Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • 120 S 17th St, Philadelphia

    Join us every second Tuesday of the month! 


    Make new acquaintances and share the latest tips on travel, movies and events by joining our French conversation and cocktail happy hour.

    Each of our prior soirées has been a charming gathering of current and former students as well as native speakers of French.



    • Friday, April 07, 2017
    • Friday, May 05, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Alliance Française
    • 18

    Vive la République !

    Two French Presidential Election Workshops


    The French people will elect a new president on May 7, 2017. How is the French political system set up? How does government work in France?  Who are the key players and the contenders ? What powers will the winner hold? How long is a presidential term? What are the implications of this election for world politics?

    On April 7, two weeks before the first round of the election, we will examine French political institutions to identify similarities and differences with the US political system. We will also discuss French political culture (definition of common good, expectations of public officials, public opinion, role of the media) and its many peculiarities. Presidential candidates will be profiled in light of the history of political ideas in France.

    On May 5, two days before the run-off, we will draw the lessons of the first round and study the agendas of the two remaining contenders. As we decipher soundbites and buzzwords from the presidential debate, specific attention will be given to where these two hopefuls would position themselves in the American political game and how, if elected, they would handle diplomatic relations with the US. The June legislative elections will weigh heavily in the conversation, as their outcome will determine the reach of the next president.

    Both workshops will be designed as interactive sessions and will involve public participation. Comments and questions will be woven into the fabric of the presentation to drive the discussion.


    • Monday, April 17, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 1506 South Street, Philadelphia

    So Crêpe is a casual crêperie serving both sweet & savory French pancakes in exposed-brick, industrial-chic digs.


    Join us for this luncheon where we can all practice our French! 





    • Friday, April 21, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Alliance Française

    A look at the private lives of the Kings of France who lived in the Castles of the Loire Valley and their Queens and mistresses who lived in them. 

    A reception will follow


    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • A La Maison - 53 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

    Martine Chauvet has served the Alliance Française with great skill and understanding for more than thirty years, first as Assistant to the Director, and as Executive Director since 1986. 


    Please join us at a dinner in her honor on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:30pm 

    A La Maison, 

    53 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003


    Please respond by April 14, 2017.

Alliance Française de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 735-5283

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