The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s area is the highlight of the 87th International Tourism and Gastronomy Expo, which is taking place in Dijon city, France (Dijon Congrexpo) from November 1 to 12.
Vietnam is attending the expo as a guest of honor to introduce the land, people, culture and gastronomy of the country to French and international friends. According to Mayor of Dijon François Rebsamen, Vietnam’s area will certainly be an attractive and interesting destination at this year’s fair for visitors who love the country.
Vietnam attends Dijon Congrexpo as a guest of honor.
Vietnamese enterprises are introducing agricultural products, handicrafts, garment and textile products, food, and tourist destinations at over 20 pavilions. Notably, visitors are provided with information, as well as publications, on famous destinations, types of tourism, the typical products, and travel projects in Vietnam at a booth chaired by the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France.
In addition, 16 Vietnamese artists will give six performances of traditional art forms (around 15 to 20 minutes each) per day during the fair. According to Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son, such as the DIJON CONGREXPO, Vietnam can attract more French and international friends, as well as investors, in the time ahead.
Dijon Congrexpo is one of the six largest international fairs in France and has been held annually since 1921. Each year, the event attracts around 200,000 visitors and 600 enterprises and units from 80 countries around the world.
In which, Dijon is a city in eastern France. The earliest archaeological finds within the city limits of Dijon date to the Neolithic period. Dijon later became a Roman settlement named Divio, located on the road from Lyon to Paris.
The province was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th centuries and Dijon was a place of tremendous wealth and power, one of the great European centers of art, learning, and science. Population (2008): 151,576 within the city limits; 250,516 (2007) for the greater Dijon area.
Dijon holds an International and Gastronomic Fair every year in autumn. With over 500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors every year, it is one of the ten most important fairs in France. Dijon is also home, every three years, to the international flower show Florissimo. Dijon is famous for Dijon mustard which originated in 1856, when Jean Naigeon of Dijon substituted verjuice, the acidic "green" juice of not-quite-ripe grapes, for vinegar in the traditional mustard recipe.