Visit by de Gaulle and Pompidou to the Salon de l’Agriculture

After the success of the first Salon de l’Agriculture (SIA),  President de Gaulle decided to visit the second edition, at a time when agriculture was undergoing rapid modernisation and experiencing a rise in yields. General de Gaulle was thus the first of many politicians to visit the SIA, tasting speciality foods and drinks from throughout the country during his tour.