europe provides a valid European VAT registration Nr. he does not have to pay TVA on exposition costs. 

Non-European andFrench dealers:

A non European dealer and a French dealer is charged 20% VAT / TVA on the exposition invoice. 


Dealer who have not yet filled in the registration form are requested doing so as soon as possible. 


Hotel Ambassador - 16, Blvd Haussmann - 75009 Paris - France 

This late 20's style, very centrally located hotel on boulevard Haussmann, is a first class, four star historic hotel featuring a truly Parisian atmosphere, with crystal chandeliers, paintings and antiques. The property has a renowned gourmet restaurant and piano cocktail bar.

The Hotel Ambassador stands nearly on top of the site of the “Hotel Tetebout” (in today's Ninth Arrondissement) where Thomas Jefferson, his daughter, Martha, and his slave, James Hemings, spent most of their first year in Paris.

It was at the Hotel Ambassador that Charles Lindbergh was feted after he made the first solo flight across the Atlantic from a rainy airstrip on Long Island to Paris in 1927.

Superior room EURO 275 - DeLuxe room EURO 395 - Suite EURO 1045 (prices pending on date of reservation) 

Check here for availability in Hotel Ambassador 

Or check out BOOKINGS.COM with often even better rates ! 


Search for other hotels in the Opéra region

Check availability in the Milenium hotel, situated next door to the Hotel Ambassador, and rooms starting at 200 euros.

Location of the hotel / fair:  

Surrounded by Baron Haussmann's celebrated boulevards, the Hotel Ambassador is in a quiet oasis for business and leisure. A pharmacy, post office, newsstand and many interesting small shops and restaurants of all sorts are within a few minutes walk of the hotel. 

Attractions within one mile/3km: Champs Elysee, Notre Dame, Opera Garnier, Place Vendome, and the well known traditional grands magasins (department stores) Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps, and the Stock Exchange.

The Louvre Museum is a 15-20 minutes walk south and the charming Montmartre area is a 10 minute walk north (the view of Montmartre's monumental Sacré Coeur from the corner of Rue Laffitte and Boulevard Haussmann, just east of the hotel, is breathtaking).

There are also a number of early 19th century Passages/Galeries (arcades), including the extensive Passage des Panoramas, near the hotel. As the Eyewitness Travel Guide to Paris says: "At the time of their construction, the Galeries represented a new traffic free area for commerce, workshops and apartments. They fell into disuse but were dramatically revamped in the 1970s and now house an eclectic mixture of small shops selling anything from designer jewelry to rare books." 


• Nearest tube/metro station - Opera-Chausee D'Antin (opposite hotel). Walking distance to  

  tube/metro station - 300 meters/ 3 minutes. 

• Nearest bus stop - Opera (opposite hotel). Walking distance to bus stop - 2 blocks. 

• Nearest rail station - Gare St. Lazare. Walking distance – 10 minutes. 

• Distance from airports - 24 kilometers (Charles de Gaulle) / 17 kilometers (Orly) 

• Public Parking - 5 minutes walk, 

• Valet parking by hotel Ambassador


Getting to Paris is from many European cities very easy with the super fast trains

Thalys (when arriving from Netherlands, Belgium and Cologne) and Eurostar (when arriving from London). 

Check the TGV French train system. Air France and Easyjet are linking the rest of the world with Paris. 

Getting around in Paris:

Hotel Ambassador,16 Blvd Haussmann, 75009 is located in the center of Paris: 

30 minutes from Airport Charles De Gaulle and 45 minutes from Airport Orly. 

Metro: Chaussée d'Antin (lines 7+9) - Richelieu Drouot (lines 8+9) - Opéra (lines 3+7+8)  

RER: link with AUBER. 

Make your visit more profitable and visit one or more of the 20 shops of Paris who are offering maps, prints and travel-related books.

Or the hundreds of other book shops and bouquinistes along the River Seine. 

Paris is still one of the best places to buy your maps and prints. 

Our just relax a few hours or days following the fair and visit the Louvre, the map collection of the Bibliothèque National , the Eifel Tower or the Moulin Rouge.