Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Agricultural Show Paris 2014 takes place at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from February 22nd until March 2nd. This is the perfect opportunity for those professionally involved in farming to make business connections and discover new developments. But the show also offers something for all the family and makes a fascinating day out. From the Hotel de la Herse d'Or you will have easy access via the Metro.
Agricultural Show Paris 2014 a flagship event
Evolving out of the country fairs which were so prevalent in rural communities during the 18th century, the Poissy prize, awarded to breeders of superior farm animals, was begun in 1843. This in turn developed over the next few decades into the General Agricultural Competition, an official event from 1870, and a means of recognising and rewarding excellence in French livestock breeding.
Today this fine tradition continues as the Paris International Agricultural Show, which it became in 1964, and has expanded to encompass all aspects of farming, livestock rearing and market gardening. This showcase for French agricultural produce and technical know-how and the resultant gastronomy has become famous the world over, drawing close to 700,000 visitors, over a thousand exhibitors from 22 countries and, of course, thousands of their fine animals. On the livestock front you can expect to see around 372 breeds being shown in competition for the various trophies. Elsewhere some 23 categories of produce including several thousand wines will be judged by a select panel of experts and esteemed consumers. Needless to say, the competition is extremely stiff and vigorously contested, making an entertaining spectacle in itself.
There will also be discussions and presentations dealing with traditional and organic farming, new crop raising and selective breeding methods, natural lifestyles, farm machinery and new developments in the field of gardening, whether for the market or for home consumption.
The Hotel de la Herse d'Or, conveniently located for access to the Agricultural Show Paris 2014
At the Hotel de la Herse d'Or, our helpful and multilingual staff will be delighted to assist with your arrangements for attending the Agricultural Show. Relax in our elegant surroundings following a busy day at the Porte de Versailles exhibition hall.
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Hôtel de la Herse d’Or Paris,
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