Le French May

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Le French May Hong Kong

Le French May is an arts festival organized by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau every year. Being one of the largest cultural events in Asia, it reaches out more than one million visitors each year. There are over 100 programmes presented across two months, usually from April to June. If you are in Hong Kong during this period, don’t miss the opportunity to taste a bit of French art and culture.

Established in 1993, the aims of Le French May are “to touch everything, to be everywhere and for everyone”. The programmes are mainly categorized into four groups: 1) Performing arts, 2) Exhibitions, 3) Films and 4) Gastronomy Events.

To touch everything:

The programmes touch a wide range of art forms, for example, heritage and contemporary arts, paintings and design, classical music, ballet and hip-hop dance, films and circus.

To be everywhere:

You can find the programmes of Le French May Hong Kong in various venues and districts, as usual in cultural centres, city halls, museums, universities and other public spaces. Out of surprise, you can find them in shopping malls, Happy Valley Racecourse and by the Victoria Harbour.

For everyone:

One of the objectives of the Festival is to reach out to the entire community. Therefore, educational programmes like talks, guided tours, workshops and masterclasses have been developed.

Le French May Hong Kong 2017

Le French May Arts Festival is stepping into its 25th anniversary, check out the highlighted events below:

  1. Exhibition

Inventing le Louvre : From Palace To Museum over 800 Years

You can explore the history of the Louvre, the royal collections of François I and Louis XIV to modern times, the contributions of Napoleon I, the visionary ideas of the “Republics” and its following intellectual movements.

  • Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm (weekdays); 10am to 7pm (weekends and public holidays)
  • Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)
  • Admission: Adults: HK$20; Concession: HK$10
  • Free admission for Museum Pass holder.

For more information, visit here.

le french may 2017 louvre

  1. Music

Festival Opening: The Royal Concert of The Night

The Birth of the Sun King By Ensemble Correspondances

  • Programme Schedule:
  • Date and Time: 6 May 2017 (Sat), 8pm, Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
  • Tickets (HKD): $580 (A) / $460 (B) / $340 (C) / $240 (D)
  1. Dance

Paris Ballet Legend: A Night with the Stars

Featuring Three Étoiles (Star Dancers) of Paris National Opera:  Agnes Letestu, Stephane Bullion and Josua Hoffalt with Hong Kong Ballet

  • Programme Schedule:
  • Date and Time: 11 – 12 May 2017 (Thu – Fri), 7:45pm, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
  • Tickets (HKD): $580 (A) / $460 (B) / $340 (C) / $240 (D)
  1. Films

French Cinema programme: Celebration of the Arts

A selection of 10 films featuring some great French painters: Renoir, Van Gogh, Séraphine de Senlis, Cézanne, Modigliani and more.

  • Date: 15 – 30 May 2017
  • Venue: Broadway Cinematheque – AMC Pacific Place
  • Tickets: $68 to $105

Le French GourMay

  1. Food

Le French GourMay has become one of the most popular events supported by French wine culture and culinary arts lovers since 2009. A different wine and gastronomy region of France will be featured every year: Rhône Valley in 2009, Languedoc Roussillon in 2010, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in 2011, Bordeaux in 2012, Burgundy in 2013, Rhône Valley again in 2014 and Midi Pyrénnées in 2015. In 2016, the spotlight is on Alsace region. Learn more.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Le French May, gourmet enthusiasts can taste the featured wine from Champagne in 2017.

Le French GourMay: http://www.frenchgourmay.com/

Le French: https://frenchmay.com/en/home/

Which Le French May programmes do you enjoy most? Hope that you can find something great.

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