Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

News (Blog)

Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 20 Nov 2009 11:51 AM | Anonymous
    This French film, starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie), tells the story of the life of Gabrielle Chanel leading up to her success as a fashion designer.  It is in French with English subtitles and is very nicely done, no car crashes or shootings!  It is at the Showcase Levis Commons Theatre and will not likely be there much longer.  Get there if you have a chance.  The Blade has a review at
  • 19 Nov 2009 9:51 AM | Deleted user
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    Brigitte Odenthal and her team have produced a fine example of Franco-American kitchen savvy. The attractive 111 page volume is bilinqual throughout and includes detailed references. The student of French, who may struggle with terms in a French recipe, will find enlightenment here.

    Looking for Christmas gifts? This might be a bright idea!

    Copies are $18.95 at the Center, and are offered here (on the Home page), shipped to you for a small shipping and handling fee. If you would like to pick up copies at the Center, Brigitte will be there at these times:

    • Saturday, November 21 - 10am to 11am
    • Saturday, November 21 - 3pm to 4pm
    • Monday, November 22 - 12pm to 1pm
    • Monday, Novmeber 29 - 12pm to 1pm
    • Saturday, December 5 - 1pm to 4pm
    • Sunday, December 6 - 2pm to 4pm (during Children's Christmas Party)

  • 19 Nov 2009 9:34 AM | Deleted user
    There was a capacity crowd at the November 13 affair. Organiser Tom Reed and our favorite wine merchant, RichardFortney, produced a memorable affair. After an apperitif, there was a blind tasting of white and red wines from each of the major viticultural regions of France, and there was a set of cheeses to complement the wines. Richard's cassoulet was delicious.

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  • 04 Nov 2009 3:58 PM | Deleted user

    Ce post n'est pas directement lié à notre organisation mais un peu tout de même car il s'agit de la communauté francophone ou plus exactement d'un Français.

    Michael G., habitant de l'ouest de la France a entamé début septembre un tour du monde à vélo. Un vélo particulier...c'est un tandem : une selle à l'avant, une autre à l'arrière. Pendant 5 ans il va parcourir les cinq continents, en roulant seul ou avec un autre cycliste. Le but est de faire partager son aventure avec des personnes sur son vélo ou bien sur Internet. Voici le lien de son blog :


    Les photos sont chouettes et les rencontres sympathiques. Il passera par les États-Unis dans un peu plus de 4 ans et demi, peut-être même dans notre région. En attendant, rêvons avec lui des paysages du nord de l'Europe...     


  • 04 Oct 2009 4:56 PM | Deleted user

    The cooler weather of our Midwest fall inspires hearty foods such as soups, risottos, and roasted fowl.  Roasted pears, a chocolate walnut tart, and holiday cookies complete these seasonal dishes.

    Check our current class schedule at and find a menu that will stir those creative juices.

  • 01 Oct 2009 9:37 AM | Deleted user
    I did a test drive with a new Photo Album. In the Member Directory (Members Only button), click David Barnes and find a small album of photos of Mt Ventoux there.
  • 29 Sep 2009 11:38 AM | Deleted user

    Harold and Eileen Hoffman sent us this photo of M. Lagnau's April visit.

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    L-R Pres. Marci Cannon-Fisher  M. Thierry Lagnau  School Dir. Popi Grecos 4-26-09
  • 24 Sep 2009 3:23 PM | Deleted user
    This new website is here thanks to the hard work of Jean-Marie Deschamps. The Alliance has long needed a better way to manage memberships, and class and event registrations. Here one can have easy access to news, and on the Blog, members can even post their own news, photos and comments. Members can access their own profile and amend it as desired.

    If you have already re-registered as a member and paid your 2009-2010 dues, you can have full access to the site using your e-mail address, and, if necessary, re-set your password by selecting “Forgot Password”. Otherwise, even though you may be a long-time member, you should enter “Become a Member”, and complete your registration. You can pay your dues by credit card (preferred) or by check.

    If you don't want to become a member, but want to be on our mailing list, and perhaps register for events or classes, you can enter as (G) a non-member (free). Again, begin by entering "Become a Member".
  • 23 Sep 2009 10:47 AM | Deleted user
    Est-ce que la Littérature Française vous intéresse?  On propose une Soirée Littéraire.  Nous allons lire et discuter "L'Elégance du Hérisson" de Muriel Barbery (disponible en français à On va commencer mercredi soir, le 14 octobre, à 19h30 ( sept heures et  demi du soir) chez M. et Mme Ken Stein.  Nous avons l'intention de  passer quatre soirées à discuter ce livre (le 14 et le 28 octobre, le 11 novembre et le 19 décembre).  N'hésitez pas!  Venez nous joindre!


  • 16 Sep 2009 9:15 PM | Deleted user
    We've added a list of good French films, available from Netflix and other sources. Find them under "Members Only", "Articles &...".
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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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