French cooking quiz

French cooking quiz

If you haven’t been able to join us for the Atelier d’automne and missed out on the fantastic roasted parsnips Tatin tart, la tarte Tatin aux panais rôtis, ( voir la photo ) you might still like to test yourself and answer the Petit quiz de l’atelier d’automne...
Read a book in French with us

Read a book in French with us

Do you know the French writer Jean Echenoz? We read one of his books, Envoyée spéciale, in our last book club with some of Alliance Française  students and other members of the public in Bristol. We always have a lively discussion with people really engaging with...
Nuit des Idées 2020

Nuit des Idées 2020

“Night of Ideas” is a worldwide event launched by the French Institute. For its fourth year, the theme is “Alive!”. What does being alive mean today? Some say we’re on the brink of extinction. Some say we can build a new man. At a time when...
Le Jour J – 75 ans après

Le Jour J – 75 ans après

Read this account by our student Paul: Ma femme et moi avons visité la Normandie pour les événements marquant le 75e anniversaire du Jour J. C’est un morceau d’histoire qui m’intéresse beaucoup et, comme beaucoup de britanniques, nous avons des liens...
Les Noix – Nuts

Les Noix – Nuts

Our teacher and chef Isabelle has written about these stars of Autumn Walnuts, les noix, represent for me one of the most iconic autumn fruits. They are from a large family called les fruits à coque which consist of les amandes, les noisettes, les noix de pécan, les...
How to argue in French

How to argue in French

If you are learning French with Alliance Française de Bristol and Bath, you will learn to complain and argue as well as politely converse. See the excellent monologue which Tanya, perfecting her French in Audrey’s class, has written to complain about a noisy...
Book Club in Bristol

Book Club in Bristol

Come and discuss “L’art de perdre” by Alice Zeniter with our French teacher Martine in Bristol. Everyone with an interest in French literature is welcome: Thursday 26th March 2020 at 1pm or Thursday 26th March 2020 at 7pm Location: Lansdown Pub, Clifton...
Le tennis à Wimbledon

Le tennis à Wimbledon

If like us, you have been enjoying watching Wimbledon, you might want to know all the vocab ready for Roland Garros next year! Mais qui va gagner? Here is some tennis vocabulary : A as in 30A: equality of points during a game such as 30-30 As: ace Juge de chaise ou...