A trip to the Salon de l'Agriculture (Agriculture Fair), and a cheap Paris thanks to the Hotel Tolbiac.

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Things change for the 50th anniversary ! A Focus on the novelties...


hotel-salon-agriculture-2013For half a century, the Salon International de l'Agriculture (International Agriculture Fair) gathers each year all the stakeholders of the agricultural world. It is a reference in its sector, not only in France but even abroad. In the beginning, the Fair was created around the Concours Général Agricole des Animaux (General Agricultural Contest for Animals). Then it has grown and has followed, year after year, the evolution of the french agriculture.

It now gathers 1300 exhibitors coming from 22 countries and more than 4000 animals. This event is particularly appreciated by the public coming in numbers.

In 2012, more than 680 000 have come.


In 2013, the Fair celebrates its 50th anniversary around the concept of “The Agriculture at the heart”... at the heart of people... of cities... of Arts... and of everyone !


The Fair evolves. The Pavilion 1 is no longer used, the animals are allocated between the different halls in order to allow an easier visit.


Every anniversary comes with gifts. For the 50th edition of the Salon International de l'Agriculture, you will find limited edition items such as the 50th anniversary shopping bag. The “livre des souvenirs” (book of memories) will make you relive great moments of the fair, with pictures and old posters. You will also find the “passeport des animaux” (“animals' passport”) : a lexicon on animals and a game for children that allow them to meet the breeders of the 7 animals representing the fair this year !


A quizz : did you know that in 1963 there was :

  • on January 22nd the signature of the Traité de l'Élysée de coopération Franco-allemande (French-German cooperation Treaty)
  • on April 28th a memorable soccer match between Brasil and France (that bowed down at 85th minute after 3 goals from the King Pelé)
  • on May 27th the famous song of Bob Dylan “Blowin’In The Wind”
  • on July 14th Jacques Anquetil brings back the yellow jersey to Paris and wins the Tour de France for the 3rd consecutive time
  • on August 28th “I have a Dream”, Martin Luther King delivers his famous speech
  • on November 22nd the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas


Useful informations


The Salon International de l'Agriculture takes place from saturday February the 23rd to sunday March 3rd 2013 in Paris : Porte de Versailles, 1 place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris


Everyday from 9am up to 7pm. Night visits : friday March 1st from 7pm up to 11pm (entry until 10.30pm).


The Hotel Tolbiac, thanks to its location near the tramstation “Massena”, allow you to peacefully go to the Salon de l'agriculture at la Porte de Versailles.