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...
Book Review: Le collier rouge

Book Review: Le collier rouge

In Martine’s Wednesday evening French class, we read Le collier rouge by Jean-Christophe Rufin over the last few weeks. Here is what Anita wrote once we had finished it: En hommage au livre Le Collier Rouge de Jean Christophe Rufin   Je recommande vivement...