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Paris gets a taste of Island life

10 February 2015

​Visitors to the 2015 Salon International de l’Agriculture in Paris will be able to enjoy a Genuine Jersey cream tea or cocktails with Jersey aperitifs when they visit the Normandy /Jersey stand this month.

The Paris International Agricultural Show (Salon International de l’Agriculture), which runs between 21 February and 1 March 2015, is one of the world’s largest and most important agricultural shows.

Jersey and Normandy enjoy strong political, economic and cultural links and last year signed a three-year agreement to work together at the show

The show provides an opportunity to foster relationships between the two governments at a regional and national level. 

Sustained cultural and economic links

Minister for External Relations, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache said “We are delighted to be joining La Manche again at one of France’s most prestigious agricultural shows. It’s indicative of our firm and enduring commitment to the relationship Jersey enjoys with Normandy and to continuing efforts to sustain our important political, economic and cultural links with France.”

Economic Development Minister Senator Lyndon Farnham said “Last year, the Paris show attracted nearly 700,000 visitors and is considered to be one of the key events in French political circles so it’s an excellent opportunity to build awareness of Jersey as a tourist destination and to promote Jersey produce and identify possible export opportunities.”

This year the Jersey section of the stand will offer a Genuine Jersey cream tea with homemade scones, jam and clotted cream – known as la gouté.

Handcrafted local beers

Other artisanal food and drink products on display at the show include wines and spirits from La Mare Wine Estate, the Jersey Royal Potato, and hand-crafted local beers from Liberation Brewery. Representatives from La Robeline Cider which produces cider and local apple brandy, will be attending the show.

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