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‘Come and Party in France’ exhibition held in town

By Nhu Phu

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HCMC – Consul General of France in HCMC Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser on December 7 opened an exhibition titled “Come and Party in France” to introduce 14 popular French festivals.

The exhibition, set to wrap up next April, will take visitors on a journey to the four corners of France, from the city to the countryside and from the mountains to the sea, to discover French festivals without leaving HCMC.

Among them, the Festival of Lights in Lyon, the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, the Carnival of Guadeloupe and the Bayonne festivals will undoubtedly give Vietnamese visitors a reason to travel to France.

A series of photographs of these festivals are posted on the outer walls of the building of the French Consulate General at 6 Le Duan Boulevard in HCMC’s District 1.

“Through the exhibition, we expect to show Vietnamese visitors the importance of festivals in French people’s lives and the uniqueness of each festival,” said Pavillon-Grosser.

In 2021, France welcomed over 45 million international tourists thanks to its landscapes and festivals.

“The exhibition is aimed at stimulating local tour operators to launch more tours to France and send more Vietnamese travelers to the country,” she added.

Pictures of French festivals are put on the fence walls of the building of the French Consulate General at 6 Le Duan Boulevard in HCMC’s District 1
A girl and her younger sister take a look at  a picture of the Festival of Lights in Lyon, annually held in December. In 2021, the festival attracted some 1.8 million tourists in four days
A picture shows the music festival – Solidays, which was launched in 1999. Revenue from the festival is used to sponsor multiple social programs and support AIDS patients in 21 countries
Consul General of France in HCMC Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser introduces a French festival to guests
A visitor looks at a photo of the InterCeltic festival in Lorient, which was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2012. Various traditional and regional dances are performed during the festival
Enrico Padula, Consul General of Italy in HCMC, and his spouse, Milena Padula, pose for a photo at the exhibition area of French festivals

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