Celebrating the 21st anniversary of “La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon” in KZN

Glenn Flanagan with the sign to the monument

Glenn Flanagan with the sign to the monument.

This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the establishment of La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon (The Route of the Prince Impérial, Louis Napoleon), a tourism initiative that follows the scenic pilgrimage route through KwaZulu-Natal, taken by a mother in mourning as she followed the footsteps of her son to where he was killed during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.

The Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon was killed in an ambush at uQweqwe, near Nqutu, on 1 June 1879. The following year on the anniversary of his death, his mother, the Empress Eugenie, spent the night in vigil at the very spot, which is now marked as a monument to him. Continue reading


Don’t miss the fabulous Francofête!

franco fete

ALLIANCE Française of Durban presents the fabulous, free fifth annual Francofête on Human Rights Day which takes place under the trees in Sutton Park in Durban’s Morningside on Monday, March 21.

There will be a day time family event from 10 am to 4 pm and an evening sundowner music concert featuring fabulous francophone world music, from 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm which culminates with a fab set by jazz icon, guitarist and vocalist Louis Mhlanga and Madagascar accordion player Regis Gizavo.

The ever proactive Alliance Française uses this annual opportunity to showcase some of the best French; Francophone and French-inspired music; dance; theatre; storytelling; workshops; visual arts; exhibitions … and of course wonderful food and crafts in the alfresco market.

For more info, visit the Alliance Française at 22 Sutton Crescent – telephone 031 312 9582.