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Explore online the Palace of Versailles

Explore online the Palace of Versailles, the unrivalled estate that was the centre of Fench monarchical power. Get lost in the Hall of Mirrors, visit Louis the XIV's lavish bedrooms, wander in the stylish Garden or discover Marie-Antoinette Hamlet - a place where the Queen used to "seek refuge in peasant life".

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    Dibuka

    Dibuka Library Festival

    Not your ordinary book festival! 1 – 29 September 2018 Spring is coming! And with it, the Dibuka Library Festival, a new kind of book festival to celebrate Dibuka's new revamping and its 15th birthday. Dibuka Library Festival will run from the 1st to the 29th of September at the newly revamped… Read more
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    Discover the new Dibuka

    The Embassy of France in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg are proud to present the newly revamped francophone multimedia library, named after the Setswana word for "books": dibuka. Dibuka is today the biggest francophone multimedia… Read more
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    Dibuka is revamping!

    Dibuka is revamping! Due to a delay in the renovation work, Dibuka will only re-open on the 18th of August 2018.We apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. In the framework of its 15th anniversary, Dibuka is closed for renovation from the 16th of July 2018 to the 2nd of… Read more

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Patrick Chamoiseau with Nadine Gordimer during the French Season in South Africa

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