Vietnamese festival in France impresses visitors

Vietnamese culture and cuisine were highlighted at the second Vietnamese Festival that took place from July 16-18 in La Plagne Tarentaise town, a popular destination in France’s southeast region of Savoie.

With more than ten booths introducing Vietnamese cuisine and traditional craft goods, the Vietnamese Festival drew a large number of tourists and local visitors.

Many activities were held in the framework of the festival, including a conference and film screening on the traditional culture and foods of Vietnam, along with performance of traditional music instruments, costumes, martial art and dragon dance.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Culture Centre in France also held a photo exhibition introducing the nation and people of Vietnam, while the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines brought its tourism promotion programmes.

Vietnam and France agreed to hold the annual Vietnamese Friendship from 2019. However, the event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

According to Roland Beaumont, the third Vietnamese Festival will be held in Paris in summer 2022./.