The Azerbaijan Cultural Centre in Paris

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The Azerbaijan Cultural Centre was created in Paris with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Paris to strengthen promotion of Azerbaijan  in France further, control it from a single centre and build its activity more efficiently. On September 19, 2012, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his  spouse Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inauguration of the Centre.

Located in the centre of Paris, near the Eifel Tower, the building of the Azerbaijan Cultural Centre is a historical building constructed in 1904. With three thousand square meters of area, the centre has been provided with all conditions and necessary equipment to hold various meetings and events.

Exhibits reflecting Azerbaijan’s history – archaeological finds, ancient coins, arms, copper items – are displayed at the Centre, which features various halls.

Carpets and carpet products dating back hundreds of years are displayed and information is provided about the history and the path of development of the Azerbaijani schools of carpet making at the Centre, where samples of all directions of our national carpet making art are presented.

Various items of adornment, samples related to all directions of popular art and national garments of Azerbaijan are exhibited and works by young artists displayed at the Centre.

A mugham hall has been created at the Centre and an exhibition of our old music instruments organized.

Collection of Azerbaijani literature and publications related to various directions of our culture in the French translation are presented at the Centre’s library.