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Bienvenue a la Semaine Francaise!!! This weekend in Casa de Campo spectators can look forward to enjoying a wonderful 4 day event along with numerous gastronomic, cultural, commercial, artistic and technological activities that will convert Altos de Chavón into a “petit village francaise”! Remember:  hand-made Dominican furniture designers and creators Rústicos y Más  will be opening their new showroom at the Marina Casa de Campo!

These events, activities and specials apply to:

Friday Mar 23rd – Sunday Mar 25th

Here are a few upcoming activities include:

• The MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon: March 29th – April 1st
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• The Luis Fonsi concert: Saturday April 7th!  
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Click here to see the movie times and trailers.


Art Exhibit “La acción del caballo de polo”

Where:
Art Gallery, Altos de Chavón
Time:
9am-6pm
To find out more, click here! 

Opening cocktail: Rústicos y Más new showroom
When: Friday, March 23rd, 7pm
Where: Cocunut Mall,Marina Casa de Campo
Cost: Completely FREE!
RSVP: 809-550-8436, info@rusticosymas.net
To find out more, click here! 

The “Semana de Francia” French Festival!

French Dominican Business Forum
Prestigious Caribbean, French and Dominican entrepreneurs and top executives, as well as official representatives from the French and Dominican governments including his Excellency Dr. Leonel Fernandez Reyna, President of the Dominican Republic will discuss economic and commercial topics.
When: 8am-6pm
Where: Flamboyan Conference Centre
Cost: US$450 (members), US$500 (non-members)
Contact: 809-472-0588
To find out more, click here! 

Scientific Projects Conference by the New Horizons School
Where: Espace André Malraux (Genesis Disco)
When: 2pm
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Tours aboard the “Dumont Durville” French Navy Ship
Visitors are welcome to board the “Dumont Durville” navy ship which will be stationed at the Marina Casa de Campo throughout the Semana de Francia.
When: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, 2:30pm – 3:30pm and 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: The Marina Casa de Campo – look out for the big grey navy boat!
Registration: At the French Chamber of Commerce tent in Altos de Chavón (part of the Feria)
Note: Only 15 people are allowed on board at a time so arrive early to avoid disappointment!
To find out more, click here! 

Lunch – French Dominican Business Forum
With Gregory Pugin, executive chef of Le Cirque Las Vegas and wine tasting by Carrefour and on behalf of Le Domaine de Barbossi Robert Remi chef de cuisine, Eric Bonneau chef patissire and sommelier Franck Thomas
When: 1pm
Where: La Caña Restaurant & Lounge by Le Cirque
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“Le Petit Prince” play by Antoine de Saint-Exupery produced by St John’s School
Where: Espace André Malraux (Genesis Disco)
When: 3:30 pm
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Exhibition of historical French fashion
Held by the students of the fashion design department of the UASD
Where: The main Altos de Chavón plaza
When: 4pm
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Closing Forum Cocktail
When: 6:15pm
Where: Flamboyan Conference Centre
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Live music by the INDESWASKA group from Guadalupe
When: 7pm
Where: The main Altos de Chavón plaza
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“Exquisite Flavors of France” Dinner-Gala
Featuring Clarence Dillon Wines including the famous Château Haut-Brion, as well as fine French cuisine prepared by distinguished invited chefs;Gregory Pugin, executive chef of Le Cirque Las Vegas and on behalf of Le Domaine de Barbossi Robert Remi chef de cuisine, Eric Bonneau chef patissire and sommelier Franck Thomas. Live music by the French jazz group “Sextet Bony & Co.”
When: 8:30pm
Where: Beach Club by Le Cirque, Minitas Beach
Cost: US$300
Reservations: 809-523-3165 – space limited.
To find out more, click here! 



Art Exhibit “La acción del caballo de polo”
Where:
Art Gallery, Altos de Chavón
Time:
9am-6pm
To find out more, click here!
  

The “Semana de Francia” French Festival!

Golf Tournament “Copa Foro Empresarial Franco-Dominicano”
Where: Teeth of the Dog
When: 8am and 12pm
Cost: US$225
Reservations:809-523-8115, golf@ccampo.com.do
To find out more, click here!   

Tennis Tournament “Copa de las Cámaras de Comercio”
Where: La Terraza Tennis Club
When: 9am
Cost: US$95
Reservations: 809-523-5940, tenis@ccampo.com.do
To find out more, click here! 

Tours aboard the “Dumont Durville” French Navy Ship
Visitors are welcome to board the “Dumont Durville” navy ship which will be stationed at the Marina Casa de Campo throughout the Semana de Francia.
When: 9am – 10am and 10am – 11am
Where: The Marina Casa de Campo – look out for the big grey navy boat!
Registration: At the French Chamber of Commerce tent in Altos de Chavón (part of the Feria)
Note: 
Only 15 people are allowed on board at a time so arrive early to avoid disappointment!
To find out more, click here! 

CERI Conference: Study in Montepellier by Sup de Co Montepellier
Where: André Malraux (Genesis Disco)
When: 11am
To find out more, click here! 

Gastronomic Dictation by French Alliane, read by Marie-Ange Horlaville
Where: André Malraux (Genesis Disco)
When: 11:30am
To find out more, click here! 

“Le Petit Prince” play by Antoine de Saint-Exupery produced by St John’s School
Where: Espace André Malraux (Genesis Disco)
When: 2pm
To find our more, click here! 

Petanque Tournament
Where:
 
Altos de Chavon amphitheatre, door #3
When: 
3pm
Cost: 
RD$500
To find out more, click here! 

Claude Terrail Polo Tournament – FINAL including the polo and golf prize-giving ceremonies
Played between Casa de Campo Polo and Domaine de Barbossi polo teams.
Where: Casa de Campo Polo fields,
When: 5pm
To find out more, click here!

Live music by the INDESWASKA group from Guadalupe
When:
 6:30pm
Where: 
The main Altos de Chavón plaza
To find out more, click here!

Grand Gala Celebration of French Music
Where: Altos de Chavón’s amphitheatre
When: 8pm
Cost: Courtesy tickets (limited) available at the Villa Owners Club.
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After Party by Praia with DJ Stéphane Pompougnac
Where:
 Altos de Chavon VIP Parking lot
When: 
11pm
Cost: RD$2,000 (inc. open bar)
To find out more, click here!  

Art Exhibit “La acción del caballo de polo”
Where:
Art Gallery, Altos de Chavón
Time:
9am-6pm
To find out more, click here!  

The “Semana de Francia” French Festival!

Walkabout Foundation Marathon (8km)
Where: 
Minitas Beach to Altos de Chavón
When: 10:00am
Minimum donation: 
US$25 fitnesscenter@ccampo.com.do
Registration: 809-523-5185
To find out more, click here! 

Brunch “Dominical”
Prepared  prepared by distinguished invited chefsGregory Pugin, executive chef of Le Cirque Las Vegas and on behalf of Le Domaine de Barbossi Robert Remi chef de cuisine, Eric Bonneau chef patissire and sommelier Franck Thomas.
Where: La Piazzetta, Altos de Chavón
When: 11am – 3pm
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Live music by INDESWASKA group from Guadalupe
Where: Fish fountain by the amphitheater
When: 11:15am
To find out more, click here! 

Petanque tournament continuation and finals
Where:
 Amphitheater, door No.3
When: 2pm
To find out more, click here! 

“Fables de la Fontaine” play by Atelier de Chantal
Where: André Malraux/Genesis Disco
When: 3pm
To find out more, click here! 

Percusion concert by “La Gran Mawon” group
Where: The main Altos de Chavón plaza
When: 5:00pm
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Air Caraibes inaugural flight from Santo Domingo to Paris-Orly
Where
: Las Americas Airport, Santo Domingo
When: 7:30pm
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For more details on the “Semana de Francia” French Festival, please visit the official Semana de Francia website: www.semanadefrancia.com