When I was little, many times at the dinner table I would ask my dad,
"When are we going to move to a farm?"
He would always say, "Soon".
Maybe that's why I love going to the Paris Agriculture Salon. Course you will never feel like a tourist there since everyone is a tourist.
And you can taste many, many kinds of butter...
And an enormous amount of cheese.
You can become a cheese at the salon...
There are many pretty packages to admire (of cheese).
Plus it's the only place I know, without getting on a train to Rennes, where you can get a half dozen oysters for 7,50€. With wine 8€
Or a brochette of four scallops for 6€ !
You can see cows eating their breakfast, lunch and dinner. It doesn't seem to change...
Wanna pet a very large cow?
No problem. This is the place. It's almost like having your own farm.
Or you can pet a model of a goat while tasting goat cheese.
Did you know there was a museum of cheese in Evian? Just as all the regional foods are represented so are their tourist offices. So you can pick up a slew of travel maps and gite info and what have you.
You can see many people wearing their local costumes...
True some of them look rather bored...
Did you know you can go just 17 km outside Paris to a farm and pick berries and cabbages? Bet that wasn't what you were dreaming of when you thought of coming to Paris. Still it could be a lot of a fun.
You can taste buttermilk and so many other things you'd rather not taste but might change your mind about after doing so...
Or slather you face with avocado muck straight from Guadelupe
You'll find vanilla in more forms than you imagined.
And eat if you like in an Alsatian, Aveyronnais or Burgundian restaurant surrounding all the food stands. And finally you canhave some of that delicious hand-cranked coconut ice cream I told you about. Are you sold yet? Hope so!