French language and culture – Launch of the Grand Tour 2017 (February 15, 2017)


Jean-Marie Le Guen, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, launched, alongside Michaëlle Jean, Secretary-General of the International Organization of La Francophonie, the Grand Tour 2017- Voyage en francophonie, on February 15, at the headquarters of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

Under the high patronage of President Hollande, the Grand Tour, is a tour of French-speaking regions across five continents, taking place throughout 2017 and featuring 100 stop-offs, including around 20 in France, with events focusing on a variety of areas, from dance to photography, and including urban music, fine dining, jazz and cinema.

A program, in the form of a “passeport francophone” will highlight these events as well as a dedicated website and presentations on social media.

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