The other day, Stephanie, from Bonjour Madame, asked if there was an Alliance Française in my area; this prompted an idea for a post, and another way you can become more of the French community where you live.
Many of you know about Alliance Française. a language and cultural center whose mission is to promote French language and francophone culture. The Alliance Française does this through language programs and public programs at local chapters throughout the United States. In my area there is the Alliance Française de Washington where I have attended lectures, films, and live performances.
Want to know if there is an Alliance Francaise chapter in you area? Visit the Alliance Francaise chapter locator to find out. But even if there isn't a chapter in your area, you might consider subscribing to the free newsletter. It's another simple, affordable way to bring a little more of France into your life.