The Paris International Agricultural Show (Salon International d’Agriculture) takes place annually, end February / beginning March, at the exhibition area in the southern part of Paris, Porte de Versailles. It’s one of the world’s most important agricultural shows.
The 2014 version closed last weekend. I was one of the some 700.000 visitors. Yes, it’s crowded, very popular. For the professionals, a more technical fair is held simultaneously, every second year, in the northern suburbs (Villepinte).
It’s the occasion to have a closer look on some 3 or 4 thousand exposed animals of some hundreds of different kinds. There are daily shows organised with prizes attributed.
There is of course a bovine domination.
Most of the horses showed there back parts only, but there was obviously a good reason for that.
It was easier to see the heads of some smaller members of the genus Equus.
There is also competition between the goats and sheep.
I didn’t count the number of “birds”…
… or rabbits.
Pigs seem to be very productive … and sleepy.
One of the major pleasures is of course to taste, buy… all kinds of agricultural products.