To mark President Washington’s birthday, we asked Douglas Bradburn, President and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, to share his thoughts on what he treasures about the history and culture of our two countries.
It was the heroes of the American Revolution, American and French alike, who fed Peter’s young imagination and ultimately led him to a career in international affairs — a career that also serendipitously afforded him an opportunity to pursue interests in French history and culture.
“Ze French Do It Better: A Lifestyle Guide” is a witty insider guide to life in France. The book was recently reviewed for Bonjour Paris.
One of the many things that France and the United States have in common is that February is a very popular time for a ski trip.
Jardin Majorelle is a popular destination for tourists visiting Morocco. But did you know there’s a French-American connection to this historic property?
On Friday, March 6, 2020, the Alliance Française in Washington D.C. will present a theatrical reading of “Sortir de l’Enfer” (Get Out of Hell) by Paul Eckert. 16th century France comes to light in a 21st century play that “demonstrates tolerance is the universal foundation of life.”
William Adair founded Gold Leaf Studios in Washington, D.C. He is an internationally recognized authority on frame fabrication, conservation, gilding, and large-scale architectural gilding. William shared his favorite things about France and the United States for this installment of Vingt Questions.
Madame Clicquot, the “Grande Dame of Champagne,” took the reins of her husband’s wine business when she was widowed at the age of 27, despite the fact that women could not work or have a bank account at the time. However, under her leadership, she revolutionized the world of champagne — and her dreams were big.
In the late 1800s, French-American immigrants to the United States from Quebec were considered to be a threat because of their language and Roman Catholic beliefs. In his new book, David Vermette tells the stories of these individuals and families.
Julie Kent and Victor Barbee of The Washington Ballet share their thoughts on what they love about French-American culture.