Experience the first Parisian trade fairs of 2016
Published on 10 February 2016, dans Fairs & Trade Shows
The International Agricultural Fair: the rural world comes to the heart of Paris
Paris welcomes the nation’s food producers from February 27th to March 6th, when the Paris Porte de Versailles exhibition centre will once again provide the venue for the world-renowned Salon International de l’Agriculture, a huge and essential trade fair. This event, which celebrates its 53rd edition, will centre this year about a specific theme; that of Socially Responsible Agriculture and Food, and four sectors will be represented; livestock breeding, crops and plants, culinary products, and agricultural services and professions.
When you attend this event you and your family will experience highlights such as the showing of thousands of farm animals belonging to some 330 breeds, numerous exhibitions, the excitement of the General Agricultural Competition, the opportunity to sample an incredible array of fresh produce and culinary delights, and a full programme of activities and workshops in which to participate. Children are well provided for, with special exhibitions, quizzes and other exciting events to enable them to have some fun while they learn about the world of agriculture. A ‘Families Welcome’ is also provided, including the provision of a comic backpack of goodies, with a safety strap to ensure you don’t lose sight of the kids!
World Tourism Fair: the whole world comes to the heart of Paris
The 41st edition of the Salon Mondial du Tourisme spreads out its stalls at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from March 17th to 20th, 2016. Bringing professionals from the world of tourism and travel enthusiasts together, this colossal trade fair offers you the opportunity to discover the most beautiful destinations and the most exciting landscapes in the world. For those looking for somewhere to spend their next vacation, this is the perfect place to discover ideas and prepare themselves for the holiday of a lifetime.
As ever, the World Tourism Fair 2016 will deal with various themes. These include the Tourism of Memory, in which memorial sites, battlefields and museums are visited, and Trends and Innovation, where services and products are offered which could revolutionise your holiday habits. Lovers of fine food and wines will surely appreciate the area dedicated to wine tourism, the discovery of vineyards and regions prized for their rich cuisine. The Children’s area helps to ensure that this wide-ranging trade fair is also a family occasion, with games and fun-packed ways to learn all about customs and traditions around the globe.
******More information: • Parc des expositions (exhibitions halls) at Porte de Versailles Porte de Versailles, 1, place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris 15th • Salon de l'agriculture (Paris International Agricultural Show), from saturday february 27th to sunday march 6th, 2016 from 9 am to 7 pm all days Metro: line 12, station "Porte de Versailles", this line serves the Montparnasse and St Lazare train stations ; line 8, station "Balard" Tram line: line T2 or line T3a, station "Porte de Versailles" Bus: line 80, station "Porte de Versailles" or line 39, station "Desnouettes" or "Porte d'Issy" • Salon mondial du tourisme (International Tourism Exhibition), from thursday March 17th to sunday Mars 20th, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm (without interruption), closing 6 pm on sunday Metro: line 12, station "Porte de Versailles", this line serves the Montparnasse and St Lazare train stations ; line 8, station "Balard" Tram line: line T2 or line T3a, station "Porte de Versailles" Bus: line 80, station "Porte de Versailles" or line 39, station "Desnouettes" or "Porte d'Issy"
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