All Things French

During the COVID-19 restrictions, Zoom sessions are centered on cultural aspects of life and tourism in France. All Newcomers are welcome to attend. No knowledge of the French language is expected!

Here are a few topics we have covered, or will cover soon:

2020 October 21 - Carolyn M.: Le Petit Prince
2020 November 18 - Nancy S.: Les Musées de Paris
2020 December 16 - Holiday Traditions in Europe - Lyon, France (Anna), Italy (Carolyn M.), Germany (Paula), Provence (Dominique)
2021 January 20 - Dominique: Epiphanie (with recipe)
2021 February 17- Carol H.: Chateaux de la Loire
2021 March 17 - Katharine: La Bretagne (A little tour around Brittany) 2021 April 21 - Katharine and Carolyn (Brittany Part Deux)

Coming up on May 19: A Parisian Atmosphere, by Paula

The group meets on third Wednesdays.


Check out the presentations used in our virtual gatherings:


Suggested Themes:

  • La Normandie, La Provence and les autres provinces
  • La France et le vin
  • La santé (médecins, dentistes, kinésithérapeutes)
  • La beauté (coiffeur, soins du corps, thalassothérapie)
  • Le recyclage
  • Faire du vélo en France
  • Les transports publics: le Métro, le train, l'autobus
  • Les villes de thermes: Evian, Contrexéville, Vichy
  • Plages de France
  • Les sports
  • Medieval Monasteries of France
  • Romanesque churches of France
  • How to make croissants (or creme caramel, or boeuf bourguignon, or.....)
  • Gardens of Paris
  • Gardens of France
  • Best day trips from Paris
  • France de l'Outre-mer (overseas France)
  • France and its administrative jurisdictions (Provinces, Departments, Cities, and Arrondissements) and politics
  • Famous French writers through the ages
  • Famous French artists before and after Impressionism
  • Famous Cemeteries and Burial Sites of Frances d'hiver


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