Itinerary of a design and technology day
You are a tech and innovative objects lover, aren’t you? There are many addresses in the Paris Design Guide book that could please you: design boutique, cultural place, fashion boutique, café-restaurant, hotel etc. Discover our selection of places you must visit for a I-tech discoveries day in Paris.
Discover I-tech products of the well-known Parrot company
From 10a.m. let’s meet at rue du Quatre September near Opéra to discover one of Parrot stores. UAVs, consumer products and/or smartphone and tablets high tech are proposed.
Thought by Philippe Starck as an experimental place, the store invites its visitors to live test the “Zik” headphones, the “Zikmu” speakers, to pilot the Bluetooth “AR.Drone 2.0” quadricoptere.
The space itself is a true example of modernity: an image wall of twenty-five screens, a backlit table, an overflow room… A showcase of technology.
Once your discovery made at Parrot store, go to the 1st district of Paris for a lunch break.
Get a meal thanks to the technology of the ZA café-restaurant
From noon, go to the Forum des Halles at the ZA café-restaurant. In this place, the technology is everywhere. Enter and connect yourself to the wi-fi to download the restaurant app. Choose your meal, order from the app and pay with your smartphone. Meals will appear directly in front of you on a canteen platter thanks to a lighting carousel at the center of large wooden tables.
It is an urban connected Café where French cuisine is simple and is mixed with literature and technology. 600 square meters of creativity, high-tech initiatives and ecological approaches.
Once your hunger satisfied, let’s go to the 3rd district of Paris. There, the visit of a cultural place is waiting for you.
Immerse yourself in the digital era at the Gaîté Lyrique
Since 2011, Gaîté Lyrique is becoming a reference in terms of cultural and digital entertainment. Designed as a toolbox by the architect Manuelle Gautrand, it proposes: creative studios, an auditorium and an exhibition hall.
Open to all, you can see exhibitions, concerts, play videogames or enjoy a drink according the daily program. A true exchange and discovery place in the heart of Paris, you will have some fun by yourself or with some friends.
After you made a lot of discoveries, leave the 3th district of Paris to join the 6th, more at the South-West.
Continue your shopping with Uniqlo Saint-Germain
In the historical neighborhood of Saint-Germain, the Japanese ready-to-wear Uniqlo brand boutique of 500 square meters contrasts with its high-tech and modern characteristics.
You will have an ultra-modern service being received by Pepper, a humanoid robot created by Soft Bank Robotics company. Right at the entrance of the store, it is capable of recognize human emotions and can guide you through the store. You can even recharge your phone thanks to USB ports during your visit. High-tech, isn’t it ?
After this busy day, join the 13th district of Paris for a well-deserved rest.
End your day in a connected hotel
Take your room keys at the C.O.Q. hotel (Community of Quality), a cozy and connected establishment. Friendly and a guarantee of quality, you will have the feeling to be in a family house.
You will have the choice between 50 rooms all different putting forward the French know-how and the Made in Paris. Comfort, technology and refined material are everywhere.
A design high-tech store and a fashion boutique, a café-restaurant, a place full of surprises and a connected hotel: all you need to explore places where technology is the key word. Have a great time discovering !
Marilyne Lopes d’Andrade