The Alliance Française d'Annapolis is a non-profit local branch of the international organization dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture. The Annapolis Alliance has been in existence since 1969, bringing together francophones and francophiles in an atmosphere combining conviviality with cultural curiosity.

We welcome new members and your ideas to further our goals. Although as yet too small to support our own French language courses, we have many activities including French conversation groups.

What is new?
From Member Robert Sherer:
"I’m sorry to report Pat Edwards died suddenly Saturday morning 1/30.
She had won a bridge tournament a few days earlier, so this was totally unforeseen. See you tomorrow. Amitiés, Bob Sherer"

In Memory of Pat Edwards we have uploaded a story about her time with a Swiss family many years ago. We will all miss her.
to read the story click here

To avoid spreading the virus, the heure exquise and the conversation groups are now on zoom.

Membership fees: As the heure exquise, conversation groups and events are now on zoom only, the membership fees for 2020-2021 due in September have been reduced by to $15 for single members and to $17.50 for couples. Members who joined or renewed after January 1, 2020 and paid the full membership fee will have their membership extended for one year.

Activities


Happy Hour: Generally, the first Monday of the month, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at BIN 201 Wine Cellar at 201 Harker Place in Annapolis Town Center at Parole. Wine is $6.00 per glass and outstanding cheese and crackers are provided by the Alliance. Free parking is available just next door near Whole Foods at Parole. We have lively French conversation while tasting wines and cheese. A member of the BIN 201 staff provides a vivid description and history of the wines provided. Check the newsletter for details

Special Events: Special events such as cooking demonstrations, visits to museums, lectures about adventures in France and embassy receptions occur about once a month, September through June. They are announced by email to all members. Events which are planned long enough in advance and announced in the newsletter.

Conversation Groups: Three separate groups meet once a month at the home of one of the members. The members take turns hosting these groups in their homes and discuss current events or a pre-assigned book chosen by the group. Check the newsletter for details

Cine Club: Films are occasionally recommended in the newsletter. Check the newsletter for details

There was a cooking demonstration by the author of "Bordeau Kitchen" in October 2019 at the Rosenberger's house.

The 2019 "Noël"/Holiday dinner in December at Le Flamant Restaurant was well attended and a great success
The menu was :
Hors d'oeuvres: Brie Cheese Crisps
First Course: Nueske Bacon, Frisée au vinaigrette de moutarde, farm egg, croutons
Main Course:
Boeuf Bourguignon, confit de choux, pomme neuf or,
Filet de Saumon à l'oseille, haricots verts, pomme bouchon
Désert: Dame blanche, sauce chocolat, tuile.

Our alliance member Laure Seynhaeve has made some beautifull Nantucket baskets. She is willing to sell them.
For further information and photos click here.

As a member of the Alliance Française Annapolis you can attend events at the Alliance Française de Washington

What does it cost to join?
Annual memberships are as follows:
$30 Individual -- $35 Family -- $25 Student
Click here to join or renew on the sign-up page.