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60th International Agricultural Show in Paris

It's the benchmark event in the world of agriculture. But the Salon International de l'Agriculture attracts more than just professionals. Thousands of visitors flock to the show every year to make sure they don't miss out. For an entire week at Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles, the show takes place in four universes: livestock and livestock products, products from the regions of France and around the world, crops and plants, and agricultural services and trades. For this 60th edition, the bar is set high. An opportunity not to be missed during your stay in the capital from February 24 to March 3, 2024.
Published on February 7, 2024

International Agricultural Show 2024

In 1964, the very first Salon International de l'Agriculture drew 300,000 visitors. The event has since doubled in size, with over 600,000 people expected at Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles. The enthusiasm for the event continues unabated, even after the event was postponed during the pandemic.

The Concours Général Agricole has been running since its first appearance in France in 1870. It's a real highlight of the show, and the rings are always crowded. Initially, it was reserved for animals, to reward the best of French animal genetics. Nowadays, the competition includes other categories, notably products and wines.

As in previous years, a representative cow is chosen. For this 60th edition, Oreillette, a 5-year-old cow from Normandy, has been chosen as ambassador to honor her territory and the family farm she comes from. The star of the show will proudly wear her three-colored dress in pavilion n°1.

Programming focused on 4 universes

The Salon de l'Agriculture covers the entire Paris Expo area, with four clearly defined universes.

1. Livestock farming and its sectors

This is the world we all know best. This is where you'll find the mascot cow, as well as the rings of the Concours Général Agricole. The gathering of different species showcases the best of the animal industry, with 5 sectors:

  • Cattle, sheep, pigs, goats
  • Equine
  • Dogs and cats
  • Barnyard
  • Animals of the world

Immerse yourself in the world of livestock farming with our activities, and meet the breeders to find out more about their daily lives.

2. Products from the French, Overseas and World Regions

This universe delights the taste buds with flavors from the French terroir, but also exotic specialties that transport you to the four corners of the globe. Stroll through the aisles and you'll feel as if you've traveled to five continents.

Three sectors will be showcasing the products of mainland France, the flavors of France's overseas territories and the products of world agriculture. The Competition's medal-winning products will also be available for tasting in the Pavilion 4 restaurant.

3. Crops and plant sectors

This world is designed to showcase the key players in the French industry in a fun, educational atmosphere.

You'll move from an approach to field crops to gardening, while also tackling arboriculture. You'll also learn about market gardening, as well as wine, cereals and seed production.

4. Agricultural services and trades

French agriculture is also, and above all, about vocations and professions on the move. Discover the challenges facing the sector, the steps involved, the training courses... The leaders in the agricultural world are divided into six sections:

  • Multi-sector
  • Sea and freshwater
  • Environment and energy
  • Woods and forests

How to get to the Salon de l'Agriculture?

The 60th Salon de l'Agriculture will be held from February 24 to March 3, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. To plan your visit, avoid long queues and gain access to the show, you can now book your ticket online.

If you want to optimize the duration of your stay in Paris, you can take a comfortable seat aboard one of our ATR-42s with an average capacity of 48 seats, and reach the capital in just a few hours by plane, thanks to our daily connections from various provincial cities.

The event can then be reached by public transport:

  • On arrival at Orly airport, head for the bus station and take the Orlybus line towards Denfert-Rochereau-Métro-RER.
  • Get off at Montsouris - Tombe Issoire and walk 5 minutes to tramway line 3a at Porte d'Orléans station.
  • 5 stops further on, you can get off at Porte de Versailles to go to the Parc des Expositions.

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