TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JEROME DAQUIN : "Dans le Beaujolais, on vient de partout vendanger a la main"
Grape pickers work in the vineyard "Les Roches Bleues" on September 15, 2010 at the foot of the Mont Brouilly, near Odenas in the Beaujolais area, eastern France. In the Beaujolais area where harvest began on September 13, most of the wine growers keep two traditions alive: handpicking and recruiting pickers of any age and any background over a period of 10 days.   AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE DESMAZES

Septembre... le mois des vendanges !

Check out our events and activities for this month!

September means the Ciné-Club resumes, our Annual meeting is around the corner, new Région presentation (le Sud), new cooking classes, new French classes, French phonetics classes ... and so much more to discover !

Check out our Events calendar!


Ange et Gabrielle

(Love at First Child)

2015 - directed by Anne Giafferi

Friday September 28th 7PM

Cooking Class

Hommage aux chefs menu
Le Coq au vin de Paul Bocuse
La purée de Joel Robuchon
Dessert (tbd)


All Alliance Française de Charleston members are invited to attend.

Saturday September 29th

6PM - 8PM

Bienvenue à l'Alliance Française de Charleston !

The Alliance Française was first established in Paris in 1883 with the aim of promoting French language and culture around the world.  The Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States was founded on March 4, 1902. 

 One of 1,135 chapters in 138 countries, Alliance Française de Charleston was founded in 1960.   Its 300+ members represent the mingling of two groups:  a French community seeking to stay connected to their French heritage and an American community interested in experiencing French culture.   

 The Alliance sponsors annual events such as the Beaujolais Nouveau in November, Bastille Day in July and offers French language instruction, get-togethers featuring regional French foods, cooking classes, a French book club, French film club, pétanque (lawn bowling) games,  and a knitting club.

 The chapter also meets and entertains visitors from France and assists members in planning their travels to France.  Membership is open to the community, and knowledge of the French language is not required.



Pictures of our events.



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