The American Friends of the Château de Compiägne

Sujets D’Intérêt (Items of Interest)



After previous editions in New York, Washington, DC and Miami, France Pavilion will be coming to Raleigh, February 9 to 12, 2017.
France Pavilion, is a curated art exhibition of French (and “France-inspired”) contemporary artists working on all media (painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media …).

France Pavilion will present a selection of emerging and established French artists, such as world-acclaimed artist (and fashion icon) Maurice Renoma, # 1 selling sculptor Richard Orlinski or Le Closier, best known for his portraits of sports icons, to name a few. Most of the artists will be exhibiting for the first time in Raleigh.

France Pavilion will also promote and showcase the French cultural heritage, in partnership with the American Friends of Château de Compiègne.
While France Pavilion will be open to the public for free, American Friends of Château de Compiègne will invite its members to the VIP Opening on Thursday, February 9, 2017 (guest list-only).

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This November 11, 2016 our Compiegne Committee will again hold events commemorating the friendship between the people of Raleigh and the people of Compiegne, France where 98 years ago, the Armistice was signed ending the hostilities of World War I in Europe.

6AM—Veterans Day Run and Armistice Day Ceremony

A brief run will be led by NCSU ROTC groups beginning and ending at the Bell Tower on Hillsborough Street. The Bell Tower was built as a memorial to the 35 members of the Raleigh/NCSU community who gave their lives during WWI. The ceremony concludes with the presentation of a floral tribute from the people of Compiegne where the Armistice was signed. All are welcome to join in the Run or attend the ceremony at the Bell Tower. No fees, parking available along Hillsborough Street.

6PM—3rd Annual Great Franco/American wine Challenge

The Compiegne Committee of Raleigh Sister Cities invites you to participate in this fun event to raise funds to support its educational and cultural exchanges between Raleigh and Compiegne. The event will be held at the City of Raleigh (COR) Museum, 222 Fayetteville Street, from 6-8pm on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The Museum is hosting an exhibit “Voices of Our Sisters” with displays on each of our Sister Cities. A special presentation will be given featuring a heart-warming account of the role one of Raleigh’s citizens played in France in WWI.

There will be a blind tasting of French and American wines and the opportunity for you to vote on which you think is “best”. French and North Carolina cheeses will be served. $35 for Raleigh Sister Cities and COR member; $50 per person for non-members(includes a year membership in Raleigh Sister Cities)

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