Bonjour Siem Reap! The French Week Returns to Town this March

All you need to know about the upcoming second edition of the Siem Reap French Week, to be held at the gardens of Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor from 7 - 10 March 2019.

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Following the success of last year’s edition with over 2,500 visitors, the Siem Reap French Week returns to the gardens of Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor from 7 – 10 March 2019 for a second edition! Everyone is welcome to join this annual event and learn more about the “savoir-faire” of French companies in Cambodia. Admission is free!

A wide variety of entertainment will be on offer: a fashion show, live music by the Phare music band, family animation, art & dance, French food stands, an open-air cinema and much more.

New this year is the first craftsmanship contest of know-how in Cambodia. Vote for the audience award before March 9 and visit the exhibition at the Raffles exhibition hall from March 7 – April 6.

Another highlight of this second edition will be the OHLALA! Party on Saturday night. Dance the night away in a pop-up venue in the heart of Siem Reap. This party is brought to you in partnership with The House of Champagne Taitinger, Les Celliers d’Asie and Khéma Angkor. Grab your early bird tickets now!

Official Event Schedule

The full event schedule is available below to ensure that you don’t miss a thing during the Siem Reap French Week!

Thursday, March 7

6:30pm – Opening performance by the Cambodian dance group NCA (New Cambodian Artists);

7:45pm – Official opening ceremony by Her Excellency Eva Nguyen Binh, Ambassador of France to Cambodia;

8pm – Sports-to-wear fashion show by local designers and creators;

Friday, March 8

6pm – Talk show with engaged women of the Cambodian civil society

7:30pm – Projection of the play “Cambodge me voici” by Jean-Baptiste Phou

Saturday, March 9

11am – Giant Bees in Cambodia – Conservation Issues

1:45pm – Screening of the French movie “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort” (with English subtitles)

4:30pm – Award ceremony of the French Know-how contest in Cambodia

5:30pm – Talk show “Cross cultural experiences, France / Cambodia”

6:30pm – Screening – excerpt from the concert of King Sihanouk followed by the show “Medha” by Cambodia Living Arts

7:15pm – Concert by the Phare music band

9pm – OHLALA! Party

Sunday, March 10

10:30am – Choral and theater by “Solid’Art” and the Siem Reap French School

11:30am – Screening of the French movie “Les malheurs de Sophie” with English subtitles

3:30pm – Pop jazz concert by Music Art School & friends

6:30pm – Screening of “Jailbreak” a Cambodian blockbuster, directed by Jimmy Henderson (in Khmer, subtitle in French / English)