Cultural appeal – Launch of the 2017 cultural season in Paris and Île-de-France (Paris, March 20, 2017)


Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, will present, today at the Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier, the 2017 cultural season in Paris and Île-de-France together with Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France region.

This event is being organized in close collaboration with Atout France, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Paris Region Tourist Board.

It forms part of the plan to boost tourism introduced by the government, the city of Paris and the Île-de-France region.

It notably follows on from the Interministerial Tourism Committee meeting on November 7, 2016, chaired by the prime minister and the first cultural tourism meetings hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Communication in December 2016.

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