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A Reflection on Bastille Day and an Exciting Year Ahead for the French Cultural Center

In our latest message from President and Executive Director, Barbara Bouquegneau, she looks back on Bastille Day and looks forward to the exciting year ahead for the French Cultural Center.

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Event Recap: Bastille Day at La Voile Brookline

On July 14, 2021, Bastille Day was back at the Center! Ok, so there was no block party on Marlborough Street but we did hold…

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La Fête nationale / Bastille Day

Each year, French people all around the world celebrate la Fête nationale on July 14, which they often call le quatorze juillet. This French national…

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Crafting the Perfect Bastille Day Menu

The Center’s Bastille Day celebration has been a decades-long summer staple in the Back Bay neighborhood. La Fête Nationale, celebrated on le quatorze juillet, marks…

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Promenade au zoo en français / Let’s visit the zoo in French

This month we are visiting the zoo en français. In order to make the most of this event, we have prepared a list of French…

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Your Support is Needed...

In our latest donor letter, Ned Connolly shares with us why he believes the French Cultural Center is important and why he gives.

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Celebrate fête de la musique with DIY instruments en français !

As we wrote for our blog last year, la fête de la musique is an international celebration, started in France, held on June 21st. The…

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Exercising the Mind and Body

The FCC and Chloé Mizuta have been offering virtual barre classes en français since the start of the pandemic. Have you taken one of these popular classes yet?…

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Bandes Dessinées for All Readers on Hoopla: Part 1

A beloved storytelling format referred to as “The Ninth Art,” bandes dessinées (BDs) are literally translated as “drawn strips” and are unique from similar graphic…

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Business French, Part 3, Les métiers

We’re back with our business series (here's part one and part two) and today we’re tackling occupations, notably those that are a little more advanced…

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Green is the new black! Author and Journalist Roxane Grioche joins us this January for a conversation on her book, The Promised Planet.

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Health & Fitness

Barre en français: January Sessions

Exercise your body and your vocabulary online!

Monday, January 24, 2022 9:00 AM To 10:00 AM

Improve your health and your vocabulary during our online barre classes in French!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 6:30 PM To 7:45 PM

Beat the winter blues while making a new friend in 2022!

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