“Les Français à Varsovie”, the exhibition about the history of Poland-France relations has been opened to the public at the French Embassy in Warsaw. The exposition was prepared by The Center for Research on Culture of Warsaw of the University of Warsaw as part of the project “Multicultural Warsaw in the past and at present”.

The Polish-French exhibition “Les Français à Varsovie” was opened on the 8th December by: Oliver Becht – the French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad, and Prof. Elżbieta Wichrowska – the Director of The Center for Research on Culture of Warsaw.


In his opening speech Professor Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector underlined the fact that the exhibition gives a great opportunity to look back on the long history of the French-Polish social and cultural relations.


The exhibition presents some Warsaw sites: churches, graveyards, various institutions and other works of culture, which have represented French culture throughout the entire history of the city. One part of the exhibition has been also devoted to the issues of resettlement and assimilation of the French people in Poland’s capital.


The exposition is under the honorary patronage of Frédéric Billet, the Ambassador of France in Poland. The project was financed by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


The exhibits have been displayed in front of the French Embassy’s building at 1 Piękna Street, Warsaw.

The project “Multicultural Warsaw in the past and at present” aims to present the multicultural background of the Polish capital over the course of centuries, including the process of settlement and assimilation of various nationalities such as: Italian, French, Armenian, Swedish, Norwegian or Japanese.