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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

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