The International Paris Motor Show
            109th Edition






Children (10 & under):


                                                                                                            Location: Paris Expo Place de la
                                                                                                                      Porte Versailles
Dates: Sept 30th- Oct 15th 2008
 Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays
10.00am - 10.00pm
Saturdays, Sundays and
 Mondays10.00am - 8.00pm

Since 1914 France has been a world leader in car volume and quality. The first automobile show in the world was held in Paris in 1898 at the Tuilleries Gardens. To prove this new technology exibitors drove from Versailles to Paris to promote their vehicules. By 1922 the idea had picked up and more producers would gather at this “Salon d’Auto.” At the 1948 show, some new models debuted, including the world changing Citroën 2CV, an economy car whose design stemed from a lobster. The mid-'50s saw the debut of the Peugeot 403, the first volume-produced diesel car from France, and the Austin-Healy Sprite.  As the show grew it earned the mark as the biggest auto show in the west. In 1976 the decision was made to make the Paris auto show a biannual event, alternating with the Frankfurt show in Germany. Today the Paris Motor Show coincides with the Frankfurt as the biggest motor shows in Europe.