Mer & Vigne Tours

22. - 25. November 2024 | Consumer fair for specialties, wine and gastronomy

The "Mer & Vigne" fair, which first opened its doors in 1996, vividly represents the French art de vivre and the pinnacle of culinary craftsmanship. The name of the fair is derived from the French words "Mer" for sea and "Vigne" for vine, indicating the event's focal themes: maritime gastronomy and viticulture. It is hosted in the striking Parc des Expositions in Tours, a city renowned for its culinary delights and as a gateway to the famous Loire Valley, celebrated far beyond its boundaries..

The Mer & Vigne is held biennially, drawing numerous visitors particularly during the autumn months when the harvest time peaks in freshness and quality. It is organized by the company Mer & Vigne SARL, known for curating first-rate culinary events.

The main themes of the fair encompass seafood and agriculture, supplemented by the diverse sector of wine production. The range of products and services offered extends from fresh seafood and handcrafted regional delicacies to exquisite wines from various regions of France. This selection is complemented by specialities from other European countries, making Mer & Vigne an internationally esteemed meeting point for gourmets and connoisseurs.

The significance of the fair to the city of Tours and the surrounding region cannot be overstated. It promotes local producers and spotlights the outstanding quality of the regional French cuisine. Highlights of the event include competitions and award ceremonies that honor the creativity and quality of the exhibitors.

The exhibitor spectrum covers fisheries, agriculture, viticulture, and the food craft industry. The primary visitors are professionals from these sectors as well as aficionados of refined French cuisine.

Mer & Vigne is part of a series of fairs held nationwide across France. Each individual event is characterized by its local flavor while simultaneously attracting a national audience.

The Parc des Expositions de Tours impresses not only with its aesthetic ambiance but also with its excellent transport connections. This accessibility makes it easy for visitors from all over France and abroad to attend the fair. Thus, the Mer & Vigne fair is an indispensable event for all those who wish to experience the diversity and excellence of French gastronomy up close – a celebration for both the mind and the palate.

The Mer & Vigne will take place on 4 days from Friday, 22. November to Monday, 25. November 2024 in Tours.

In 160 days
22.11.2024 - 25.11.2024*
Friday - Monday, 4 days
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Local time:
12:45 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Parc des Expositions de Tours,
Avenue Camille Chautemps, F-37000 Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France


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Mer & Vigne
30 Rue de Créqui
69006 Lyon, France
Tel: +33 4 72 43 06 17
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Past editions:
  • 24. - 27. November 2023
  • 09. - 12. December 2022
  • 26. - 29. November 2021
  • 13. - 16. December 2019
  • 14. - 17. December 2018
  • 08. - 11. December 2017
  • 09. - 12. December 2016
  • 11. - 14. December 2015

Fair location:

Parc des Expositions de Tours,
Avenue Camille Chautemps, F-37000 Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France


for trade fair date in Tours

Product groups: almonds, canelés, cheese, confit onion, fish, foie gras, jams, monkfish liver, mushrooms, ostrich meat, oysters, quail, sea salt, seaweed tartare, snails, wine, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Mer & Vigne taking place?
The Mer & Vigne fair takes place in Tours, at the Parc des Expositions de Tours.

When is the Mer & Vigne taking place?
Visit the Mer & Vigne from 22. - 25. November 2024.

How often does the Mer & Vigne take place?
The Mer & Vigne takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Mer & Vigne?
The Mer & Vigne is an exhibition for Wine, Food and Gastronomy.