Discover France and its Culture: Seasons 25 and 26

After a visit of the Landes region and a long stay on the Atlantic shores, our two next seasons will transport you on the top of the Alps. From the Mont Blanc, to the natural park of la Vanoise; fromibex to edelweiss; from the history of alpinism, to the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix; from the shores of the Bourget lake that inspired painters and writers, to the beautiful silk fabrics of Lyon;from the thermal station of Aix-les-Bains, to the Lyon metropolis;from Annecy to Chambéry; from the Ice Sea to Grenoble and from the Savoy recipes to those of Lyon, you will discover the History and the stories of an extraordinary region.

Each conference lasts two hours. The program takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, Fridays in English, Saturdays in French.

The first conference of our twenty-fifth seasowill be held on Friday May th26th at 6:00 pm.

The cost for a session of 5 conferenceis 60. But you can in fact decide to take advantage of the bilingualism of our program to improve your French, or your English; and register, for the sameprice, to the full session of 10 conferences. 

If you prefer to select specific conferences, the pricing is then $ 18 per conference, with still the option of attending the same conference in English and in French, with no increase of the price.

Here is the schedule for the new five conferences of Season 25:

May the 26th and the 27th 2023: The Alps and the National Park of la Vanoise

– Geography

– Geology

– History

– Fauna

– Flora

June the 2nd and the 3rd 2023: Alpinism

– Ötzi, a man who lived in the Alps more than 5000 years ago

– History of Alpinism

June the 9th and the 10th 2023: Chamonix, first winter sports station in France

– Mont Blanc

– Chamonix

– The Ice Sea

June the 16th and the 17th 2023: Two cities in the Alps

– Annecy

– Chambéry

June the 23rd and the 24th 2023: Winter Olympics

– Chamonix 1924

– Grenoble 1968

And to already entice you, here is the program of season 26:

June the 30th and July the 1st 2023: Grenoble

– City capital of the ancient region of Dauphiné

– A modern metropolis

July the 7th and the 8th 2023: Lyon

– Third city in France

– City capital of the Roman Gaule

– A two-thousand-year history

July the 14th and the 15th 2023: Silk Fabrics of Lyon

– History of a magnificent art

– The “Canuts”

July the 21st and the 22nd 2023: Aix-les-Bains and the Bourget Lake 

– A thermal station

– The lake seen by the writers and the painters

July the 28th and the 29th 2023: Regional delicacies 

– Savoie recipies

– Lyon recipies

– Food festivals


Visit our website to discover what topics will be covered during the weekly conferences during August and beyond.

If you are new to our conferences, to pre-register please contact our teacher in charge, Muriel Partridge, by sending her an email:

Upon receipt, she will give you her direct phone contact as well aspayment information and answer any questions you may have.

If you are a returning participant, please send your payment the same way you did for the first sessions of five conferences.

We look forward to taking you on an extraordinary journey!

Muriel Partridge, AFGO Teacher​

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