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French Consulate General’s open day set for Sept 17

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – As part of the European Heritage Days 2022, the Consulate General of France in HCMC will open its doors to the public on September 17.

Visitors will have a chance to see the iconic 19th-century buildings of Indochina architecture which are not normally accessible to the public, observe the landscape around the buildings and enjoy French products.

This year, visitors will take a tour via a QR code application in three languages (Vietnamese, English and French) to discover the history of the place and some anecdotes related to it.

Visitors need to register in advance via bit.ly/jephcmv2022. They will be organized into small groups and take a 30-minute tour around the consulate’s premises between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The program is limited to people over 12 years of age.

The French Consulate General buildings was constructed in 1872 by engineers of the French Navy in the historical center of HCMC. It also has a private park covering more than 1.5 hectares and is home to a big ecosystem and big trees which are older than the buildings.

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