Today, Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni – an official visit to China – have opened as scheduled the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, in the presence of actor Alain Delon, sponsor of the building.
According to the website of Le Figaro, the head of state has covered compliments the designer of the pavilion, the architect Jacques Ferrier. For forty-five minutes, the President and his entourage visited the 6000 square meters populated terraces, rooms and hanging gardens, which are described in works by major artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and Pierre Bonnard.
Shanghai April 30, 2010. Shanghai is to kick off the World Expo today by setting the skies along its riverfront ablaze with fireworks, welcoming the huge showcase of ideas, culture and technology with a bang.
SHANGHAI, CHINA – APRIL 30: Chinese celebrity Gong Li and French actor Alain Delon visit the France Pavilion at Expo Garden on April 30, 2010 in Shanghai, China.