Le French May: More Than Homage to Fromage

This week heralds the start of Le French May, one of Asia's biggest cultural events that has evolved into a platform boasting 120 programmes presented across two months.
Founded in 1993 with a much more humble offering, Le French May now reaches more than 1 million guests a year. And why wouldn't it? Littered with opportunities to immerse oneself in gastronomy, theatre, music and dance, Le French May is an initiative that transcends both culture and country.

Here’s our edit of Le French May 2017 and the picks you just can’t miss.
 
Art Class
Inventing le Louvre: From Palace to Museum over 800 Years delivers some of the finest pieces from the collection from the Musée du Louvre. This highly anticipated event runs until the end of July.
 
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin; +852 2180 8188
www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk


 
French GourMay
Every year as part of Le French May, a particular wine region is explored by the organisers at Le French Gourmay with this year being arguably the best yet: Champagne. You can view all the restaurants and bars offering deals right here.
 
French Cinema
Film buffs will be thrilled at the prospect within the cinema programme, Celebration of the Arts. There’s a selection of 10 films with great figures of French cinema including Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Philippe and Anouk Aimé. Ticketing is now open, with more information available here.
 

Jazz Nights
Three evenings of jazz from May 12-14 feature Stephane Belmondo’s tribute to Chet Baker, and Laurent de Wilde’s album At Work, performed by Geraldine Laurent and her quartet. View the musical program and secure your tickets here.
 
Picture Perfect
This two-month exhibition features the work of celebrated fashion photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. Return to Beauty offers a selection of Lartigue’s photographs that captured the joie de vivre of well-to-do French society during and after the Belle Époque.
 
F11 Foto Museum
11 Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley; +852 6516 1122
http://f11.com/

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