President Chirac enjoys strolling through the aisles of the Salon

The youngest ever recipient of the Order of Agricultural Merit (1962), Jacques Chirac loved visiting the Salon de l’Agriculture, first as Minister of Agriculture (1973-1974) and then as Mayor of Paris from 1977. And as French President (here on Inra’s stand during the Sia 2001), he never missed a visit during his two mandates from 1995 to 2007.