Antique lovers will have a chance to contemplate old French furnishings which appeared in Vietnam throughout the 19th century and are now on display at Bien Hoa Ancient Citadel in the southern province of Dong Nai.

The exhibits are made up of as many as 125 artefacts manufactured in France in the 19th century, such as kerosene lamps, fireplaces, pottery and Mobylette, the first model of moped introduced in Vietnam.
The import of French culture into Vietnamese society in previous centuries has helped make local life more diverse. Thus, the conservation of French cultural values can help reinforce solidarity between the two nations, said the organising board.

The exhibition, a joint effort between the Dong Nai management board for historical and natural relics and collectors nationwide, is running between November 22 and 28.-VNA