You might not know it, but this fair about French farming, animals, food and wine, called the Salon de l’Agriculture, is the biggest of the year for a lot of people, filling the entire exhibition centre near our hotels to the brim!
There is, as you might imagine, an awful lot to see…
Whether you like your animals huge and dirty, or small and furry, the Salon de l’Agriculture est pour vous !
Over its ten days of opening, the fair fills practically all the halls of the vast Porte de Versailles exhibition centre with four themed areas:
— (the most popular part) Products from regions across France and its overseas territories and from the rest of the world!
You’ll be able to get up close to not only farm animals (very majestic ones at that) but also pets, horses, animals form around the world…
The event is so huge that there’s probably more than any human could feasibly see in one day. You can milk a cow, discover urban gardening, taste more French products than you knew existed, watch bakers make bread, find work or training in the world of agriculture, celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Concours Général Agricole that celebrates the best French food and drink, and even meet some young shepherds (trying to win the final of the ‘ovine olympics‘)!
By the way, the mascot of this year’s show (there’s one every year) is Idéale, a gorgeous 6 year-old Charolais who will make your heart melt. Give her a pat from us!
The Salon de l’Agriculture is at Porte de Versailles (here) from 22nd February – 1st March 2020
Open every day from 9am-7pm
Admission: 15€ / 8€ (6-12 year-olds / free (for kids under 6)
Pour consulter le dossier de presse complet de l’événement (courage – il fait 52 pages !), cliquez simplement sur le bouton ‘plein écran’ dans l’image ci-dessous.