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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

  • Good France 2017
    Events & News

    Goût de France / Good France - 21st March

    Following the success of the first and second Goût de France - Good France events in 2015 and 2016, the celebration of French gastronomy will be held again on 21 March 2017 in South Africa and the rest of the world. Initiated by the French Minister of Foreign affairs and International Development… Read more
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    Calls for applications

    University Cooperation Officer - Interim position available

    EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN SOUTH AFRICAFRENCH INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA University Cooperation OfficerInterim position (4 months The Embassy of France is seeking to appoint for 4 months an Officer in charge of cooperation between universities whose main objective will be promoting French higher… Read more
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    Events & News

    Tartuffe national tour kicks off at Soweto Theatre - 5-8 April

    In 2017, get ready for an amazing theatre experience! In association with the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française in South Africa, and with the support of Total South Africa, BNP Paribas, RCS (a BNP Paribas group company) and Mazars, the acclaimed and multi awarded… Read more

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