Twinning : Saint-Germain-Des-Prés / Shanghai
Twinning with Huaihai Lu in Shanghai.
The Saint-Germain-des-Prés Committee welcomed to Saint-Germain-des-Prés the members of the delegation from Huaihai Lu (a district of Shanghai) in order to show them the mythical places and numerous shops of the district and to present the Committee's actions.
After a moment of exchange at the Town Hall of the 6th arrondissement and awareness by each of the Committees of the shared affinities and values, a memorandum of understanding was concluded for a signature of cooperation between the two Committees in Shanghai.
6 May 2010 - Signing of the Partnership
The partnership was concluded on 6 May 2010, during the visit of the Comité Saint-Germain-des-Prés to Huaihai Lu, at the time of the Shanghai World Expo.
This twinning marks the beginning of a cooperation between the two districts with the aim of promoting and strengthening economic and cultural exchanges between Paris and Shanghai.
September 2011 - Saint-Germain-des-Prés photo exhibition in Shanghai
The 2011 International Twinned Shopping Street Photo Exhibition took place in September 2011.
The exhibition presented photos of the three twinned streets: Huai Hai Lu Street (Shanghai), Omotesando Street (Tokyo) and Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) with the aim of promoting cultural exchanges and friendship between these partners.
"2011 "国际友好街区时尚橱窗展 "活动
Presentation of the International Exhibition of Shop Window Photos of Twinned Streets 2011
During the International Trade Forum celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the foundation of Shanghai Huai Hai Lu Street, the Luwan District Trade Federation, the Huai Hai Lu Committee, the Luwan District Tourism Association, the French Saint Germain des Prés Committee of Paris and the Japanese Omotesando Committee of Tokyo established a relationship of exchange and friendship.
Shanghai's Hai Hai Lu, Paris' Boulevard Saint Germain des Prés and Tokyo's Omotesando Street are three dynamic shopping streets with a concentration of fashion businesses. The theme of raising the quality of life, creating a pleasant shopping environment and guiding fashion trends are the common theme of their development. It is precisely the shop windows that generally convey the meaning of the theme. For this reason, we have chosen the shop windows of these three shopping streets as exchange niches, with the aim of strengthening international cooperation and learning from each other's experiences.
Press release of the Huai Hai Lu Committee
5 November 2011 - Signing of the cooperation agreement with the world's largest avenues
The Comité Saint-Germain-des-Prés has also signed a cooperation agreement with the world's leading avenues:
- Huaihai Lu (Shanghai district)
- Luwan district (Shanghai district)
- Omotesando (Tokyo district)
16 December 2013 - Meeting with the new Chairman of the Huaihai Road Committee in Shanghai
The President of the Comité Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Miroslav Siljegovic, and the General Delegate, Monique Mouroux, went to Shanghai to meet the new President of the Huaihai Road Committee, Zhong Jia Su.
The meeting was very fruitful and interesting.
New cultural exchange projects were discussed and the president of the Huaihai Road Committee will come to Saint-Germain-des-Prés in May 2014.
I received your email. I too was honoured to meet you and the Chairman of your committee.
I fully agree with your proposals: on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France, our two committees should create an event in the framework of exchanges between us.
Chairman of the Shanghai Huai Hai Lu Committee