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

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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!
  • 23 Jul 2011 9:22 AM | Deleted user
    And Eileen Hoffman sent us more photos; Click them for an enlargement.
    see also the postings below.

  • 21 Jul 2011 9:17 PM | Deleted user
    Thank you to all that joined us at our home for AFT's Bastille Fete. In spite of the heat, we celebrated with great conversations, great food and great wine. The music and songs supplied by Cheri Williams and troupe made it even better.
    We are also glad that we didn't have to choose which dish was the best, they all were! Again, thanks so much for attending.
  • 20 Jul 2011 9:37 AM | Anonymous member

    I was unable to attend the Alliance Francaise de Toledo Bastille Day, which I miss all  the more after viewing the photos, but I did make it to the Thursday, July 14 celebration of the Detroit Alliance at the Detroit Country Club in Grosse Pointe.  It was quite an elegant affair with a champaigne toast and renditions of both the U.S. and French national anthems.  Entertainment included music, a vocalist, and a mime.  I found the mime a bit scary, but enjoyed his attempts at singing.  The Wayne County executive gave a short speech, which his daughter, a French teacher, translated into French.  A couple from the French-American Chamber of Commerce indicated a desire to attend some of our Toledo Alliance activiities. 


  • 18 Jul 2011 12:00 PM | Deleted user
    At un Coup de Main in Dundee Georgeann and Mark hosted the annual potluck. Fine examples of many cooks' work complemented by fine French wine, music by Cherie WIlliams & Co, and, of course, lots of good fellowship.

    Photos by Dwight Osterud. Click the thumbnails to see enlargements.

  • 18 Jun 2011 10:48 AM | Deleted user
    EIleen Hoffman sent us the photos - many thanks!

  • 16 Jun 2011 3:36 PM | Deleted user
    Larissa Rolly at the Federation sent this to us:


    October 27 - October 30, 2011
    The Brown Hotel
    335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
    502-583-1234 or 888-387-0498

    You can find information on our website about the dates, hotel reservations, etc.  The list of workshops is not yet available.  Membership in the Federation is not required to attend the convention; the registration fee is just slightly higher.

    If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
    Larissa Rolley
    Directrice des Opérations
    Federation of Alliances Françaises, U.S.A., Inc.
    53 W. Jackson Blvd.  Suite 1225
    Chicago, IL 60604 USA

  • 10 Feb 2011 9:25 AM | Deleted user
    Working on Macarons, Canneles, and Madeleines. These Proust favorites are a piece of cake! On the other hand, Laduree was not concerned about my macarons and cannele de Bordeaux.  Join us on March 19th as we strive for success. We have space for you.

  • 22 Jan 2011 11:02 AM | Deleted user
    You might be interested in something we found in our mail/

    Subject: From an AF member in France.
    Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 15:24:36 +0100

    Bonjour to the Alliance Française de Toledo,

     My husband and I are long-time members of the Alliance in Charleston, SC.  Seven years ago, we retired to France full-time. A former editor with Better Homes & Gardens,  I now work in France as a free-lance writer (mostly for France Magazine and Living France).

    We’ve had the good fortune to live in a 14th century château in the Burgundy countryside with a lovely French couple.  Our experiences have been so unique that I’ve started a blog about them, and about French life from an American perspective.  The blog is called Southern Fried French (  Because I love to cook and the French cooking experience is so different, each weekly blog includes a recipe, often a fusion of French and southern cooking.  Readers can subscribe for free simply by entering their email address.

    (Note: If you would rather not subscribe, which gets you weekly e-mails, one can merely click on the above link to read the blog sequentially.)

  • 19 Jan 2011 11:46 AM | Anonymous member
    While in Key West recently I rediscovered a wonderful creperie.  It had formerly been located on Duval St. near Truman, but was closed due to a fire several years ago.  I was sad to find it no longer in existence during my previous visit there.  After a hiatus of a couple of years it reopened last winter in a new location.  It is operated by two middle aged ladies from Bretangne and a francophone staff of Quebecoise.

    The menu includes "dinner" crepes made with buckwheat flour, dessert crepes, and a few non-crepe menu items.  I crepes I tried, La Campagnard, La Printenterie, and #11 (I forget the name) were excellent.  They also produce a killer Croque Madame, delicious French Onion Soup, and serve wine and beer as well.

    When in Key West check out La Creperie at the corner of Thomas and Petronia Streets.  You won't be disappointed!
  • 11 Jan 2011 8:20 AM | Deleted user
    From Kathy Dimitroff: "we are canceling the Soirée au Restaurant which was to have taken place ... January 11th at Sakura's due to inclement weather. "
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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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