Discover France and its Culture – Seasons 32 and 33

You want to learn more about France, its History, its Arts, its Culture, its Traditions… Alliance Francaise of Greater Orlando offers you an opportunity to do so from the comfort and the security of your home with its new online Zoom conferences.

Prepare yourself for an amazing journey through centuries, visiting French cities, regions, gardens, menageries, world fairs… Learn about the genesis of modern techniques, avionic, automobile… Follow the paths of great scientists, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie… Share the daily life of kings in Versailles, enjoy the cuisine they used to savor, and the beauty of the French art of the table…  Use all of your senses, admire the art of painters, the skill of sculptors like Bartholdi, discover the history of perfumes… Enter the intimacy of French national figures: Joanne of Arc, Marie-Antoinette… Take part of the lavish existence of our kings’ favorites…  

We have so many enthralling stories to share with you.

After a stay in Alsace-Lorraine, our next two seasons will transport you to Champagne. From the landscapes of the region to its rich history; from the capital cities of Troyes and Reims, to the Cathedral of the Coronation of the Kings of France; from the poets of the Middle Ages, to Champagne fairs; from the region’s vineyards to the most prestigious cellars; from the pioneers of aviation, to Lalique jewelry; from local recipes to gastronomic fairs, you will discover the history and stories of a very special 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 thirty-second seasowill be held on Friday March the 1st at 6:00 pm.

The cost for a session of 5 conferenceis 70. 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 same price,to the full session of 10 conferences. 

Here is the schedule for the new five conferences of Season 32:

March the 1st and the 2nd 2024

General Presentation of the Champagne region

– Geography

– Economy

– History

March the 8th and the 9th 2024


– General Presentation

– History of Troyes

March the 15th and the 16th 2024

Champagne Fairs

– General Presentation

– History

– Organization

March the 22nd and the 23rd 2024​

Champagne vineyard

– Champagne wine

– Dom Pérignon

– La Veuve Clicquot

March the 29th and the 30th 2024


– René Lalique, glass artist and jeweler

– Lalique today

And to already entice you, here is the program of season 33:

April the 5th and the 6th 2024


– General Presentation

– History

May the 3rd and the 4th 2024

Reims Cathedral

– History

– The Cathedral where the Kings of France were crowned

– The Holy Ampulla

May the 10th and the 11th 2024

Champagne, land of poets

– Chrétien de Troyes

– Guillaume de Machaut

– Marie de France

May the 17th and the 18th 2024

Air Base 112

– Aviation Pionners in Champagne

May the 24th and the 25th 2024


– Regional Products

– Recipes

– Food Fairs

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

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

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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