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.

Fourth Annual Language Capital of the World Celebration

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Custom House Plaza, Monterey

THE ALLIANCE WILL HAVE A TABLE to represent, as in prior years, French Culture and Language, and to offer truffles to attendees. Come visit us at our table! Come get your truffles! Many other countries will be represented.

For further information: The Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival

Two lectures at MIIS by the Consul Général de France à San Francisco

AF members are invited to attend two lectures at MIIS (Middlebury Institute of International Studies) Monterey, by the Consul Général de France à San Francisco, Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens. The lectures take place at McGowan Hall, Rm. 102, 411 Pacific St., Monterey:

1. Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Topic: “The European Union” (lecture in English)

2. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:30 am
Organized especially for the AF
Topic: “Présence française en Californie depuis la ruée vers l’or” (lecture in French)

We will be very honored to have with us the Consul Général de France à San Francisco, who is making special arrangements to be here for the AF. We are asking our members to come in great numbers, as this is a rare event and we want to show our support for the Consul.

A reception will follow in the lobby of McGowan and will give everyone a chance to meet the Consul.

La Semaine de la Francophonie

Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Marina
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Bring a dish from France or another francophone country to share. RSVP by March 14. Please see the March bulletin for RSVP and location details.

Holiday Luncheon 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017
12:00 Noon

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

$33 per person ($34 per person by PayPal). By December 7 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 or salmon.

You may also pay online using our payment page, which automatically adds a $1.00 fee one time. Please add $1.00 for each additional ticket. For example, 2 tickets cost a total of $68 if you pay online using our payment page (2 x $34). 

Election, Officers & Directors for 2018/19

The ballot is available:

Albert Camus Literary Event, with Jean-Paul Schintu

Saturday, December 2, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM
McGowen 102, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

French actor Jean-Paul Schintu will provide a presentation about Albert Camus and read some selections from the famous French author. Admission is free, although donations are encouraged. Wine and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Note: Jean-Paul Schintu will also perform his show “Premier Homme,” about Albert Camus, at the Alliance Française de San Francisco the evening of December 7 and the afternoon of December 11. Carpooling may be arranged. For a sample of the show, see: