France-Vietnam food and music festival set for this weekend Ngoc Minh By Ngoc Minh – The Saigon Times Daily The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV), in collaboration with District Music 360, will stage a France-Vietnam food and music festival in the heart of HCMC this weekend. The “Bonjour Vietnam” festival at September 23 Park adjacent to the landmark Ben Thanh Market in District 1 will open at 4 p.m. this Saturday and last until 11 a.m. the following day. Admission is free. Visitors will have a chance to see a wide variety of French farm produce, food and wines, and Vietnamese specialties. In the food area, they can find tasty French and Vietnamese dishes and drinks. Interesting activities and game shows will be available as well. Notably, there will be a Louis Lesaffre baking competition where contestants will face up challenges to make the most delicious baguettes, pastries and cakes. Popular singers Thu Minh, Andre Ngo, White Noiz, Phuong Vy and Thanh Bui will appear at a music performance as part of the festival to promote Vietnamese and French music. The European-Vietnamese Business Network (EVBN) will also arrange an area for local and European businesses to meet and build business links. The event is expected to attract around 20,000 locals and expats. For further information, visit www.lehoiphapviet.com.