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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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    Music

    South African Tour 2017 - SAX MACHINE feat. DAVU

    South African Tour 2017 of SAX MACHINE feat. DAVU SAX MACHINE feat. DAVU will be touring South Africa from 9 June to 17 June 2017. Hip Hop Jazz trio, SAX MACHINE is a return back to the future of "Great Black Music" : hard bop, afro beat, funk or hip hop collide into a new and unstoppable alloy.… Read more
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    Theatre / Dance / Performing Arts

    TARTUFFE in Jozi - 31 May - 25 June

    Only few days left before welcoming Tartuffe to Johannesburg! After an acclaimed tour in Soweto, Cape Town and Durban, Tartuffe will be coming at Joburg Theatre (The Fringe) for 23 performances from the 31st of May to the 25th of June! The multi awarded theatre director Sylvaine Strike and the… Read more
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    Music

    6th edition of the “Fête de La Musique” in Newtown

    The 6th edition of the “Fête de La Musique” in Newtown is presented by the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, the French Institute of South Africa, the Market Theatre Foundation and Bassline Live with the support of Total South Africa. An all-day free music event! It is time again for the annual… Read more

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