Chers amis, If you’re like me, you love just about everything French. Watching French films and TV shows, reading French novels, listening to French music, savoring French cuisine, exploring France and other francophone countries. And, bien sûr, trying to master this beautiful language. Luckily, there’s a place in Sacramento for dedicated francophiles like us. For the last 17 years, the Alliance Française de Sacramento has taught French to hundreds of adults and children and hosted dozens of cultural events each year. But the Alliance Française is about so much more than classes and events. Together, we’ve created a community – an […]
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Félicitations to our new and continuing board members elected at our annual meeting! We are fortunate to have such an exceptional group of talented and enthusiastic leaders to help guide the Alliance Française de Sacramento. 2017-2018 Alliance Française de Sacramento Board of Directors Front row: Julie Baumhoff, Secretary; Susan Tune, 2nd Vice President; Kristin Rapinac, President; Roman Munoz; Paul Beard; Barbara Cotter. Back row: Burt Cohen, 1st Vice President; Christelle Picque; Jim Sandberg-Larsen, Treasurer; Étienne Girard; Danielle Dana; Benigno Salazar; Guy Michelier, Honorary French Consul. Not pictured: Michèle Amby.
Well over 200 Alliance members, students and friends celebrated the first wine of the harvest at La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau on Saturday, November 19 – one of our best-attended events ever! Guests enjoyed two types of Beaujolais Nouveau, premium Cru Beaujolais wines, delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music, a silent auction and raffle, and great conversation, all in the beautiful Silverado Design Center. We’d like to thank all who attended, and extend a grand merci to our sponsors, donors, event host, MC, volunteers, and the committee members who have been working for months to make the Fête possible. Click here to […]
Celebrate the release of the 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau with the Alliance Française from 6-9 pm Saturday, November 19 at Silverado Design Center, 5250 South Watt Ave., La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau is our signature fundraiser so please support us. More details here.
Candice Camier Harrington was named Executive Director in August, after the retirement of Béatrice Hildebrand. Candice, a native of Baratier, a small village in the Hautes Alpes region in France, has a wide range of experience in French teaching, curriculum development, event planning and fundraising. She studied law and English literature at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence and expects to graduate with her master’s in FLE (Français Langue Etrangère) this year. “Béatrice was one of the key founders of the Alliance Française de Sacramento, and she has done an incredible job of guiding the Alliance over the past 16 years to […]
The Alliance Française has now completed its move to the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts in midtown Sacramento. The 47,000 square-foot arts center is creating a home for a diverse mix of dance, music and cultural groups. Current studio tenants include: Alliance Francaise de Sacramento Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange of Sacramento McKeever School of Irish Dance Sacramento Ballet Capital Stage Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy Our new center features: Central location in midtown – just three blocks from our current site Large shared parking lot, plus free street parking in the neighborhood Elevator to our second floor […]