The Salon de l’Agriculture is all about featuring the best of France’s farms, farmers, animals, food and drink products, and the agricultural way of life. The show spreads over seven massive halls and focuses on four aspects: animal life, crops-plants and gardening, gastronomy in France and abroad, and agriculture-related services and businesses.
There are thousands of stalls and chances to sample the best of France’s cheese, wine, beer, honey and more.
Sip a fine Bordeaux, beer or cider,sample a piece of ham, foie gras, olive, or taste cheese straight from the farm.
There are also restaurants set up inside the area featuring regional cuisine. Skip the standard hot dogs, pizza and sandwiches, and head for oysters from Normandy, Tartiflette from Evian, cheese dishes from Savoie or fresh ham and sausages brought in from around the country by the farmers themselves.
North of France – Traditional distillery
Pierre Oteiza – Basque Country.
Foie gras preserves and terrines
Salted butter caramel.
Family Secrets – Artisanal Canning
Oysters – Brittany.
Tome de Rhuys – Brittany.
Selection of Bordeaux wines.
Bordeaux great wines.
Great wines of Burgundy.
Noix du Périgord.
Bon Appetit, les filles….
Chèvre – Rigotte de Condrieu
French Cheeses – Tout sourire.
12 replies to “France – Paris Agricultural Show : the biggest market in France -70 photos.”
That looks like an cool place! I’d like to go someday!…also made me really hungry!
Outstanding. I feel a might peckish now. 😉
Incredible photos! I enjoyed seeing all the people and their wares, as well as the countryside photos too. Thank you.
Great photos, as always! One question. Who are the guys in the robes? Judges?
Thank you ! the guys in robes are members of confréries which defend a product,a veg, a fruit (strawberries of Carpentras, Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, melon de Cavaillon, confrerie du foie gras and so on …!) there are hundreds of confreries…some of them are also like a joke…not very serious…funny…thanks for your comment !
Cécile. The photos are Thierry’s work.
So these confreries make sure that the product, fruit, or vegetable are true to the region of origin? Are they elected or volunteer positions?
Sincerely, I don’t really know..I think it depends if the confrerie is important or not….they must be volunteer I suppose…but I am going to ask Thierry if he knows more about them and I’ll tell you..ok ?
look for example : la Confrerie de la truffe de Bourgogne : they have an English version : http://www.confreriedelatruffedebourgogne.asso.fr/
I get it! So, they are very well educated in the product that they promote, which they do through education and marketing.. I learned something today! Awesome! Thanks!
impressive !! it is France as I know it and love it ! full of goodies !
Fantastic and fascinating. Thanks for the great photos.