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Have you read Marcel Proust? Do you just pretend to have read him? Are you afraid to even crack open In Search of Lost Time? No need to panic. Barnard’s Caroline Weber, a Proust expert, introduces us to the man, his milieu, his era and his writing.


Have you ever asked yourself how did the fête de la musique start?...Born in the early 1980s, the Fête de la Musique is now celebrated in nearly 120 countries. A popular festival that brings together a multitude of actors, actresses, spectators, between organized and improvised scenes, from amateur practices to concerts orchestrated by associations and institutions.


Your AFSF Culturethèque e-library has joined in the annual Fête de la Musique celebration bringing music of the world directly to you. Listeners of all ages can explore music of different genres, artistes and countries.


Discover the renowned castles of the Loire. Did you know that the area immediately surrounding the Loire River is home to over 300 châteaux (castles)?


The 7th annual Partir en Livre series of events takes place throughout France, from June 30 to July 25, 2021, around the theme “Mer et merveilles” (Sea and wonders). Conveniently timed with the completion of the school year, this annual celebration keeps reading top of mind as children head off on summer vacations with their families.


The year 2021 marks the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Gustave Flaubert, one of France’s most famous and influential writers, and the leader of the literary realism movement. Discover many of Flaubert’s renowned books and publications on the Culturethèque e-library.


Paris, the French capital, is known worldwide as the capital of fashion. Why has this city become the capital of fashion and not another?


Explore a host of titles with plots centered around Paris for readers of all ages available on the AFSF Culturethèque e-library. If you find yourself daydreaming about the City of Light, picking up a book set in Paris might be the best solution for your yearning.Bonne Lecture sur Paris !


Do you want to visit Paris but you can not travel at the moment due to Covid-19? We invite you to discover 3 famous Parisian monuments through virtual tours while waiting for the reopening of the borders!


This region of the South of France attracts many people from all around the world and is full of traditions and customs. Toulouse, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Nîmes are some of the main cities you may have heard of.


Do you know that people speak specific regional languages in several regions of France, also more commonly called “patois”? Although these regional languages are not considered official languages, they are taught in schools where the dialect is spoken.


To discover more about perfume, its making or significations, the AFSF receives Anastasia Sokolow, founder of French Perfume House, Sulékó. 


The popular Paris Métro theme returns to the national Alliance Française stage this Spring, with a focus on the Métro’s influence on the arts.


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