The Paris Motor Show is one of the most important events in the motoring calendar. Also known as Mondial de l'Automobile, it was the world's first motor show when it first opened its doors in 1898. Since 1976, it's been held every two years - alternating with the equally important Frankfurt Motor Show.
Held in the Paris expo Porte de Versailles, the largest exhibition centre in France, the Paris Motor Show is the home turf of French manufacturers like Renault, Peugeot and Citroen, but as it's grown in popularity it's become a real worldwide event. Every major manufacturer shows off its wares within the show, with facelifts, all-new cars, concepts and the occasional classic car all on display.
In 2014, the Paris Motor Show welcomed over 1.2 million visitors, making it the most visited motor show in the world, ahead of giants like Frankfurt, New York, and Tokyo. What manufacturer could turn down an opportunity to display it's latest cars to so many people?
The Paris Motor Show happens on rotation with the Frankfurt Motor Show, so for 2016 we'll once again be heading across the channel to Paris. The show opens publicly from October 1st and runs until October 16th, with September 29th and 30th reserved for exhibitors and press. Tickets for the public days are available from the official website, and as always, Auto Express will be on hand reporting on all the best bits from the show.