April 7 – September 4, 2023
At Place des Arts
Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme
4 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday
Noon to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday
A festive exhibition celebrating the French language
Pointe-à-Callière is going off-site to Place des Arts to present a vibrant interactive exhibition on the French language here at home. Delve into the incredible history of the Francophonie in Québec and in North America!
In Québec, many are those who have had a longstanding love affair with the French language. This communication tool, with its infinite sounds and nuances, allows people to share, think, create, and dream. A language that has been resonating across the North American landscape for over 400 years and continues to be enriched through contact with diverse cultural communities.
Until September 4, be sure to stop by the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme to explore a world of incredible linguistic richness!
Delve into the incredible history of the Francophonie in America and in Québec
Every day, tens of millions of people speak, love, seek, dream, and live in French. In America, Québec is the only society in which most of daily life takes place in French.
Much more than just a means of communication, language is a tool for social cohesion, artistic creation, belonging, and identity. Travel back in time and learn about the central role of French in Québec culture. Discover the history of the French language in Quebec and how the language has been debated and discussed resulting in the adoption of laws such as the iconic Bill 101.
The exhibition will introduce you to those who helped protect French and who furthered its reach through local literature, comedy, theatre, and cinema!
An interactive experience that will get you moving, playing, and dancing
Put your knowledge of the French language to the test by taking part in the big quiz hosted by Katherine Levac and Richardson Zéphir. Listen to Louise Forestier, Émile Bilodeau, and Jean-Philippe Baril-Guérard present works by local artists and authors who use the French language with talent.
Try your hand at a different kind of karaoke, dubbing well-known scenes from Québec films and TV shows. Play with the words, expressions, and many sounds of Québec French. Lastly, an art installation will get you moving and dancing to the rhythms of songs that have furthered the reach of the French language around the world!