Odile de Lyrot, Honorary Consul of the U.S. Virgin Islands, awarded

Since 2001, Odile de Lyrot has served as the Honorary Consul of the U.S. Virgin Islands with both energy and commitment. Through her actions, she has strengthened the French presence in the Islands including establishing French Thursday, a weekly meeting open to French and Francophiles alike. Last week, the Consul general of France in Miami awarded Ms. de Lyrot. She received the insignias of Chevalier in the rank of the Order of Merit.


Not only has Odile de Lyrot taken care to promote French language and culture in the U.S. Virgin Islands, she has also forged close ties with authorities and with the local business community. Holding annual "French Heritage Week" is a guarantee of genuine and warm relationships celebrating both July 14 and the French historical and cultural heritage that many people claim.

Picture (left to right): Gregory Francis, le Lieutenant Gouverneur des USVI; Odile of Lyrot, Honorary Consul of the U.S. Virgin Islands; Gaël de Maisonneuve, Consul General of France in Miami

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Published May 23, 2012.

Last modified on 24/05/2012

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