The “Imprints of French Culture in Da Nang” program is part of the activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-France diplomatic relations and 10-year strategic partnership between the two countries. This program aims to further strengthen the cultural exchanges between the two nations, helping to create a lasting and meaningful bond between them. Through this program, the people of Da Nang will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate the unique culture that France has to offer. Additionally, the program will provide a platform for the two countries to learn from each other and explore potential collaborations in the future. Ultimately, this program can act as an example of how two diverse nations can come together and make the world a better place.

It aims to strengthen the ties between the two nations, said Ngo Thi Bich Van, Vice Director of the Da Nang Museum, the organiser of the event.

Samuel Delameziere, the interim director of the French Institute in Da Nang, wholeheartedly praised the idea of organizing a program to promote and enhance the bond of friendship between the two nations.

He noted that Da Nang is one of the modern cities that still keep many imprints of the French architecture.

The programme includes a variety of activities, such as French cuisine and book introduction events, an exhibition displaying the French architecture in Da Nang, and a selection of French folk games. Additionally, visitors can experience the unique culture of France in a fun and engaging way.

A talkshow on French architectural imprints in Da Nang was recently held to discuss the formation of the city’s urban areas during the French colonial period and explore ways to preserve and promote the values of French architectural works. Attendees discussed the potential of utilizing these works to create a unique cultural identity and stimulate tourism, both of which are great sources of economic growth. Furthermore, the talkshow provided an opportunity for experts and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and propose solutions to ensure the long-term preservation of these architectural masterpieces. By taking action now, the city can ensure that its French architectural legacy remains intact and celebrated for generations to come.