Annual General Meeting and Epiphany Celebration

Sunday, 6 January 2019
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
28003 Robinson Canyon Rd., Carmel Valley

Galettes and champagne will be provided by the Alliance Francaise of Monterey. Free for members. $10 for guests. Please bring an item to raffle.

Election, Officers & Directors for 2019/20

The ballot is available:

Holiday Luncheon 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018
12:00 Noon

Los Laureles Lodge,
Terrace Garden Room
313 W Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

See the menu.

$35 per person ($36 per person by PayPal). By December 3 please send PayPal payments to, checks to Dr. Christine Campbell (25443 Larkspur Ct., Salinas, CA 93908, made payable to AF Monterey), and indicate your choice of lamb, salmon, or vegetarian.

You may also pay online using our payment page, which automatically adds a $1.00 fee.


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Leonardo Da Vinci – From Milan to Amboise

October 21, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm followed by reception
McGowan Building, room 102
411 Pacific St. (corner of Pacific and Franklin), Monterey

Lecture by Celine Glon in French with free simultaneous translation in English.

Let’s travel back in time and explore this fascinating Renaissance period during which Leonardo Da Vinci worked either as an engineer or as a painter.  This presentation will also be a deep dive into some of the less known personality traits of this genius mind revealing some of his contradictions.  Finally, you will discover how Francis Ist and Leonardo Da Vinci worked together side by side in one of the most beautiful regions of France known to be the cradle of Renaissance.


Thé de la Rentrée

Sunday, September 16, 2018.

1:00 P.M., at Janine Olin’s home (please see the September bulletin for the address).

Please bring a dish to share and an item for a fundraising drawing.

La Fête du 14 juillet will be celebrated on July 15.

Join us at 12:00 noon on July 15 at Via Paraiso Park, Monterey for our annual Bastille Day picnic. Bring your own food and beverage. We will have the grill ready for your use!

Annual Fête de la Musique

Saturday 23 June, at MIIS
1 P.M., Holland Courtyard, 442 ½ Van Buren, Monterey

For a map of the campus see
(You will find Holland Center at the top of the map.)

Hike at Elkhorn Slough

On Saturday May 19 nine AF members enjoyed a very enjoyable and informative guided hike at Elkhorn Slough. After the hike we enjoyed a picnic at tree-shaded tables.

Concours de Poésie

Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00-5:OO P.M. at MIIS: Irvine Auditorium

Students of French from local schools will recite famous French poems and their own original compositions. This year some students will sing poems. Prizes will be awarded for the best performances. Please come to encourage and support the students. Refreshments will be served.