On Thursday the 8th of October, the newly appointed Consul General of France in Sydney, Mr Nicolas Croizer, came to Melbourne in order to meet the French Community in Victoria. He was guided by Mrs Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne.
They spent the morning visiting Caufield Junior College with its bi-national program (Ecole Française de Melbourne), and meeting students, teachers and parents.
Then, the Consul General met the Presidents of the French Associations in Victoria at a lunch that he hosted at the Honorary Consulate General of France.
(From left to right: Mr Michel Richard (Alliance Francaise), Mr Cédric Binoit (FACCI), Mrs Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie (Honorary Consul General), Mr Claude Midon (Anciens Combattants), Mr Nicolas Croizer (Consul General), Mr Sébastien Vallerie (Consular Advisor), Mr Serge Poumes (UFE), Mr Serge Thomann (French Assist), Mr Peter Tole (AFAS), Mrs Emilie Blanchard (Melbourne Accueil), Pr Colin Nettelbeck (ISFAR), Mr Olivier Petitpierre (Ecole Francaise de Melbourne) and Mr Guillaume Mauboussin (French Connexion)
Mr Croizer then visited the Alliance Francaise of Melbourne with Mr Michel Richard, newly appointed Director of the Alliance Francaise, before heading to SBS Radio for an interview with Mr Jean-Noel Ducasse.
To conclude the busy day, Mr Croizer was able to greet and meet the broader French Community in Victoria at a cocktail reception hosted by the Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne, Mrs Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie .