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 journey through Normandie, our next season will take you to the Pyrenees. From the mountains to the ocean, from Bearn to the Kingdom of Navarre, from the Basque language to the French one, from pagan gods to Bernadette Soubirous, you will discover one of the very beautiful regions of France, full of history, traditions and culinary wonders …

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

The first conference of our sixteenth season will be held on Friday April the 1st at 6:00 pm.

The cost for a session of 5 conferences is $ 50. Butyou 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.

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 of the price.

Here is the schedule for the new five conferences of Season 16:

April the 1st and 2nd 2022

Pyrenees Region

– General presentation of the region

– Geography

– History

– Fauna and Flora

April the 8th and the 9th 2022   

Pyrenees Mythology

– Ancient gods

– Fields, Forests, and Mountains spirits

– Fairies, Giants, and Dwarves

– Bestiary

April the 15th and the 16th 2022

Old Kingdoms

– Bearn

– Basque Country

– Navarre

April the 22nd and the 23rd 2022

A young Saint in the Pyrenees

– Bernadette Soubirous

– Lourdes

April the 29th and the 30th 2022

Pyrenees Gastronomy

– Local products and culinary tradition

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