The French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the French Embassy in Korea and the Cultural Institute will host their annual Bastille Day event Friday, July 12th, 2019, at Floating Island near Banpo Bridge on the Han River in Seoul.
Bastille Day, France’s national day, commemorates the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution, as well as the Fete de la Federation, a celebration of national unity that began July 14, 1790.
Known to be one of the biggest events of the year for the French-Korean community, the event will run from 7 p.m. to midnight featuring fireworks displays as well as booths offering French cheese, wine, champagne and crepes.
TV celebrity and professor Ida Daussy, who has lived in South Korea for the past 27 years, and Fabien Yoon, a model and TV host.
There will also be a performance by Korean jazz singer Alley with her accordionist Jehee, who studied at the CIM, the first jazz school in France, according to the FKCCI.