Welcome! Bienvenue!

November 22, 2012 | By Antonin Baudry

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new web platform aimed at art lovers, film buffs, educators, parents, Godardians, bookworms, Proustians, students, scholars, nerds, geeks, PhDs, culture vultures, Cartésien, Francophones, Francophiles, Californians, New Yorkers, Nebraskans… you get the idea!

Frenchculture.org is the official website of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, our principal fields of action are the arts, literature, cinema, language and higher education. Our expertise is France but our love of culture has no borders. We believe that cultural exchange is important for everyone, particularly in our increasingly globalized world, and we hope Frenchculture.org will inspire discovery, dialogue and debate in the US and beyond.

Curated by our team of experts, the website offers French culture related news, events and resources nationwide. You can easily find exhibitions, performances and conferences in your neighborhood or in any city around the country.  Affinity driven navigation leads you to new discoveries:  Watch interviews with authors, artists, intellectuals, and educators, discover new titles in books and film, learn about teacher’s workshops, and keep up to date with important movements in French universities and culture. 

Join our community! Frenchculture.org user accounts allow you to comment (and love!) cultural events, films, books and more.  An educator’s account offers teachers the opportunity to share school news and classroom resources, participate in school contests, and set up partnerships overseas.

The site currently focuses on New York City and by January 2013, it will cover the entire U.S. Not in New York City? Sign-up for one of our regional cultural and educational newsletters. These bi-weekly and monthly reviews keep you up-to-date on French culture and education in your neighborhood.

We invite you to explore contemporary French culture online at Frenchculture.org, not just because it’s French but because it’s great!

A bientôt!

Antonin Baudry
Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy