Discover France and its Culture: The Poitou-Charentes region.

Season 19

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 in the lavish
existence of our kings’ favorites…
We have so many enthralling stories to share with you.

After a second trip to Brittany, our next season will make you discover the Poitou-Charentes region. From
the beautiful cities of Poitiers and Le Mans to the local megaliths, from the Vendee War during the
French Revolution to the landscapes of Marais Poitevin, you will start to discover a new region of France.
Each conference lasts two hours. The program takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, Fridays in English,
Saturdays in French.

The first conference of our nineteenth season will be held on Friday, August the 19th at 6:00 pm.

The cost for a session of 5 conferences has increased and is now $ 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 same price, for the full session of 10 conferences.

If you prefer to select specific conferences, the pricing is then $ 15 per conference, with still the option
of attending the same conference in English and in French, with no increase in the price.

Here is the schedule for the new five conferences of Season 19:

August the 19th and the 20th 2022
Poitou, Charentes, and Nantes Regions
– Interesting and historical regions

August the 26th and the 27th 2022
Poitiers and its region
– A capital City
– Marais Poitevin, a unique landscape

September the 2nd and the 3rd
Vendee Region
– Megaliths
– General presentation
– Local History

September the 9th and the 10th 2022
Vendee War
– Chouannerie
– Civil Constitution of the Clergy
– Nantes drownings

September the 16th and the 17th 2022
– History of the province
– Le Mans, the capital city

Visit our website to discover what topics will be covered during the weekly conferences during
September 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 the same way 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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