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Book Highlight: The Seine – The River That Made Paris

Book Highlight: The Seine – The River That Made Paris

New York Times writer Elaine Sciolino’s book, “The Seine: The River That Made Paris,” explores the famous river “through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river’s light.”

Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day 2019

Today, and every day, we honor veterans from the United States and France who have served side by side to defend freedom around the world. We say thank you to the military and their families on both sides of the Atlantic for their work and sacrifice in the past, today and tomorrow.

Book Highlight: “The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture”

Book Highlight: “The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture”

In today’s world where technological advancements are rapidly and significantly changing society on a continual basis, it’s hard to imagine a time when rail travel and mass book production were drivers of cultural globalization. In his latest book, The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture, author Orlando Figes explores how European […]

A real-life approach to learning French

A real-life approach to learning French

innerFrench is a fun and immersive way to learn how to speak and think in French. Created by Hugo Cotton, the program features interactive methods to learn French grammar and vocabulary, which can be tough at times. On their website, there are podcast episodes discussing everything from Islamophobia in France, to the Tour de France, […]

Author David Bruce Smith and F-ACF’s Debra Dunn discuss “Abigail & John”

Author David Bruce Smith and F-ACF’s Debra Dunn discuss “Abigail & John”

The French-American Cultural Foundation’s Executive Director, Debra Dunn, recently sat down with Michael Poliakoff, President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, and David Bruce Smith, Founder and President of the Grateful American Foundation for a lively discussion centered around John and Abigail Adams. Listen to the interview here The focus of the conversation […]