Discover France and its Culture: The Poitou-Charente region (part II)

Season 20

After a first trip to Poitou-Charente, our next season will allow you to discover deeper the region. From the coast islands to the secrets of the local silver mines, from the hidden paths of Poitiers to the dark hours of the Revolution, you will continue to explore the province’s history.

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

The first conference of our twentieth season will be held on Friday, September 23rd at 6:00 pm.

The cost for a session of 5 conferences is $ 60. But you can take advantage of our program’s bilingualism to improve your French or your English and register for the same price for the full session of 10 conferences.

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

Here is the schedule for the new five conferences of Season 20:

September the 23rd and the 24th 2022
Poitou-Charentes Islands
– Oléron Island
– Ré Island
– Aix Island
– Yeu Island
– Madame Island
– Noirmoutier Island

September the 30th and October the 1st 2022
Poitiers and its region
– A capital city
– Marais Poitevin, a unique landscape

October the 28th and the 29th
Vendee Region
– Megaliths
– General presentation
– Local History

November the 4th and the 5th 2022
Vendee War
– Chouannerie
– Civil Constitution of the Clergy
– Nantes drownings

November the 11th and the 12th 2022
Curiosities of Poitou-Charente
– Silver mines of Melle
– Quarries of Crazannes
– Wales Light House
– Régulus Caves
– Underground Church of Aubeterre

View from the sea at a picturesque village in Vendee department, France, close to La Tranche Sur Mer.

Visit our website to discover what topics will be covered during the weekly conferences from November on through 2022 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 as payment information and answer any questions you may have.
If you are a returning participant, please send your payment like you did for the first sessions of five conferences.

We look very forward to taking you on an extraordinary journey!

Muriel Partridge, AFGO Teacher

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