Autumn in Paris: American Friends of Musée d’Orsay

Each year American Friends of Musée d’Orsay offers a rich program of activities and visits for its members. This yearlong calendar of exclusive activities is capped off by a weekend program and Gala evening...

From Cartier-Bresson to Contemporary PhotoFairs: San Francisco Photography

Looking at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s black and white photographs at the Leica Store Gallery exhibit, it’s clear that he put the “instant” in Instagram. There’s a man leaping into a water puddle the instant before...
Pauline Carmona

Pauline Carmona, SF’s Consul General of France, Honoured on International Women’s Day

For over 100 years, International Women's Day (IWD) events have celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. This year, Alliance Française of San Francisco (AFSF) is taking the lead in the Bay...

The French Heritage Society: 35 Years of Restoring Art and Architecture

Since 1982, the French Heritage Society (FHS) has been preserving, restoring and promoting French heritage in America and France. And FHS is unique in the realm of non-profit organizations that support French heritage; its...

The Statue of Liberty Showered with a Million Rose Petals

A moving tribute to honor the U.S. soldiers who fought for France's liberation.

San Francisco D-Day Veteran Awarded Legion of Honour Chevalier

As a 22-year-old deck officer in command of a gun crew on a US Navy Landing Ship Tank (LST), Thomas Cooney helped launch the 1st Infantry’s “Big Red One” Army unit on Omaha Beach...
Opening night of French Truly Salon

French Truly Salon: New Series by the Seattle International Film Festival

On Bastille Day, Seattle’s International Film Festival (SIFF) crew debuted its French Truly Salon, in collaboration with Virginie Paradis, a native of Vienne and founder of French Truly, a  "très cool" French language, event...

Chicago: Festival de la Francophonie

For the month of March, celebrate the cultural blessing that is francophonie, the worldwide community of French speakers.
Chocolate chip cookie dough soufflé at Kinship

The Michelin Stars Arrive in Washington D.C.

The dining scene in Washington has exploded in recent years, with so many new restaurants opening that we’re enjoying a level of quality and diversity never seen here before. Yet with so many new...
Pauline Carmona, Consul General of France, with Gabrielle Durana, Founder of EFBA

Learn French in San Francisco: France “Knights” Gabrielle Durana of EFBA

In recognition of her success in promoting French language and culture, Gabrielle Durana has been named Chevalier (knight) of the Order des Palmes Académiques. Durana is the founder and president of Education Francaise of...