Ambassador of France to the US visits Los Angeles [fr]

Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States will be in Los Angeles from April 18th to 21st, 2016. Discover the program of his visit:

Ceremony, conferences, discussions on Global Affairs. Register for the public events:

Monday, April 18th 2016


Visit of Snapchat HQ in Venice Beach and meeting with the team.
Launch of the account: FranceinLA. Follow us!


COLCOA Festival


Opening night film and reception. The 20th Anniversary of COLCOA will celebrate its opening night with this lively, lavish biopic set in the Belle Époque worlds of circus and music halls. Omar Sy effortlessly juggles comedy and compassion as Raphael Padilla, a.k.a. Chocolat, the first black star of the French stage.

When: starting at 6pm

Where: Director Guild of America
7920 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Conference at USC


The French Ambassador to the US, Mr. Gérard Araud will be giving a speech:

"French Foreign Policy in an Unstable World"

When: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Where: University of Southern California
Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, Intellectual Commons (DML233),
3550 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Open to the public - No RSVP needed. Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. For special requests please contact :

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Arts and Letters

Awards ceremony

During his visit, the Ambassador will present the insignias of the Order of Arts and Letters to William Eggleston, Sylvère Lotringer and John Williams during a private ceremony.

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

French Tech LA


Frech Tech Los Angeles Kick Off Event

Launch of the French Tech in Los Angeles by the Ambassador of France in the United Stated. The event is organized by the Consulate General, the French American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles and the French Accelerator

Click HERE to read the ambassador’s biography

Last modified on 25/04/2016

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