The Paris Motor Show or Mondial de l’Automobile is a biennial auto show in Paris. Held around October, it is one of the most important auto shows, often with many new production automobile and concept car debuts. The show was the first motor show in the world, started in 1898 by industry pioneer, Albert de Dion. The show presently takes place in Paris Expo at the Porte de Versailles. The Mondial is scheduled by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, which considers it a major international auto show.
Until 1986 it was called Salon de l’Automobile; it took the name Mondial de l’Automobile in 1988. The show was held annually through 1976, after which is has been biennial. After 1910 it was held in the Grand Palais.