French festival

07 Jul 2017

Le French festival 7-16 July in Jersey


Le French Festival used to take place 30 years ago. This year, Jersey and France decided to renew the concept of this event during a week of cultural activity celebrating Jersey’s links with France.

The new initiative is a collaboration between the Alliance Française de Jersey, the Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche, the French Consul and the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, each offering a range of different events in a week spanning Bastille Day from 7 to 16 July 2017.

Many activities are planned to please everyone, a pétanque tournament and a sailing race for the ones who love sport, film screening for children but also for the whole family with “La Grande Vadrouille” and Carmen Opera thanks to the cooperation with the Opera of Rennes, a historic tour of La Hougue Bie, and a guided tour on Victor Hugo, contemporary art exhibitions, a Norman market for food lovers, music tales and a great ceremony for Bastille Day on the 14th of July.

Guernsey's Bailiff and other island officials