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French Chamber to host Bastille Day gala

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jul 1, 2015 - 18:41
  • Updated : Jul 1, 2015 - 19:17
The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the French Embassy in Korea will be hosting their annual Bastille Day event on July 14.

Bastille Day, France’s National Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution and the end of absolute monarchy in France.

The evening will consist of a buffet dinner with cocktails, during which a close-up magic show will be performed.

There will also be live French music and a DJ booth, as well as a lucky draw with gifts donated by sponsors. Jeong Eun-ji, director of PR and communication at the FKCCI, says the event draws a wide range of expats, as well as Francophile Koreans and those with interests in French business.

While participation is expected to be slightly lower than last year due to the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak, the event remains the French Chamber’s second biggest, with an estimated 400 attending.

The event will run from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Grand Ambassador Hotel. Tickets are 50,000 won. Contact event@fkcci.com to register.

By Louisa Studman, Intern reporter (louisastudman@heraldcorp.com)