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National Holiday Celebrations

July is a popular month for national holidays! Both the US and France mark their holidays on the 4th and 14th, respectively. On July 4th…

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Les antonomases en français: ces noms de marques tombés dans le langage courant

Une antonomase est une figure de style consistant à remplacer un nom commun par un nom propre ou, plus rarement, inversement.  Très souvent l’utilisation du…

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THE MAKING OF PARIS PART 7 FROM THE TRENTE GLORIEUSES UNTIL TODAY (1945-PRESENT)

Presentation How did Paris become the world's most beautiful city? The French Cultural Center is pleased to make available a series of seven lectures about…

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The winning poem of our poetry contest!

We are glad to publish the winning poem of our poetry contest! Congratulations from the Team at the French Cultural Center to author Samantha Schmidt.…

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THE MAKING OF PARIS PART 6 FROM THE BELLE ÉPOQUE THROUGH WORLD WAR II (1871-1945)

Presentation How did Paris become the world's most beautiful city? The French Cultural Center is pleased to make available a series of seven lectures about…

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10 Musical Movies to Sing Along to en français !

When watching films (in English or in French!), the musical score is a huge part of what makes a movie a favorite of mine. I…

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Piano Cake for the Fête de la Musique!

For the Fête de la Musique, let's bake a piano cake with Maude! Ingredients - 3 eggs - 70g or 1/2 cup sugar - 200g…

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THE MAKING OF PARIS PART 5 THE GRANDS TRAVAUX OF NAPOLEON III AND BARON HAUSSMANN (1848-71)

Presentation How did Paris become the world's most beautiful city? The French Cultural Center is pleased to make available a series of seven lectures about…

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French Film Stars to watch on Hoopla

Whenever I’m home for extended periods, every night becomes movie night! Whether you’re a fan of romance or suspense with your popcorn, there are plenty…

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A Message from the French Cultural Center

The events of the past few days and demonstrations that are now being replicated worldwide touch us all. Today more than ever, the French Cultural Center asserts its commitment to its mission. We strive to inspire our diverse community of children, teens, and adults to explore, understand, and embrace today’s interconnected world. Our organizational values include respect, openness and inclusivity. We condemn racism and every form of discrimination and inequality.

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Upcoming Events

Celebration

Bastille Day 2020!

A Virtual Celebration of France

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

Join us for a fun and educational virtual celebration! The event will feature speeches from Barbara Bouquegneau, Executive Director of the French Cultural Center, and Arnaud Mentré, Consul Général de France à Boston, a special apéro, and much more!

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Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:00 PM To 6:40 PM

Let’s prolong the Fête de la Musique, bring us back to Bastille Day times, and reflect on the drama of being a talented musician girl in a society which is not ready to allow you to shine. Join Barbara for an online discussion after you watch - at your leisure - Nannerl, la Soeur de Mozart.

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Events

P’tit déjeuner en français… et en personne !

Start your day with a breakfast at La Voile Newbury!

Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:00 AM To 10:30 AM

What a better way to start the weekend? Join us at La Voile to experience a true Parisian breakfast en terrasse! You will enjoy some croissants and pains au chocolat while conversing with your fellow French lovers.

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