French gastronomy festival to take place in Ha Noi

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The first Balade en France in Ha Noi is set to take place at the city’s Ly Thai To Statue Square from December 14-16, said French Ambassador to Viet Nam Bertrand Lortholary in a media briefing on December 11 in Ha Noi.

It is a review event of the series of activities organised as part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of Viet Nam-France diplomatic ties (1973-2018) and the 5th anniversary of the strategic partnership, organised by the French Embassy in Viet Nam, the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, and the People’s Committee of Ha Noi.

An array of activities will be held during the festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk down a Parisian street during Christmas time lined with shops and decorated with sparkling lights and enjoy French dishes.

Technological products, cosmetics and French furniture will also be on display at more than 60 stands of French companies in Viet Nam.

A festival of French music will be the centrepiece of the event, featuring new songs through the voices of French groups and famous Vietnamese artists, such as My Linh, Dong Lan and Trang Phap.

In addition, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of dynamic music by French DJs, rock on with an original blend of traditional ethnical instrument and French modern music through the interpretation of Vu Do Quang Minh.

The French Ambassador added that a workshop entitled “Football Style in France- the champion of the 2018 World Cup” will be arranged on December 16, voicing his hope that football will be a new field of cooperation between the two nations.

Source: VNA