Going to Paris Blockchain Week? Stay Safe Amid Anti-Macron Protests

Visitors to Paris Blockchain Week should prepare for disruptions amid the ongoing protests and strikes in the city.

A man in Paris holding a ticket to Paris Blockchain Week.
  • Visitors at this year’s event should be ready for garbage pile-ups, strikes, and protests. 
  • Metro, rail, and even airport schedules could face disruption. 

This year’s Paris Blockchain Week will gather some of the most influential figures in Web3 and blockchain tech. It will also feature major disruptions in the French capital as the nation grapples with strikes and protests. Travelers to Paris this week should be ready for garbage pileups, longer commutes, and unrest at night. 

On Saturday, Parisiens clashed with the police for a third night over proposed pension reforms. Protests led to major unrest, as crowds set fires on the streets and destroyed parked vehicles. Authorities arrested more than 160 people by Sunday morning. 

At the same time, some 10,000 tonnes of trash are piling up in the streets amid mass strikes. Garbage collectors are striking in solidarity with other unions in opposition to the proposed pension shakeup.


Protests erupted after President Emmanuel Macron used his executive powers to raise the nation’s retirement age from 62 to 64. The move met strong opposition from the French parliament and the public. 

How to Stay Safe During Paris Blockchain Week

Attendees at Paris Blockchain Week should be aware of this situation.  Still, this doesn’t mean they can’t have a safe stay at the event. 

Visitors to Paris might look into scheduling an airport transit, Bloomberg advises. This will help them circumvent any disruptions in public transit. Once at their lodgings, visitors should ask hotel managers or hosts for information. They should know the safest routes to the event. Budgeting more time for transit is also important in case of unforeseen circumstances. 


Paris Blockchain Week 2023 will feature 10,000 attendees and more than 400 speakers from the industry. This year’s event will take place from March 20-24 at a new location, le Carrousel du Louvre. The famous venue is an underground shopping mall near the Louvre museum.  

DailyCoin will provide you with up-to-date event coverage at this year’s Paris Blockchain Week. 

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David Marsanic

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