Hanoi City Walks: Ba Đình & French Quarter (Khu phố Pháp)
November 6 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
FVH event part of the Vietnam Festival of Media & Design : Hanoi 2019
“CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE CITY”
Activity: city walk
This walking tour gives an overview of the changes to Hanoi during the French colonial period in Vietnam, which lasted more than six decades. By the late 1880s, the French controlled Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, collectively known as Indochine Français (French Indochina). We touch on the development of the education system, town planning and architecture (including that of the political and diplomatic centre) as well as other eclectic information regarding past and present Hanoi . Starting at the back of Chu Văn An school we make our way to Hanoi’s iconic Ba Đình Square and focus on the past and present lives of some important government buildings. We stroll the surrounding avenues of embassies, up to Điện Biên Phủ and Hoàng Diệu street ending our tour at Cửa Bắc (north gate) and Cửa Bắc Church in Phan Đình Phùng street.
Place: West Lake side – near the back of Chu Văn An school on Nguyễn Đình Thi street (near the restaurant Nhà Hàng Vọng Ba Lâu – map will be sent to those who sign up)
Donation: 70,000 VND
Limit: 12 people
Please provide your mobile number when registering.
This walk can often take up to 2.45 hours of you need to leave at any time that is fine