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...
Frederic Jung

Interview with Frédéric Jung, the New Consul General of France in San Francisco

Before Frédéric Jung and his family arrived in San Francisco, he sang songs about the location of his new Consul General assignment with his two young daughters to help get them excited about the...

‘Edward Hopper in Paris’ at The Phillips Collection

Works from Edward Hopper’s early years in Paris are now on display in Washington Celebrated American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was only 24 years old when he first visited Paris. In 1906 he stayed there...
Catherine Vedder Zumba

A Perfect Match: Practice French with Online Zumba en Français

Zumba is a popular Latin dance-based fitness class that can burn 600+ calories a session. Learning French is a constant for many who attend online Alliance Française French classes or use other French learning...

The Peninsula Beverly Hills Launches the Petit Belvedere

The renowned Peninsula Beverly Hills recently debuted Le Petit Belvedere, bringing the charm of a Parisian bistro to the heart of Beverly Hills. In partnership with Lanvin and Laurent Perrier Champagne, Le Petit Belvedere...
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens,

A Taste of France in DC: The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Discover this superb collection of French art, antiques and jewelry at Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gracious estate in Washington D.C. Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) was passionate about French art and culture, and her personal collection demonstrates...

A Perfect French Day in Los Angeles

As a confirmed Francophile, how I long for the City of Light during this difficult time of pandemic. Paris-- with its beauty, light, cuisine, art and culture-- has always been a part of my...

Dominique Crenn: Rebel Chef

Dominique Crenn is one of the world’s greatest chefs. Her flagship restaurant in San Francisco, Atelier Crenn, has been awarded three Michelin stars, while her Bar Crenn holds another star. Known for her creative...