How do French Presidential Elections work?

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Join Hélène Crié-Wiesner for a talk about the French voting system and the 2022 presidential elections in particular. France has begun the process of selecting its next president; French people will go to the polls in April 2022. In many ways, the political trends in France are the same as those being witnessed across the European continent, if not the world.  But the French voting system ...


Macaron baking class

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Online event, in English Pastry lovers, join us to learn how to make French macarons with our French baker Sandrine Wallace. Sandrine will teach you all her savoir-faire to bake the finest macarons from scratch. In this workshop we will make chocolate and raspberry macarons. Don’t want to cook but only watch and take notes? You are more than welcome! ...

$10.00 – $15.00

Fête de la Musique

Deering Oaks Park - Portland State Street, Portland , Me

Bastille Day Celebration

Winslow Park 10 Winslow Park Way, Freeport

Free event! We will meet at Winslow park at 6 pm, near the picnic tables, under the sign “Alliance Française du Maine”! Entrance fees vary according to your age: Directions here:

“French All Around Us” — Meet the Authors

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We are excited to host the New England-based contributors to the new book "French All Around Us: French language and Francophone Culture in the United States", along with editors Kathleen Stein-Smith and Fabrice Jaumont. In this book, you will read stories that explain the history of French and of this language that is still alive in many regions of our ...


Festival Champlain

USM - Talbot Lecture Hall 85 Bedford Street, Portland, ME

The French Embassy in the United States, the Consulate General of France in Boston, the Maine Honorary Consul, and the Alliance Française du Maine, are excited to announce the first  Festival Champlain. The Champlain Film Festival seeks to enrich the cultural dynamic of New England by shining a spotlight on the region’s deep francophone heritage, particularly in Maine where 5% ...

French visit of the PMA!

Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Square, Portland

Come discover or re-discover the beautiful Portland Museum of Arts, in FRENCH! A bilingual docent will guide you around diverse exhibitions. This free event for members of AFduME requires you to sign up as places in the visiting group are limited.  


La Francophonie in Maine

USM's Lewiston campus 51 Westminster st, Lewiston, ME

Qu’est-ce que c’est? Join us as we celebrate March, the month of la Francophonie all around the world. A community panel made up of guest speakers originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, France, Québec, and Rwanda will lead a discussion about the French-speaking experience in Maine. Reception to follow. To RSVP for this free event, please email:

Famous Créole Women Through New Orleans History

Curtis Memorial Library 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME

Come learn about the history of New Orleans and the incredible story of Creole women in Louisiana, during this interactive presentation by French teacher Cathy Richard.


Meet author Philippe Dewost

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Meet Philippe Dewost, author of "De Mémoire Vive-Une Histoire de l'Aventure Numérique" ("Random Access Memories (RAM)-A History of the Digital Adventure") "...if you don't understand why your children speak to their smartphone placed horizontally in front of their mouth (they send out "voices"), if you wonder how we managed to connect to the Internet when there was no PC, if ...


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