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French consulate promotes Olympic and Paralympic Games through photo exhibition

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The French Consulate General in HCMC opened a photo exhibition on March 6 to promote the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games which will be hosted by France beginning July.

The photos are on display on the fence walls of the French Consulate General building in HCMC till late May this year.

The exhibition features the photos of 13 venues, namely Marseille Bay in Marseil, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Versailles Palace in Versailles, Tahiti Island, Lyon Stadium in Lyon, Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villieneuve-d’Ascq/Lille, Bordeaux Stadium in Bordeaux, Pont Alexandre III in Paris, Châteauroux Shooting Center in Châteauroux, Nice Stadium in Nice, La Beaujorie stadium in Nantes, Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Étienne, and  Stade de France – French National Stadium in Saint-Denis.

The fence walls of the French Consulate General building are adorned with photographs

Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser, consul general of France in HCMC, said the event aims to attract more people to go to France for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which advances sustainability with a focus on environmental protection by reducing half of the carbon emissions compared to its previous versions, she added.

Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser, consul general of France in HCMC, delivers opening remarks with a sample of the Phrygian caps as Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots

One highlight of the event was a meeting between participants and Michel Regembal, one of the architects of Stade de France, France’s national stadium, and Ho Thieu Tri, Architect E.S.A.S chairman. They provided insights into the history and unique features of the stadium, which is recognized as France’s largest.

Michel Regembal, one of the architects of Stade de France, France’s national stadium
Ho Thieu Tri, Architect E.S.A.S chairman

The 2024 Olympic Games will take place from July 26 to August 11, with the Paralympic Games following from August 28 to September 8.

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