Join us this weekend for our annual celebration of Bastille Day ! W e'll have music and activities for all ages at the Landmark Plaza in downtown St. Paul.

Meritage will be serving paella, beignets, crêpes and more. And of course Frosé will make a return this year to keep us cool while celebrating in the July heat!

Check out the lineup of artists below and click here for more information on our lovely vendors who will be at the fête .
Bastille Day 2019 : Artist & Vendor Spotlight
On Sunday, July 14 , we look forward to celebrating Bastille Day with you! Join us for our outdoor, family-friendly celebration in Landmark Plaza in downtown St Paul.

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul is delighted to welcome back  nos amis camerounais   Douala Soul Collective ! Jacques and Dumont spin tunes from across the Francophone world.


Artist Spotlight
Vendor Spotlight

The Global Mamas  community works together to create a life of prosperity for African women and their families. See below for a few words on their mission and products!

"We achieve prosperity by creating and selling handmade products of the highest quality. We invite you to join our community and transform the lives of women in Africa.

Global Mamas products are full of life and love. Each item is hand-crafted using traditional techniques, maintaining local artisanal skills such as batiking, bead-making and Shea butter production.

Global Mamas products are unique and high-quality, tended to with care through a meticulous quality control process and by a dedicated customer service team.

Our products include
Hand Batiked Textiles: Apparel for Kids and Adults, Accessories, Home Décor
Recycled Glass Beads: Jewelry, Home Décor, Ornaments
Shea Butter: Shea Butter Cream, Shea Butter Soap, Black Soap, Bulk Shea
Recycled Plastic (Trashy): Accessories"
Only a few spots remain for vendors at our Bastille Day celebration! If you are part of a business or organization that is interested in tabling or vending please reach out to Sara or Lauren .

Give your kids French exposure at our day camps!

Alliance Française
Mpls/St Paul is pleased to give your children the opportunity to have fun en français with their new amis.

The theme for camps this year is Fêtes et Carnavals du monde / Celebrations and Carnivals around the world!

Register now by clicking the button below!
A million thank you's to our team! The library was moved from our 113 building this week, which proved to be a huge undertaking. Check out the time-lapse video of the déménagement !
The Fourth Annual 
Film Festival, July 12-18, is a week-long celebration of the brightest talent in francophone independent cinema presented at the St. Anthony Main Theater.

The line-up of 11 fantastic French films has been announced. Be sure to check out film descriptions and an exclusive discount offered for members here !
Are you hoping to beef up your French language skills this summer?

Our 5-week classes begin the week of July 22 and we have wonderful things in store!

Beginning from scratch? Pas de problème ! We offer a variety of beginner classes, including: French for Travelers, 5-week Beginner intensive, and 5-week Beginner 1.

Keep up with your French this summer and enroll now! Registering early helps our education team to confirm classes.
Reminders, JSYK, & things on the radar...
On Friday, August 23 rd , at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Greg Cash will discuss the  French Fur Trade in Minnesota. You have the opportunity to learn about the arrival of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers and Pierre Esprit Radisson in the Minnesota Valley, to the establishment of l a Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson ( Hudson’s Bay Company), to the building of Fort Snelling. Greg will also present on the creation of the Indian Agency to control the region’s fur trade in the early 1800’s and the establishment of the American Fur Company. Sign up by clicking here to visit their website! Refreshments provided!
The Playwrights' Center is excited to host the Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival from July 12 to 14. This exciting event will address various conceptual and cultural facets of African diaspora studies and their impact on playwrights from around the world.

Free entry!
Reserve your place online.
The Woman’s Club is celebrating Bastille Day! Enjoy a French-inspired buffet specially crafted by Chef Michael Abelson while soaking in a gorgeous view of Loring Park and the Downtown Minneapolis skyline from our 6th-floor Rooftop Terrace.

Join for an evening of music, food, fun, and specialty French 75 cocktails!

Saturday, July 13
5:30 pm
Exciting Upcoming Events

Bastille Day 2019
Sun, July 14 at 12 pm


Ciné Club Rochester : Cherchez la femme
Wed, July 17 at 6 pm
Ciné Club : Aya de Yopougon
Fri, July 26 at 6 pm
A l'agenda en juillet

 Saturday, July 20 , 4:30 to 6:30 pm
As always, the event is free for Les Djeunes!
Les Djeunes : Let's clean up the neighborhood!
Les Djeunes will continue to discover AFMSP’s new neighborhood by participating to a clean up program with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization .

Taking care of the environment is essential and we are looking forward to doing our part!

It will be followed by a snack to thank all our volunteers .


Please RSVP before noon on Thursday, July 18 to annesophie@afmsp.org

Membership
Autour de nous
Looking for a French Speaking Nanny
Starting at the end of August, we are searching for a nanny who speaks French to work Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30am-2:30pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-12:30pm. Infant experience and infant CPR certification is needed. Contact Ciara Dall for more information.
Volunteering at the Alliance Française
As a nonprofit organization, volunteers are an essential part of how the Alliance provides programming to the community. If you are interested in helping us out at events or in another capacity, contact Sara.
Looking for 2 Babysitters For a Weekend in August
Nous recherchons 2 Babysitters dans le cadre d'un mariage à Nisswa le 3 aout 2019. Il s'agit d'u mariage americano-francais, au moins une personne comprenant et parlant le français est souhaitée. Il s'agira d'assurer la garde de 5 enfants (6 mois x3 / 2 ans / 3 ans) sur une période allant du samedi 16.00 au dimanche 2.00 sur le site du mariage (Quaterdeck resort) où nous mettrons un espace à disposition. Les parents seront sur site et disponibles au besoin. Une personne enseignant ou ayant eu une expérience au pair serait très appréciée. Contact Sarah or Pierre by email or by telephone.
Students Looking For Host Families
Students traveling through APEC (Association pour la Promotion des Echanges Interculturels) are matched with host families by the Vistas In Education program! Host families DO NOT need to speak French but must have a student of approximately the same age (generally within 16 months). For more information on the students, email Rosa.
French horseriding camp in Northfield
Anyone ages 9 and up can learn the basics of horseback riding and taking care of these beautiful animals in a weeklong summer camp July 22 to 26, 2019. Christine Honore is a French riding instructor and this year she's offering a camp entirely in French! For more information and to register, visit her site.
Looking for a French speaking Customer Service Representative
At van Wagenen Financial Services, we are looking for a French - Customer Service Representative to work at our new facility in Eden Prairie. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan. The starting pay is between $15-$16 an hour working Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 7 pm. For more information or to apply, please click here.
French babysitter
Maya is a fifteen year old spending the summer in Lakeville. She is a French and American dual citizen and is looking to babysit and speak French to kids in the south metro. Contact her father, Joseph, for more information.
Paris Chansons at Dakota Club - Aug 7
Paris Chansons takes you on a journey – a spectacular celebration of French and international music that brings the world that much closer. More details.
Merci beaucoup à nos partenaires!
Restons en contact!