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Finding Paris in Seattle

With a little imagination you can find Paris just about anywhere. On a recent visit to the States I found Paris in Seattle, Washington. I was transported countless times to the City of Light...
Pauline Carmona, Consul General of France, with Gabrielle Durana, Founder of EFBA

Learn French in San Francisco: France “Knights” Gabrielle Durana of EFBA

In recognition of her success in promoting French language and culture, Gabrielle Durana has been named Chevalier (knight) of the Order des Palmes Académiques. Durana is the founder and president of Education Francaise of...
Pauline Carmona

Pauline Carmona, SF’s Consul General of France, Honoured on International Women’s Day

For over 100 years, International Women's Day (IWD) events have celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. This year, Alliance Française of San Francisco (AFSF) is taking the lead in the Bay...
COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years in L.A.

One of the preeminent French cultural events in the U.S. and the largest French Film Festival worldwide, COLCOA French Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the theaters of the Directors Guild of America,...
AFMO Gala at Ambassador's Residence/Paris

Americans Helping to Preserve Art and Architecture in France

No wonder France is such a beloved travel destination — we relish the world-famous cuisine and marvelous wines, the delights of bustling cities and bucolic countryside, and of course, magnificent art and architecture spread...
French drawings at the Getty Center

Now at The Getty: The Romance of Black in 19th Century French Drawings

At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the mid 19th century, artists in France began depicting shadowy, often nocturnal or twilight scenes in which forms appear to emerge and sink back into the darkness....

Interview with French Ballet Star Yannick Lebrun

In French, it is called: Je ne sais quoi. In English, it is called: The “It” Factor. Regardless of language and phrasing, French Guiana native and star dancer Yannick Lebrun has it. He’s got that...

The Getty Museum Presents “Woven Gold, Tapestries of Louis XIV”

It was during the reign of the The Sun King, Louis XIV of France (1643 to 1715), that the art of tapestry weaving in France blossomed. As patron, heir, and collector, Louis XIV vastly...

A new élan for American art in Paris

As Raina descends the grand staircase, a picture of vivacity in her slacks, Oxford shirt and dreadlocks, her hand is extended before she gets to where I am waiting. As if she were welcoming...

Favourite French Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Washington has a vibrant dining scene; here's our pick for a trio of excellent French eateries.
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