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PRESS RELEASE

The most prestigious Gun Show in France will take place on April 9th, 2017 , at the "Espace Jean Monnet" in Rungis (94) in France from 9 A.M. to 4 PM.

There, more than 220 professionnal and collectors will exhibit on more than one kilometer of tables, many historical military and hunting pieces.

Collecting Ancient firearms, disactivated weapons, collection hunting and firing weapons; spare parts for restoring collection weapons, for headdresses, etc. ; militaria, equipments ; civil and military decorations, regimental badges, medals and civil and military arrays ; figurines, paintings, watercolours, engravings, books, historical documents, Art bronzes; collecting cartridges, etc.

Admission fee : euros 6,50 as from 14 years. Direct and priority access for disabled. Entrance : 47 rue des Solets in Rungis.

To get there :

  • From Orly Airport, 3 minutes away by taxi,
  • TGV (High Speed train) : Station "Massy" - use RER and ride two stations to reach the Espace Jean Monnet
  • RER ligne C2 (Urban train) also called "Mona Train", station "Rungis la Fraternelle", and then 300 m by foot (flollow the arrows to Espace Jean Monnet)
  • RER ligne B4 (Urban train), station "Antony", and then take bus 396 and stop at "Mairie de Rungis".
  • Motorway : A6a and A6b from South Ring of Paris: wayout : Rungis Silic, and after follow indications on arrows.
  • "A86" and "N186" via A6/A10, wayout Rungis Ville and follow indications on arrows.

Meals and Bar are available inside the Espace Jean Monnet (you don't have to leave the exhibition).

Free Parking.

Web site : www.archen-associes.com



HISTORY

Between 1978 and 2007, the numbers of visitors has ranged from 1493 to 4026. We are now expecting an average number of 2000 entries as a start in Rungis. Our visitors and exhibitors are coming not only from France, but also from all over the world.

OCTOBER 1978

One of the buildings of the famous Halles of Paris (Ancient central market of Paris) has been transfered and heightened in Nogent. It is the BALTARD Pavilion.

This gorgeous setting is chosen by Mr Alain ARCHEN to set up the most important Gun show in France starting with 220 meters of tables to end with 830 meters of tables in January 2005.

APRIL 2005

New conditions, implemented by the Managers of the BALTARD Pavilion, are leading to repeated restrictions for the exhibitors.

At that moment, we discover an exceptional site in RUNGIS, in the SILIC Parc "l'Espace Jean Monnet" offering 13 000 square meters space.

So we decide to transfer our Gun Show to that place and use 4 500 square meters. Located on the ground floor, with easy access to the disabled (which wasn't the case before) and also offering a large number of free parking places.

The number of exhibitors has increased from 200 to 220, and the number of tables from 950 to 1000 meters.

Our exhibition is gathering an average number of 1350 entries per Gun show. Our visitors are coming from France but also from Europe and worldwide.