In Hauts-de-France, they want to “go further” in the relationship with Portugal
“AND“we are the city for this moment of the Cruzada Season further away, to also promote the city, like Boulogne-sur-Mer, which is looking for one in Portugal to cooperate”, said Bruno Cavaco, president of the France Portugal Hauts-demination -France Committee, in statements to Lusa.
The installation of a giant “Valkyrie” by Joana Vasconcelos integrates the program of the Lille300 festival, which this year is subordinated to the utopia theme and is one of the highlights of the Cruzada Season between the two countries in this French region. This is a business card that Bruno Cavaco believes will continue to show all that Portugal has to offer.
“We want to show everything about Portugal. Fado, traditional performances, but also other things and Joana Vasconcelos, who is a well-known Portuguese artist, is part of a cultural event that will take place until October throughout the region”, he said. , explaining that millions of people pass through Flanders train station annually, often in transit between France, Belgium and the Netherlands roads.
Bruno Cavaco is also the honorary consul of Portugal in Lille and indicates that there are more and more French people without Portuguese origins who are interested in Portugal, with a new pastry shop with fabric of custard tarts that “is going very well” and a new restaurant english in the city opening this summer.
There are many people who buy a house there and there is a real one here in the region. for Portugal”, he underlined.
For the summer, the Comité France Portugal Hauts-de-France is preparing a meeting in Boulogne-sur-Mer, a fishing port in France, to talk about technological innovation related to the sea with major French and Portuguese partners.
Also in Boune-sur-Mer, there will be an exhibition on the painter Veloso Salgado, who settled a few years ago in northern France. His paintings will be found more than a century later with works by some of his friends of the time such as Virginie Demont-Breton, Adrien Demont or Fernand Stiévenart.
One of the cities also Arras of the Cruz region will have an exhibition dedicated to Louisine, Arras the first war between the most important echoes of the region, the first war between the most important soldiers of the region. .
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