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Le Grand Tour 2017, travelling through Francophonie

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Under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, the Grand Tour 2017 - Voyage en francophonie (travelling through Francophonie) aims to reveal and illustrate the cultural wealth, the diversity, and vitality of Francophonie. Through its unique label, it will bring togother a series of 100 big events selected on the five continents.

The Grand Tour 2017 was officialized by the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, during the Francophonie summit in Antananarivo on November 26th and 27th 2016. Mrs. Michaëlle Jean, General Secretary of the OIF (International Organisation of La Francophonie) decided to take part in this trip, an occasion to celebrate openmindedness by strengthening the links which unite those who share the French language.

 

Pretoria (South Africa) will be a Grand Tour stopoff with the Festival de la Francophonie in March! (March 11-24, 2017).
For more information, click here and download the overview of le Grand Tour (cf: below)

The list of the Grand Tour stopoffs has been created with the help of the French culture international network and with the contribution of the members of the steering committee (OIF], Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ministry of Education, Research, and Higher Education, Ministry of Overseas Territories, TV5 Monde, France Médias Monde) and the operating committee (Institut français, AEFE, Alliance française, UniFrance).

These stopoffs, selected for their capacity to welcome the francophone cultures of the world, are detailed in French in this overview of the Grand Tour 2017 - (PDF 873,4 ko), also available on the Grand Tour 2017 website

Arts & Culture - Events & News

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    Events & News

    So Chef! 2017 - Celebrating French cuisine

    So Chef! French Cuisine & Flair in South African Kitchen So Chef! brings French know-how with local produce and celebrates food with everyone Following the success of previous editions, So Chef! is coming back to Southern Africa from the 9th to the 21st of October 2017. Save the dates and celebrate… Read more
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    Events & News

    2017 Barclays L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award for Banele Khoza

    On the 13 September 2017 at the ABSA Art Gallery, winners were announced and South African Banele Khoza has won the Gerard Sekoto Award 2017, a three months' residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and french lessons at the Alliance Française for his work entitled "Note Making".… Read more
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    The 19th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience - Durban from 23 Aug to 3 Sept

    For this year's 19th edition, the annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience presented by the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts will takes place in Durban from 23 August to 3 September. This year's festival promises a feast for dance and theatre lovers over 12 days with a… Read more

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