Conversation & Social Groups
Whether you're a native Francophone or a proficient French speaker, conversation groups are a fantastic way to keep up your speaking and listening skills – plus you'll make de bons amis. Here are the groups that meet in the Sacramento area. Let us know if you know of others!
Joie de Lire (French Book Club of Sacramento)
The Alliance Française de Sacramento's book club meets at the Alliance to talk in French about a novel over snacks. For more information, visit the Joie de Lire Meetup page.
Jeunes Cadres Dynamiques
The Alliance Française young professionals group meets for happy hour, karaoke, and other activities every month. Check the Alliance Française website for the next event date.
Sacramento French Language Meetup
This group of native and advanced French speakers gets together regularly at locations around Sacramento. The group meets for lunch, dinner, picnics, hikes or special events.
Les jeudis de la Francophonie
The non-official French Club of Davis meets at 9 pm every Thursday at Delta Venus, 122 B Street in Davis. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't speak French.
Club Français de Sacramento
Members of the Club Français meet to play pétanque and to celebrate traditional holidays. The club's pétanque players participate in tournaments all over California.
Conversation at the Alliance
Alliance Française members drop-in between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm every Thursday at the Alliance to practice speaking and listening skills, play games and have fun. Note there is no group leader and no guarantee of how many people attend, nor at what time they arrive or leave. Feel free to bring a snack.
French Club de Sacramento State University
Sac State students hold regular meetings and go on field trips to practice French and experience the French culture.
Sacramento Friends of Europe
This cosmopolitan circle of friends from around the world meet, talk, exchange experiences, and practice their language skills. While it's not a French conversation group, there are usually a few French speakers who attend.