Salon De L’Agriculture Paris
This post was meant to be posted a long long time ago… it was more than a year we went to Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris. It can be called a food festival but a lot more than that! It a big exhibition of anything from livestock to food, wine and more.
You will find exhibition hall that is dedicated to prize-winning animals from different regions in France. Of course, a huge hall that accommodates all the farmers and vendors of wine, cheese, ..etc. It’s a annual event that takes place from the end of February to the beginning of March. If you are a serious foodie, this is an event that you shouldn’t miss!
Last year we went to Salon de l’Agriculture for the first time and it was awesome! I didn’t make it this year but hopefully will be making another trip next year.
We first checked out the hall where they kept the livestock. Different breeds of sheeps, cows, chickens, … you name it they have it. It’s amazing to see all the different breeds of animals that I had never seen before. Each year, the best breeds are given medals for its meat, milk, wool, etc. Below photo shows 2 medals given to the sheeps – 3rd prize for the meat and 2nd prize for the wool.
As we stepped into another building, I could sense food! Food, oh glorious food was not too far away! In the food exhibition hall, it suddenly struck me how much in love French people are with their food – just as much as how we Malaysian people love food – talking about food, eat at least 5 times a day, never tired of cooking and eating – feeling so in love everyday when we eat, cook, talk (or even dream) about food! That’s probably why I feel so connected to France, a wider horizon of a food nation!
All the fabulous products that I saw at the food hall just blew my mind away! I wanted to taste all of them! Apart from food, I spoiled myself with some really good wine too. Being a completely novice in wine, I was glad to learn about Corsican wine – really a well kept secret!
One of the highlights of the event was to see how the baguettes are being made from scratch! Those guys have been making baguettes for years, the patience and love they have in them are the result of those good baguettes! I felt really lucky to eat one that was fresh from the oven – crispy on the outside and fluffy inside!
There were just too many things to see, apart from food, a dance performance by some lovely Tahitian girls!
A great trip, not only to indulge in food and wine, it is great to see Paris, a city that I love and never get bored of returning!
OMG… Cantik sekali the photos… I want to visit Paris again … last visit was on our honeymoon 20 yrs ago :)…
I like the ‘permed’ feathered friend. Haven’t seen one before 🙂
Can’t wait to see your Moscow holiday photos too 🙂
Lisa, terima kasih.
You and your hubby should make another trip to Paris! Don’t forget to stop by London, then kita orang boleh pi makan. 😉
Yeah, tu ‘permed’ feather friend memang cute!
Moscow holiday pics soon! 😀
Thanks for the virtual visit! A great event.
It looks like it was a wonderful and mouth-watering event 🙂
Yes, it was a great experience!
Your pictures and words are inviting. By the way, seems that things are all labeled in French, any English available : )?
Yes, all the products are in French.. most of them are really good!
Fabulous, now that’s an event I’d love to attend!
Yes – if ever you have a chance, it would be a great experience!
Sigh! I wish to visit there one day, really do. I love the pictures, and the baguettes make me very hungry. Must be so good…
The baguettes were really good. I am very much addicted to baguette when I go to Paris. 🙂
all photos are superb! they are hooked me. the garlic just like pearl 🙂
Thank you Ira!
What an invaluable experience! I hope you will make it next year and share more with us. 😉
I hope so too! 🙂
Such gorgeous pictures! Will have to visit one day…
Yes, it is a life time experience that is so worth it!
Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.
Awesome pictures, Thanks for sharing! My Paris trip was 7 years ago when my husband and I were celebrated 10years wedding anniversary over there.. hehehe..and we promised ourself must visit Paris again when we celebrate 20years wedding anniversary..
Oh yes, Paris is really a nice place. Make sure you visit again! 🙂
this is a very interesting event, wished we could have similar stuff here 🙁
btw that bird really looked beautiful and unique!
Yes, it was really interesting!! My first ever experience. 🙂