Bastille Day 2023's Edition: Flashback to the Most Exciting French Celebration of the Year!

On July 21st, The FKCCI, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Korea and its cultural service, organized a dazzling Bastille Day that gathered more than 800 people from the French and Korean Community. Despite the weather bad circumstances and the postponement of the event, guests responded to the call to celebrate the most important French National day of the year, the 14th of July.

The French National Day commemorates the historic storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789, marking a pivotal moment of the French Revolution, along with the Fête de la Fédération, a celebration of French unity on July 14th, 1790. Celebrating Bastille Day goes beyond a mere display of traditional cuisine, delightful beverages, captivating musical performances and renowned brands, it is an opportunity for the French growing community in Korea to meet and bond but also to strengthen the friendship between France and Korea by embracing the essence of the French Culture.

The event launching ceremony started at 8pm with speeches from the FKCCI Chairman, David-Pierre Jalicon as well as one from FKCCI CEO, M. Henri Bacquet.

« In a world marked by tension and crisis, we also need fraternity, and in this regard, I am pleased to see that the exchanges between France and Korea have never been so intense. This is evident diplomatically through the recent visit of President Yoon Suk-Yeol to France and the visits of numerous French and Korean Ministers to both countries. Economically, our trade has also flourished, with an increase of over 30% in commercial exchanges. Today, with 450 members, the FKCCI (French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry) is the 3rd-largest International Chamber in Korea and the 6th-largest French Chamber in the world. »_ David-Pierre Jalicon, FKCCI Chairman

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Following the welcoming speeches, the French buffet was served, offering the guest an overview of French cuisine with dishes like Boeuf Bourguignon and Blanquette de Veau. The event also featured various stalls offering exquisite French delicacies, including charcuterie and cheese by France Gourmet, wines by Chateau Minuty (Moët Hennessy) and Seoul Wine & Spirit, champagnes by BonValet (Nihonshu Korea), cider by Dancing Cider, beer by Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor and Pax Pils (Beyond Company), lemonades by Bel Normande and Elixia (Golden Bèll), sodas by Perrier, Bulles d’Armoriques (CNC), Orangina and Evian (Lotte Chilsung), chocolate spread by Bonne Maman (Macrocom), ice cream by Alkimia and olives by SMIL. In addition, exciting animations were hold like a French-inspired temporary tattoo printing activity by Prinker, a photography exhibition of Yun SeokJae’s works, as well as Renault Korean Motors’ booth showcasing their hybrid XM3 e-tech hybrid car model. An outstanding Lucky draw, including gifts such as luxurious hotel stay, last-generation electronic devices and high-quality skincare and cosmetics products has also delighted the guest throughout the evening. But every guest went home with gifts in hands as L’Oréal and Jacquet Brossard (Macrocom) made sure to give serum, perfumes, hand cream and brownies to all the participants.

As the event unfolds, the group Zubin Ensemble has also enchanted the public with their mesmerizing performances of classical and French variety music, displaying their aptitudes on piano, violon, cello and guitar. During the Lucky drawing, Elody Stanislas gave us the honor to take the mic to warmly congratulate the winners. Elody is a French broadcaster, actor and writer of Guadeloupe (Caribbean) that has participated in different TV broadcast and shows in South Korea. The evening has culminated with two DJ sets of young talented French and Korean artists: Méchant Chaton and Suhèr Chandi

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FKCCI express its heartfelt gratitude to the 32 amazing sponsors thanks to which our Bastille Day event is possible this year: Accor Ambassador Korea, Bluebell Korea LTD., Bolloré Logistics, DPJ & Partners Architecture, ECLOR, JCDecaux Korea, L'Oréal Korea, Renault Korea Motors, as Platinum partners, BNP Paribas as Gold partner and Asian Tiger Korea, BakePlus (Valrhona), IT-Concept, Michelin and Société Générale as Silver ones. Their generous support has been instrumental in bringing this wonderful celebration to life, and we are incredibly grateful for their contribution. 

FKCCI also thank all the participants that have joined the event and made this night so thrilling and joyful. The team is hoping to see you next year to continue bonding and strengthen ties between France and Korean’s culture and people.

 

Find the Lucky Draw results' list of people that haven't yet picked up their gifts there: 

Winners can come pick up their gifts at the FKCCI's office from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm at this address: 5F Nobel B/D, 16 Teheran-ro 78 gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

It is possible to pick up the gifts until August 11th. If you can't come before the 11th, please let us know by email at event(@)fkcci.com

 

615 SEOUL DRAGON CITY One night Standard Room for 2 pax with breakfast
2288 IBIS STYLES AMBASSADOR SEOUL MYEONGDONG One night Standard Room for 2 pax including breakfast
144 IBIS STYLES AMBASSADOR INCHEON AIRPORT One night Superior Double or Twin Room for 2 pax with breakfast
2301 L'OREAL HELENA RUBINSTEIN Re-PLASTY Recovery Face Lab 50ml
1567 PIERRE-FABRE Set of René Furterer Tonucia shampoo + René Furterer Triphasic shampoo
538 PIERRE-FABRE

Set of Avene Trixera Balm + Avene Tolerance Control Crème

+ Avene Cicalfate+ SOS crème

600 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
7 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
134 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
166 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
120 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
420 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
571 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
2165 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
1379 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
210 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
1239 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
1670 SMIL Lucques Green Olives
2461 SMIL Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
377 SMIL Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1903 SMIL Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
107 Golden Bell Sel fin de Guérande - Natural Fine Sea Salt
985 Golden Bell Sel fin de Guérande - Natural Fine Sea Salt
1393 Golden Bell Sel fin de Guérande - Natural Fine Sea Salt
541 CNC MONIN Syrup set
391 Ma petite Coree Cosmetics & Goodies Gift Box
450 Ma petite Coree Cosmetics & Goodies Gift Box
154 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Parfums de Marly - Herod 75ml
476 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Rose SaltifOlia 30ml
546 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Rose SaltifOlia 30ml
2299 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Rose SaltifOlia 30ml
1585 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Rose SaltifOlia 30ml
2407 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Absinthe Boréale 30ml
1456 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Absinthe Boréale 30ml
605 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Absinthe Boréale 30ml
2034 BLUEBELL L'atelier des Parfums - Maison Crivelli - Absinthe Boréale 30ml
540 BLUEBELL Nordgreen Native Women's Watch / White Dial - Brown Leather
1497 BLUEBELL Nordgreen Native Women's Watch / White Dial - Brown Leather
712 BLUEBELL Nordgreen Native Women's Watch / White Dial - Brown Leather
594 BLUEBELL Nordgreen Native Women's Watch / White Dial - Brown Leather
1575 PETANQUE KOREA Three Pétanque ball sets "Made in France by Obut"
492 PETANQUE KOREA Three Pétanque ball sets "Made in France by Obut"
225 MOET HENNESSY 1 bottle of Château Minuty 281 (AOP Côtes de Provence 2022)
1808 VALRHONA Fine chocolates for baking, Gift boxes for tasting
495 DANCING CIDER French Linen Cider
1240 DANCING CIDER French Linen Cider
43 DANCING CIDER French Linen Cider
72 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
137 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
1249 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
278 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
2293 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
706 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
2079 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
286 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
2058 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
711 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
446 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
168 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
287 T MONET 2 Tickets of Théâtre des Lumières
1245 YUN, SEOKJAE - PHOTOGRAPHER 10 Postcards
177 YUN, SEOKJAE - PHOTOGRAPHER 10 Postcards

 

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