Welcome to French Consul Adelaide
Republic of France
Ouverte les lundis de 15h à 18h, mardis et vendredis de 9h30 à 13h30 ou sur rendez-vous.
Marianne wrote this poem following the terrorist attacks and read it at the Peace Vigil :
Hommage aux maux
It was the thirteenth day of the month
A Friday of games and rock songs
Some people had a bad intuition
Others had no superstition
It was the eleventh month of the year
Paris in automn had overcome her fear
When standing up as one man
They shot everybody down
I don’t know where to begin
And whether we should explain
Or try to understand
What nobody can ever imagine
In the meantime let us indulge
In a silent meditation
That calmly invites us
To reject detestation
And let’s contemplate a society
Where together we would read
Books written by human beings
With no dogma or vanity
Today the sky is red white blue
Red like our eyes
White with fright
And sadly blue
Now if the night comes
Let’s go to sleep and wait
Until the next day to awake
In the transparent dawn
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A peaceful vigil was held in the northern end of Victoria Square Adelaide on Monday 12 January 2015 at 8pm to show support to the families of those who died in France and all in France who are standing defiant on the attack on liberty and freedom of speech.
Many messages have been received in the condolences book available at the Consular Agency of France.
The French Consular Agency in Adelaide will now be open:
-on Mondays from 3pm to 6pm
– on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 1.30pm
– on Fridays from 9.30am to 1.30pm
– on appointment only
Join us to celebrate the traditionnal Galette des Rois on Sunday 7 February from 2pm to 5pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 8a Bedford Square, Colonel Light Gardens.
Book now with Dramatix.
Price: $6/adult and $0.50 under 12yo
We have a new email address. You can now reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org