Jul 17, 2017

Sri Lanka’s tourism potential showcased in France

The French Embassy in Sri Lanka and the Maldives and the Alliance Française of Kotte, conducted a conference on tourism in France and in Sri Lanka recently, as part of the French Spring Festival 2017.

This conference enabled the Sri Lankan public to discover the most visited towns of France aside from Paris (Lyon, Lourdes, Toulouse, and Nice) and the most attractive activities according to foreigners and French people. 

Firstly, the writer Roxane Lamouille presented the Petit Futé “Best of France” and various French touristic sites.

Then the Director of the tourism agency Atypique Lanka - Chamika Kathri Arachchige - and the production Director of the agency Shanti Travel - Françoise Houet - unveiled the secrets of Sri Lanka through culture and nature.

Roxane Lamouille underlined the fact that France cannot be resumed to Paris and its monuments. On the contrary, many treasures are hidden in each region of France – from Charente-Maritime to Var and Finistère.

Françoise Houet presented the major cultural Sri Lankan touristic sites: not just the cultural triangle (Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Sigirya, Polonaruwa, Kandy), but also Galle and its Dutch fort. Then, Chamika Kathri Arachchige introduced Sri Lanka through green tourism, with walking or canoeing treks throughout the national parks of the mountainous region in particular.

A preview of Cédric Gatillon’s pictures taken in Sri Lanka was also displayed. This art work which captures the daily life and the singular beauty of the island, will be exhibited at the Black Cat Café between the 15th and 25th of August