Top things to do at the Le French Festival 2024 

Plan your days off to enjoy the selection of shows, workshops and activities around town. 

Starting today, indulge in a month-and-a-half-long cultural experience, organised by Alliance Française across four major cities in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru and Kuching. Ardent francophiles in KL can take part in a variety of activities scattered around town such as movie screenings, family gatherings, performing arts, gastronomic innovations and creative workshops. 

A curated showcase of 16 French films reveals an abundance of creativity, bringing the latest mix of comedy, drama and action tales to select GSC cinemas. Consider catching On the Wandering Paths (Sur les Chemins noirs), a drama in which Pierre, a writer, has his life come crashing down after a fall lands him in a coma. With his spirit and determination intact, he sets out to trek across France along the smallest paths in this journey of self-discovery.


'On the Wandering Paths'

Sports enthusiasts and trivia fans will be delighted to meet and compete with like-minded people during the Sports Quiz, while those who love to belt their hearts out can try their hand (or voice) at the Karaoke in French session. Both activities are conducted in English and French, so not only will your social circle grow, but so will your language skills.

For those who wish to explore new tunes, singer Marsu and her fellow musicians will be covering iconic French classics and performing original pop hits to sway audiences at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Petaling Jaya. Translated covers of famous hits such as Don’t Stop Me Now and I Will Survive prove the trio’s musical diversity and infectious energy, which are not to be missed.


Singer Marsu and her fellow musicians will be covering iconic French classics and performing original pop hits

Pour la beauté du geste, a photography exhibition by Serge Périchon, immortalises thrilling moments in sports, promising a captivating exposes of grace, strength and talent. Artistic shots include an athlete mid-high jump, fencers ready for combat and an energetic handball game in progress. Dedication seeps through these pictures, inspiring visitors who drop by this showcase at Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur.

Those who wish to dance in exhilarating fencing duels might be intrigued by the sporting lessons at Le Gourmandin, Solaris Dutamas. With fencing professionals present to teach you tips and tricks, brushing up on this centuries-old sport will be a breeze. To quench your thirst, a classy wine tasting event awaits after, so kick back and relax your tired feet while sipping first-rate wines that tickle your taste buds.

Le French Festival 2024 will be held until June 14 in Kuala Lumpur. For more details on event venues, dates and times, check out


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