The local authorities of Choisy-le-Roi in the Val-de Marne department have chosen 2019 as the year to introduce Vietnamese people, its land, cultural and tourism characteristics to the residents of the city.
After working in direct co-ordination with relevant agencies in the city of Choisy-le-Roi, the Vietnamese Culture Centre in France have made thorough preparations for the ‘Vietnam Year’ in Choisy-le-Roi, with a specific focus on the festival highlighting Vietnamese culture and tourism on June 22.
During the festival, some 15,000 visitors were given the opportunity to discover the nation’s culture through Village Vietnam, a photo exhibition displaying works from Vietnamese and international artists and pavilions showcasing the country’s cultural and tourism products.
Visitors were also able to enjoy a range of traditional cuisine at a ‘Vietnamese restaurant’ and were entertained with a series of art performances such as Ao Dai fashion shows and traditional music.
The festival provided a great platform for Vietnam to promote its traditional art and culture, cuisine, and tourism to the people of France and the residents of Choisy-le-Roi in particular, thus building closer ties between the city of Choisy-le-Roi and Vietnam.
Historically, Choisy-le-Roi has had a major impact on the history of the people of both countries as it is the site of the negotiations and signing of the Paris Agreement which ended the war and restored peace to Vietnam in 1973.