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  • Bûche de Noël Demo, 12/10

    BÛCHE DE NOËL with Le Chef & Chef's Wife

    Saturday 10th December 2022 — 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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    If you are intimidated to make your own Bûche de Noël, this event is for you! Join us for an afternoon of culinary fun with blogger and home cook Anina Belle and her husband, French Chef Sébastien Giannini, who will demonstrate how to make an elevated version of the traditional Bûche de Noël. Worthy of a high-end French pâtisserie, this recipe is easy to make with a step-by-step guidance by incredibly talented Anina Belle Giannini and some useful tips from Le Chef. They will hold your hand through each step, making sure your cake is a masterpiece!

    This event will be in English with a smattering of French words and expressions. Holiday vibes guaranteed. Join us!

    Free for AFDC members and subscribers of Le Chef's Wife's Newsletter, $5 for general admission.

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  • NGA private visit, 01/21

    National Gallery of Art Private Visit with Tosca Ruggieri

    Saturday 21st January 2023 — 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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    You may have visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. but how about seeing it again in a new light?

    For this guided tour in collaboration with the Alliance Française of Washington, D.C., Tosca Ruggieri curates a special visit of French Art on view at the NGA. During this tour, Tosca will lead you on an in-depth visit of the museum’s masterpieces covering four centuries of French Art. You will explore paintings by Georges de la Tour, Chardin, Fragonard, Ingres, Monet, Degas, Matisse and others.

    Meeting point: outside the National Gallery of Art’s West Wing entrance located on Constitution Avenue, perpendicular to 6th St NW. See the picture of the entrance below.

    Allez, on y va !?

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  • Summer Camps 2022

    Summer Camps 2022

    Summer camps are back in-person from June 27 to August 12. Age 5 to 11. 

    See our Covid Restrictions and partial policies here.

    Sign up here.

  • The library is open!

    The AFDC Library is open!

    We are delighted to welcome you back in-person!

    If you would like to visit the library, we kindly ask that you provide a proof of vaccination and wear a mask during your visit.

    For questions, please e-mail


    • Adult Placement Test Information

      Placement Test Information

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    • Private Classes

      Private Classes

      The Alliance Française de Washington provides customized private one-on-one and semi-private instruction on-site and off-site, as well as Skype lessons with fully qualified French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized instruction.

      Submit request form for adult private classes. Learn more about our adult private classes. Learn more about kids & teens private classes here.

    • Adult Group Classes

      Adult Online Classes via Zoom

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