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    National Gallery of Art Private Visit with Tosca Ruggieri

    Saturday 8th April 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. Due to the planned closures of some galleries, we won't be able to do a full tour as in previous times. This particular tour will cover the time period from the Barbizon School to Early Modern Art

    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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    Journey to the French Riviera: Online Demo with Le Chef & Le Chef's Wife

    Saturday 15th April 2023 — 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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    Join us to get transported to the French Riviera with Anina Belle Giannini, author of Le Chef's Wife blog, American-Canadian hotelier, and passionate cook, enamored with the culture of southern France and French joie de vivre. Anina Belle together with her French husband Chef Sébastien will show how to make authentic Olive Tapenade, which pairs well with Kir Royal, and Branzino with la sauce Vierge.

    This event will be in English with a smattering of French cooking terms. We hope many of you will participate and cook along, but you are equally welcome to just join in, watch and ask questions.

    You will find all recipe instructions on Le Chef's Wife's blog: Kir Royal, Olive Tapenade, Branzino. Follow @lechefswife on Instagram or visit for easy-to-make French recipes and tips for living a French Riviera-inspired life in the USA.

    Who is joining us? A bientôt !

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  • Summer Camps 2023

    Summer Camps 2023

    Summer camps are back in-person from June 26 to August 18. Age 5 to 11. 

    See our Covid Restrictions and policies here.

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  • The library is open!

    The AFDC Library is open!

    The library is delighted to welcome you in person! Please find our hours below:

    • Monday - Thursday: 10:30am to 6:30pm
    • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
    • Closed Fridays & Sundays

    Masks are now optional and proof of vaccination is required for anyone 12 and up.

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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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