I took a trip to the Foire d'Automne at the Porte de Versailles in Paris today. The event is open from 10h - 19h every day. The theme of the show is 'Le Potager à Croquer' or the vegetable garden. There are numerous seminars and free activities for all the family around the theme such as 'Coaching for Gardeners', 'Cooking seminars', 'Creating a vegetable garden' and many other interesting activities. There was also a very interesting photographic exhibition entitled 'Des legumes et des hommes', featuring various personalities alongside the gardeners from the Potager du Roi at Versailles with their favourite vegetables. The images were really fun and creative.
of which I will post another time when I have more images. The exhibition will also be installed in Bercy Village in the restaurant Chai. until 31 December.;;;;
I was pleased to visit the stand of the Association des Jardiniers de France, an association that has existed since 1876, is approved by the Ministeries of Education, Agriculture and Ecology. For 44 Euros a year, one can become a member, receive newsletters and access to the line firstname.lastname@example.org The aims of the Association are to offer free lessons, seminars, visits and plant sales. You can contact the Association at www.jardiniersdefrance.com
There were a fewstands which I particularly liked the look of:-
Shooky hammocks look fabulously comfortable and perfect for a quiet corner in the garden in the summer or in the home if you have the space..
Hammocks from www.shooky.fr
These charming playhouses are easily constructed from solid wood pieces and can be constructed by the children themselves with a little help from their parents. Better than those garishly coloured plastic houses that we see so often like a blot on the landscape beaming out like a beacon in the garden methinks.
There were also plants and unusual bulbs for sale at very reasonable prices.
And some impressive displays of vegetables
I also really enjoyed visiting the 'degustation' area where all manner of food and drink products were on sale. I particularly liked the free wine tastings and I munched on an excellent sandwich with Spanish cheese and Jambon serrano which was delicious! A nice little day out; Nothing as grand as the main Foire de Paris but a pleasant diversion for a few hours.