It's a Song That Resembles Us... It's a Song That Resembles Us...

It's a Song That Resembles Us... At the International City of the French Language from June 19, 2024, to January 5, 2025


Exhibition Tickets

Ticket for 'The Adventure of French'

Ticket for 'The Adventure of French'
  • Exploration of Francophone music worldwide
  • Immersion in five captivating thematic rooms
  • Discovery of great voices and musical trends
  • Audio headsets for an immersive sound experience

Combined Tickets

Combined Ticket International City of the French Language - Château de Pierrefonds

Save €0.90
  • Self-guided visit to the Château de Pierrefonds
  • Free visit ticket to the International City of the French Language - Château de Villers-Cotterêts
€17.10 €18

What to expect

Dive into an Engaging Journey through the Enchanting Rhythms, Poetic Lyrics, and Timeless Emotions of Francophone Music

Experience the first temporary exhibition at the International City of the French Language with the evocative title "It's a Song That Resembles Us, Global Successes of Francophone Popular Music." This groundbreaking exhibition celebrates the universal impact of Francophone music on cultures worldwide.

Explore the Universe of Francophone Music at the International City of the French Language

The Exhibition

Located at the heart of the International City of the French Language, this captivating exhibition offers a deep dive into the vibrant universe of Francophone music. Spread across nearly 400 m² of exhibition space, it invites you to explore five thematic rooms, each providing a total immersion into a unique aspect of Francophone popular music.

From the timeless charm of the cabaret to the struggles and resistances of the streets, from the enchanting romanticism of the music hall to the avant-garde of the club scene, and to the collective hedonism of the dance floor, each room transports you into a fascinating world of sounds, images, and stories.

Why Reserve?

Booking your ticket for this must-see exhibition is the key to experiencing an unforgettable cultural journey. Here's why:

  1. Discover a Global Musical Geography: This unique exhibition offers you the opportunity to discover the diversity and richness of Francophone music around the world. From the streets of Paris to the clubs of London, from the cabarets of Montreal to the lively dances of the Caribbean islands, immerse yourself in a captivating exploration of the influences and evolutions of Francophone music.

  2. A Tribute to Francophone Culture: By reserving your ticket, you contribute to celebrating and promoting the richness of Francophone culture. The exhibition highlights not only the big names of French music but also lesser-known voices and emerging artists who have shaped and continue to shape the Francophone musical landscape.

  3. An Unforgettable Immersive Experience: Through dynamic audiovisual montages, accompanying headphones, and interactive installations, this exhibition offers a total immersion into the universe of Francophone music. You will be transported on a sensory journey where linguistic boundaries fade away, and music becomes the universal language of emotion.

Practical Information

  • Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last admission at 5:30 p.m., evacuation of rooms starts at 6:00 p.m.).
  • Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Whit Monday) and on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
  • Reservation: Book your ticket now on our website to guarantee your access to this unforgettable cultural experience.

Don't miss the opportunity to discover the soul and passion of Francophone music through this exceptional exhibition. Book today and get ready to be transported into a world where music transcends borders and unites hearts.



Experience an Unforgettable Cultural Group Experience at the Exhibition of the International City of the French Language!

Are you organizing an event for a group of more than 10 people?

Discover the magic of French-language songs with your friends, colleagues, or students! Fill out our form to book a group tour and embark on a captivating journey through the rhythms and emotions of French music.


1 Place Aristide Briand
02600 Villers-Cotterêts

Common questions

What is the main theme of the temporary exhibition at the International City of the French Language?

  • The exhibition explores the global success of French-speaking popular music over the decades and around the world.

What are the dates of the exhibition?

  • The exhibition runs from June 19, 2024, to January 5, 2025.

From what age is the exhibition recommended?

  • The exhibition is recommended for ages 7 and up.

Is the exhibition translated into English?

  • Yes, the exhibition is translated into English.

What are the visitor support devices available during the visit?

  • Complimentary audio headsets are available for a total immersion experience in the exhibition.

How many rooms are explored during the exhibition tour?

  • The exhibition tour explores 5 rooms with different atmospheres and characteristics.

What are the themes of the different exhibition rooms?

  • The rooms explore themes such as cabaret, street, music hall, club, and dancing.

Is there a sound immersion in the exhibition?

  • Yes, visitors benefit from a sound immersion through audio guide headsets broadcasting sound montages of the songs mentioned in the exhibition.

Where can I listen to the radio chronicles of the exhibition?

  • The radio chronicles of the exhibition are available on France Info, a few days before the start of the exhibition.

Does the exhibition highlight female artists?

  • Yes, the exhibition highlights the female music scene over the decades.

Are there contemporary artists featured in the exhibition?

  • Yes, the exhibition also explores the avant-garde role and innovation of contemporary French-speaking artists.

What is the main objective of the exhibition?

  • The exhibition aims to explore a global geography of French-language songs and reveal their influence over time and across cultures.

How can I reserve tickets for the exhibition?

  • You can reserve your tickets for the exhibition on our website.

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