International Exposition of Paris 1867

Agriculture, Industry and Fine Arts

April 1, 1867 - November 3, 1867


* Official name: Exposition universelle de Paris 1867
* Category: Universal Exhibition
* Theme: History of work
* Inauguration on 1 April by Emperor Napoleon III.
* Duration: 1 April - 3 November 1867 (217 days)
* Geographical location: Parc du Champ de Mars, Ile de Billancourt
* Area: 68.7 hectares, including 15.3 hectares for the palace, of which almost half of the exhibition area was reserved for France
* Emblem: Exhibition Palace on the Champ de Mars
* Technical innovations: e.g. hydraulic lift, reinforced concrete (patented by Joseph Monier)
* Organisation: Imperial Commission, comprising 60 members, subdivided into eleven special committees
* Presidency: Prince Napoleon, cousin of the Emperor; replaced by the Dauphin as Honorary President
* Commissioner General: Senator Frédéric Le Play
* Architects: Jean Baptiste Krantz for the palace, Adolphe Alfant for the park, Charles de Chennevières for the art exhibition
* Participants: 41 countries
* Exhibitors: 52,000, including 15,969 from France
* Visitors: between 11 and 15 million
* Expenditure: 22,984,000 Francs
* Receipts: 26,114,000 Francs, of which 9,283,967 Francs came from admission fees
* Profits: 3.13 million Francs
* Financing: 6 million Francs from state and city subsidies, 8 million Francs from subscriptions
* Classification: 10 groups and 95 classes
* Juries: 570 members, of which 260 French
* Awards: 19,776 awards, including 66 Grand Prix and 1,143 gold medals; in the field of fine arts 139 decorations, including 17 Grand Prix and 33 First Prize; France received a total of 10,103 awards.