Installation view work by Ibrahim Mahama at Franska tomten. Photo Hendrik Zeitler


  • Thursday 18 November
  • 16.00 – 17.00
  • Swedish
  • Stenpiren by the Delaware Monument

Guided tour – Franska Tomten (Packhusplatsen)

The so-called Franska Tomten, or in English “The French lot” is a historical name for the place now called Packhusplatsen. “Franska Tomten” got its name when France gained free trade rights in exchange for the caribbean island St. Barthélemy.

During the tour, we will talk about “Franska Tomten” and its colonial history reflected in the buildings and activities that exist on the site today – the former headquarters of a trans-Atlantic shipping company, a court, a casino, the port and the sea – which connect the past to the present and the City of Gothenburg to other parts of the world.

Franska Tomten is used as the narrative starting point of the biennial. The tour offers you to reflect on the city and site and its relationship to its history and present day.

Visitor information


Guided tours of the French Plot are free of charge, but need to be pre-booked

To reserve a spot, send us an email at with the name of the desired tour, date,  name and number of people you would like to book for.

Drop in if places are available.