French week

An annual FRENCH PRESENCE IN KZN programme runs in the week the closest to the 1 June – the date on which the Prince Imperial lost his life in an ambush in the closing stages of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. The FRENCH week ends at the Prince Imperial monument and during the commemorative ceremonies wreathes are laid at the Prince’s monument and at the tombs of the two soldiers killed with him. The Zulu guide, also killed at the same time, some 500 metres away, does not have a memorial, as yet. The Zululand soil bears his memory.


La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon

27th Anniversary Commemorations

51st Anniversary of the Alliance Française, Pietermaritzburg

140th Anniversary of the International Alliance Française Mouvement

150th Anniversary of the death of the Emperor Napoléon III (20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873)

2023 Année Napoléon III

103rd Anniversary of the death of the Empress Eugénie (5 May 1826 – 12 July 1920)

144th Anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War & the death of the Prince Impérial

124th Anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War

104 years signing of the Peace Treaty of Versailles to end First World War

84 years since the start of the Second World War

Alliance Française, PMB & French Presence in KwaZulu-Natal

30th Anniversary Celebrations

A Cultural Tourism Research Development Project For Communities’ Benefit

Benefits to rural & urban communities from “The French Presence in PMB and KZN:
FRENCH WEEK Saturday 27 May – Sunday 04 June 2023