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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 […]

High school students explore French-American history at the Society of the Cincinnati

High school students explore French-American history at the Society of the Cincinnati

Founded in 1783, the Society of the Cincinnati is the oldest patriotic organization in the United States. Now a nonprofit educational organization, the group was founded by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. The Society maintains its headquarters, library and museum at Anderson House in […]

Restoring the Queen’s Grove at Versailles

Restoring the Queen’s Grove at Versailles

The Queen’s Grove at the Palace of Versailles is an ornamental garden that was designed for Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1776. The plot was created as a flower garden with predominantly North American varieties that were new to France at the time. The Queen’s Grove was designed for Marie-Antoinette to have a secluded place to walk, […]

Vingt Questions with Alexandre Chapellier, Designer of Cinabre

Vingt Questions with Alexandre Chapellier, Designer of Cinabre

At the age of 30, Franco-Swedish designer Alexandre Chapellier quit his desk job and launched his own luxury brand. His company, Cinabre, makes all of its pieces in France. Their collection of men’s accessories includes bow ties, scarves, lapel pins, tote bags, hats and pocket squares. At the end of 2015, Cinabre opened its first […]

Experience Paris like a true parisien with the help of My Little Paris

Experience Paris like a true parisien with the help of My Little Paris

My Little Paris is an engaging blog on all things French. It includes everything from recommendations on chic restaurants and bars, beauty advice, shopping, design, where to travel, podcasts, week-end plans, and how to plan your birthday depending on your style. There are also pages dedicated to eco-friendly ideas to help preserve our planet, wedding […]