Exhibition showcases old documents on French culture in Hanoi hinh anh 1Scene at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition featuring archive materials capturing French culture in the capital city opened at No 18 Vu Pham Ham Street, Hanoi, on December 7.

It introduces 150 documents, photos, artifacts that showcase French colonial influence on Hanoi’s architecture, education and culture.

Images of renowned French constructions, such as the Hanoi Opera House, the Government Guesthouse, Presidential Palace, Hanoi Railway Station and Long Bien Bridge are on display.

The exhibition marks the 100th founding anniversary of the National Library of Vietnam, which was formerly an archive for Indochina during the French colonial period.  

It lasts until March 7.-VNA