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The Paris International Agriculture Show

Tous les ans en février à Paris
Tous les ans en février à Paris - Crédit : Salon International de l’Agriculture

 The biggest farm in France

Every year in late February, the biggest farm in France sets up stall at the Paris–Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. For nine days, the biggest and best showcase of French agriculture opens doors to professional and public audiences alike, proposing an unparalleled offer of experienced know-how, talent and tastes.

Organized to revolve around 4 spheres (animals and livestock sector industries, gastronomy from France and around the world, arable farming and crop-sector industries, agricultural skills and services) that invest 6 main halls, the International Agriculture Show (IAS) in Paris welcomes over 650,000 visitors every year.

Even in its very first year (1964), the IAS drew in over 300,000 visitors. Today, the IAS is the must-attend event for learning about French agriculture and French livestock, its genetic quality, its products, and the people involved.

With over 4,600 specimens of 360 breeds of animal on show, along with 1,100 exhibitors from every link in the arable and livestock farming chain (breeder organizations, government agencies, equipment manufacturers, feed producers, processing industries, distributors, and more), the International Agriculture Show is an exceptional gateway to the people and possibilities of the agricultural industry.

 The General Agricultural Competition ― Animals

The International Agriculture Show also doubles up as host to the Concours Général Agricole des Animaux [General Agricultural Competition ― Animals], officially sponsored by the Ministry for Agriculture. First held back in 1870, and hosted at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre since 1925, it offers a demonstration of the excellence of French genetics and breeding skills.

With 2,200 animals on show, presented by 1,450 breeders, the concours offers a stunning opportunity to witness the very best breed specimens of cattle, sheep, goat, pig, horse and dog species.

Alongside this event, the Concours Général Agricole des Produits et des Vins [General Agricultural Competition ― Wines and Foods] is an opportunity to learn about the world-renowned wealth and diversity of French gastronomy: over 20,000 products (wines plus smallholder, farmhouse or industrially-scale meat products and farm produce) presented by 6,600 producers.


Key figures

  • 9-day exhibition
  • 20 hectares of exhibition space
  • 7 species present
  • 4,600 animals from 360 breeds
  • 2,200 animals from 120 breeds on show
  • 20,000 animals and agricultural products on show
  • 1,150 exhibitors
  • 650,000 visitors
  • 35 countries present