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...

COLCOA French Film Festival Postponed to 2021

The COLCOA French Film Festival, considered the most important event dedicated to French cinema in the world, will be postponed and carried forward to autumn 2021. Initially scheduled for September 2020 at the Directors...
Installation view of the exhibition Modern French Tapestries at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1939

Marie Cuttoli’s Bold Revival of the French Tapestry Tradition

For Marie Cuttoli, her fame as an art entrepreneur and work with key modern artists and the traditional tapestry industry started with rugs. In a way, it also ended with rugs as she, according...
The Mystery of Henri Pick / Le Mystère Henri Pick (2019). Sacramento French Film Festival 2020

Sacramento French Film Festival Goes Virtual

The Sacramento French Film Festival (SFFF) promotion materials often claim, “My life is a French Movie.” Illustrations are symbols of France from the Eiffel Tower as the stiletto heel on a red soled Louboutin...
Alliance Francaise

Lessons from Alliance Française: How to Make Online French Classes Successful

The world of learning went online with the pandemic, including U.S. Alliance Française French classes. Just like their peers at public and private schools and colleges, the staff at every Alliance Française had to...

COVID-19 and the Search for a Taste of France in Los Angeles

As a true Francophile and avid gastronome, I am always on the quest for a superb restaurant in Los Angeles with a French flair. One year ago, I had the pleasure of dining and...

In the Footsteps of Disney in France

Chloe Govan unveils the truth about an icon and discovers the secret French roots of one of the world’s best-known brands The founding father of one of the most famous American brands of all time,...
Alliance Francaise

French Language Lessons Move Online with Alliance Française USA

Schools around the world have moved to teaching online, and Alliance Française (AF) USA chapters have done the same with their French lessons, many for the first time. The goal is to rester en...

How to Celebrate 50 Years of Francophonie with Alliance Française USA

March is Francophonie Month, but the official celebration starts March 20, designated as International Francophonie Day. Because it’s the 50th year of feting this event, the Organization International de la Francophonie (OIF) will celebrate...