French-American Community - July 2018 [fr]
Discover French and French-language events happening around the U.S. Southeast this July. Our partners the Alliance Française, the French-American Chamber of Commerce and various other associations offer an exceptional showcase of France in our region. Mark your calendars!
Come dressed in all-white cocktail attire for one of Atlanta’s largest public celebrations of France’s July 14 National Holiday. All proceeds support the Alliance Française of Atlanta’s educational and cultural programming. For more information, click here.
The Alliance Française of Atlanta is launching an inaugural Women’s Culture & Leadership Trip to Senegal. Those interested can learn more about the price, itinerary, tours and excursions, and potential company visits. The women’s trip is scheduled for March 2019, and space is limited. For more information, click here.
This is an event for professionals at least 21 years of age looking to meet and network with other French-speakers in the Charleston area. The gathering is held at Avondale Wine and Cheese on Savannah Highway. For more information, click here.
Spend Bastille Day engrossed in French conversation. This event is open to members and non-members. Follow the French flags to the conversation group, which meets every second Saturday of the month. For more information, click here.
The Sunday after Bastille Day, experience the second Charlotte French Festival which includes food, wine, crepes, pastries, music, dance and a pétanque initiation and tournament. For more information, click here.
Try your skill at pétanque this summer at Nevin Park. For more information, click here.
July 17 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Columbia
Participants in this month’s book club will discuss Irène Némirovsky’s “Le Bal.” Conversation is in French so proficiency is required. Members meet afterwards at the Hunter-Gatherer on Main Street for a light meal or drink. For more information, click here.
Meet with those wishing to improve their French proficiency at this monthly gathering at Libro restaurant inside Novel Bookstore. For more information, click here.
Celebrate France’s Fête Nationale with a potluck dinner. Each guest is required to bring a dish to share with others. A bottle of wine may be brought as well. For more information, click here.
French speakers of every level get together in an informal group setting to discuss a variety of topics. For more information, click here.
Get together with other French speakers for a casual happy hour. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Table 3 Restaurant. For more information, click here.
Finally, don’t miss weekly/monthly Meetups:
Atlanta French Meetup Group
July 16 | 7:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Mix with other francophones — natives and non-natives alike – over a drink at the Atlanta French Language Meetup Group at Après Diem. For more information, click here.
July 7, 14, 21, 28 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Charleston
Meet with other francophones and francophiles at Saffron Café & Bakery each Saturday in July. For more information click here.