Square in Paris named after Vietnamese pilot

Friday, 01/07/2022 15:50
A small square in the center of the 16th arrondissement of Paris was named after Do Huu Vi, a Vietnamese national who was one of the first pilots of the French army.

 At the opening ceremony of the square (Photo: VNA)

Do Huu Vi Square is located on the intersection between Versailles Avenue and Quai Louis-Blériot, overlooking the Radio France headquarters and Grenelle bridge.

Mr. Do Huu Vi (1883-1916) fought and died in the Somme Bay during World War I. He was honored by France as one of more than 300 people of overseas origin with meritorious services to France. He was the only representative of Asian descent to be included in the exhibition “Portraits de France” at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris earlier this year.

There are about 200 streets and landmarks in France named after Vietnamese places or people./.