FRENCH CULTURAL EVENTS - Upcoming Events

The Alliance Française de Denver hosts dozens of French and Francophone cultural events in our Denver location. We host French Happy Hour every first Thursday of each monch, a French book club as well as a European one, Wine Tastings, French Conferences, Wine & Paint in French, and many more! Let's not forget the Annual Gala, Bastille Day celebrations and the Fête de la Musique! We also have events for Children including the Chandeleur Crêpe party, the Galette des Rois, Valentine's Day parents' Night Off and the bi-monthly French Story Time. 

Café Culturel - Grasse, capitale mondiale du parfum - Part 2

Café Culturel - Grasse, capitale mondiale du parfum - Part 2

Grasse, located in the French region called Provence-Côte d'Azur, is the center of the French perfume industry and is known as the world's perfume capital. We will learn some historical and current facts about Grasse in two sessions.  This is an online presentation in English, by our speaker and Alliance Française de Denver teacher, Edwige Wagner[...]

Café Culturel - Grasse, capitale mondiale du parfum - Part 1

Café Culturel - Grasse, capitale mondiale du parfum - Part 1

Grasse, located in the French region called Provence-Côte d'Azur, is the center of the French perfume industry and is known as the world's perfume capital. We will learn some historical and current facts about Grasse in two sessions.  This is an online presentation in English, by our speaker and Alliance Française de Denver teacher, Edwige Wagner[...]

Café Culturel - Le sens de la propreté à Versailles sous Louis XIV

Café Culturel - Le sens de la propreté à Versailles sous Louis XIV

Café Culturel - Le sens de la propreté à Versailles sous Louis XIV - The sense of cleanliness in Versailles under Louis the XIV.

Presented by our speaker Edwige Wagner.


Join us for a lecture with Edwige Wagner, French teacher at Alliance Française de Denver, about cleanliness in Versailles under Louis the XIV.  How did people bathe at the time?  What about laundry? Make-up?   This presentation will be in French, and will last about 40 minutes.  A discussion will follow afterwards.

AFD Members: $11
Non-Members: $16



*AFD members must be logged in in order to receive member pricing on events.[...]

Café des Arts: Le Corbusier

Café des Arts: Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is revered as one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. We will look at some of his buildings and see why he is so important, and also why some of his ideas are still controversial today.[...]

Dictée! April 21st @ 5:30pm

Dictée! April 21st @ 5:30pm

Join us for a virtual dictée - level A2+
Please sign up in advance so we can invite you through  TEAMS (our online platform). We will correct the dictée all together at the end.

Suggested donation: $10 
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Philippe Geluck: Le Chat - Live from Paris

Philippe Geluck: Le Chat - Live from Paris

Philippe Geluck: Le Chat - Live from Paris


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Café des Arts: Cathedrals

Café des Arts: Cathedrals

Join us for a lecture with Frédéric Pichon on the most ambitious technical endeavor of the Middle-Ages. March 25 at 6 pm.

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Meet the Director

Meet the Director

Join Zoé Hess, Director of Alliance Française de Denver, for an online discussion.  This meeting is designed to answer all questions you may have about our programs and AFD in general.

When?  February3rd, at 6:00 pm.

Participants will receive the link for the meeting by email on February 3rd at 12:00 pm.[...]

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting




All current AFD members are welcome and encouraged to join us for our Annual General Meeting. As a nonprofit organization, the Alliance Française de Denver is goverened by a Board of Directors. This meeting takes place every year to ensure our members can decide and vote in the election of our Board of Directors.  This year, the Annual General Meeting will be held online.[...]




Past Events

Café des Arts: Art After The Plague

Café des Arts: Art After The Plague

Join us for a conference with Frédéric Pichon, on February 18 at 6 pm and let's take a look at what happened, and how the permanence of Death changed in the way we humans saw the world through our creations.

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Café des Arts: Art At The time of the Plague

Café des Arts: Art At The time of the Plague

Join us for a conference with Frédéric Pichon, on January 21 at 6 pm.
The Middle-Ages were hit by a series of universal plagues that deeply disrupted society and affected people’s lives on a scale hard to imagine. While the Black Death was killing maybe a half of the population, Europeans never stopped to create, a strong testimony to the human spirit of resilience. Let's take a look at what happened, and how the permanence of Death changed in the way we humans saw the world through our creations.



This is an online event.  Participants will receive the link for the conference by email on January 21 at 12:00 pm.


This event will be presented in English.


Price:
$16 non member
$12 member

* AFD Members must be signed in to receive member pricing *

Painting from Giacomo Borlone de Burchis, The Triump of Death (detail).
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Dictée

Dictée



Join us for a virtual dictée - level A2+

Please sign up in avance so we can send the the ZOOM link via email. We will correct the dictée all together at the end. The winner gets BRAGGING RIGHTS!

Suggested donation: $10 
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60th Anniversary of African Independance

60th Anniversary of African Independance

Speaker : Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga, author of Simi Mazulu ou la Nouvelle Afrique, Editions Les Impliqués, Paris, France, August 2019.





In 2020, most of African countries are celebrating their sixtieth anniversary of their independence. From the slavery trade to colonization, the continent has survived several invasions by foreign powers devastating its political sociology and culture. To many scholars and political leaders, the overall question today is whether African countries are independent. In addition, is the current general situation of African countries better than during the colonization? From the 1960s up to 2020, newly independent African countries faced several challenges which are still somewhat pending: insurrections, civil wars, restrictions of human rights and public freedoms, economic crises, corruption, lack of good governance, turning the continent into a huge hell for young people who are forced to leave their home countries, dreaming to thrive overseas no matter what are the circumstances. Today, Africa needs a new leadership. Simi Mazulu ou la Nouvelle Afrique, a 120-page novel by Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga is revealing the vision of the Fathers of African independence which is to set up a Continental Federal State in which justice, peace and security will grant to everyone the opportunity to thrive. Is this dream realistic? Let us wait and see.

 
Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga has a 14-year professional experience in practicing law. A citizen from the Republic of Congo, he is pursuing several research-projects and professional development programs in the United States of America. He has published a research work in December 2018, Criminal liability of healthcare professionals in Congo, and a novel, Simi Mazulu ou la Nouvelle Afrique in August 2019.

$10 for non-members
$5 for members

Remember to login to your account in order to benefit from member prices.

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Dictée!

Dictée!

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VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE FALL 2020

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE FALL 2020

Participate in FREE TRIAL CLASSES from SEPTEMBER 7 though SEPTEMBER 12, 2020. [...]

The Benefits of Fasting 

The Benefits of Fasting 

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Atelier Théâtre

Atelier Théâtre

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Barre at home!

Barre at home!

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WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

Stephen G.

"Alliance Française de Denver created a wonderful virtual environment where I spent my Summer vacation; visiting the winemaking area of Bouzy; celebrating Bastille Day; learning how to cook with flowers; touring historic châteaux and beautiful villages; all in the safety and comfort of my home. A real treat for any Francophone person; especially having a daily place for French chat to try out and maintain colloquial skills."


Stephen G.

Sue T.

“Anne is fantastic! The material is fast paced for this ‘old dog’ to learn new tricks, but we couldn’t go slower. It’s been very helpful to prepare me for my trip to France.”


Sue T.

Cristina G.

“A great place to learn and practice French while getting acquainted with French culture and interesting people. I definitely recommend AFD and their events. Je parle français! Et vous?”


Cristina G.

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