Front angle view of redesigned Norton Museum of Art in February 2019

French Art Flourishes at this Florida Museum

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach celebrates its 80th anniversary, and welcomes a new French director & CEO The Norton Museum of Art, the cultural heart of Palm Beach County, Florida, has...
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Focus on French Cinema: The Hot Virtual Film Festival

A year ago, the Alliance Française of Greenwich, Connecticut, had to cancel its annual French film festival. The March timing of the U.S. shutdown for the pandemic made it impossible to switch from the...

Restaurant Reviews: Benoit in New York City

On a cold rainy afternoon in New York City this winter, I suddenly had a craving for the food of my adopted country, France. So I booked at Benoit, and told the friend I...
Clement Street and Arguello Boulevard

Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...
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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition Arrives in Los Angeles

Seen in Paris by over 2 million visitors, the immersive Van Gogh exhibit will make its West Coast premiere at a secret location in Los Angeles on May 27th. Experience art like never before... Spanning...

Alliance Française in the US Finds Success in Online Learning

When schooling changed to online for most of the world due to strategies to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the Alliance Française chapters did the same with their French language classes and events. The result...

Watch Now: Virtual Cinema Programme with COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival, ranked among the top three film festivals in Los Angeles, and the most comprehensive annual French cultural event in the United States, has just launched its Virtual Cinema Programme. The...

The Virtual “Night of Ideas” Focuses on Closing the Distance

The January 2020 Night of Ideas hosted in the San Francisco Public Library drew such a large crowd that Michael Lambert, City Librarian at the San Francisco Public Library, declared it was “so wonderful...

Albertine Prize 2020: Favourite French Fiction Translated into English

The end of the year means book awards, and the Albertine Prize 2020 was awarded to “Muslim”: A Novel by Zahia Rahmani. This novel, written in 2005, was translated into English by Matthew Reeck...

French Champagne vs. California Sparkling Wine

Not-to-miss panel discussion compares the modern making of French champagne with California sparkling wine The discussion of comparing France with California bubbled up in the current French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco (FACCSF) online...