Board of Directors meeting

Saturday February 6 at 9am | Zoom

All Alliance members are invited to join the upcoming Board of Directors meeting over Zoom. All members are encouraged to join the meeting.

Special Event

Sunday December 6 from 4-5pm | Zoom

For our annual holiday celebration, we are hosting a virtual cooking workshop with classically trained French chef Jérôme Viel . It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to this unique gourmet experience! The workshop will be conducted in French. On the menu: Tartare d’huîtres et de noix de Saint Jacques, Coquilles Saint Jacques Wellington, Poire en croûte. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Pascale Richards-Deliens. Please do not hesitate to contact her if you have any questions. More details will be shared closer to the event, including a list of ingredients for those who wish to follow along. Un grand merci to Jérôme for sharing his expertise with us! We look forward to seeing you all then.

French class

We are thrilled to announce that we are offering French intermediate-level classes every other week, for those who are interested. Our teacher Jeremy Frye is a talented polyglot who did his master’s at the Middlebury Institute.

Pricing: $20/hour (2 students), $15/hour (3+ students) 2 students per course minimum


Café Conversation

Tuesday February 2 at 10am | Zoom

Venez bavarder avec nous / come chat with us! Thank you to AF Director Christian Dreyer for hosting this event. If you’d like to attend, please contact Christian directly

Cercle du livre

Sunday January 7 and 21 at 4pm | Zoom

A warm thank you to Director Jocelyne Muson who will be hosting the event! If you’d like to attend, please contact Jocelyne.

Books : Le Petit Nicolas by René Goscinny & Jean-Jacques Sempé






Lunch chez Bechler

Thursday February 25 at 1pm | Zoom

Thank you to Director Christian Dreyer, who will be hosting this event. If you’d like to attend, please contact Christian directly.


Film Night

Sunday February 28 at 4pm | Zoom

Film: L’Ascension (The Climb)

Plot: A young Franco-Senegalese from a modest background sets out to climb Everest to impress the one he loves and becomes a media phenomenon.

NB: Since we cannot gather together to watch the film, the Soirée Ciné event will be conducted as follows. Before the event, you can watch the film on Netflix at your convenience. Then, we will meet at 4pm the day-of to discuss the film over Zoom. A warm thank you to Director Pascale Richards-Deliens, who will facilitate the discussion. Details about how to join us will be shared via email closer to the event date.

Fête Nationale

Sunday July 12 at noon | Zoom

In place of our annual picnic at Via Paraiso to celebrate the French National Holiday, we will be holding a celebration online! On the agenda: a trivia game and/or mini-presentation about French history, opportunities to share memories about the July 14 holiday, and a sing-along of the Marseillaise. We hope to see you there! If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to Melody Pao.


Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the current shelter-in-place order, many regular Alliance Française de la Péninsule de Monterey events have been canceled, however the following events are now being held via Zoom: the Cercle du Livre, Café-Conversation, Apéro-Conversation, and Lunch chez Bechler (see Bulletin for details). Please join us if you can!

Mini conversations

If you are missing our monthly conversations, we propose mini-conversations! We can still speak French with each other via telephone, zoom, or whatever format you are comfortable with. Contact Nicole Chupka at nikki.chupka@gmail to get a conversation partner. In the email, leave (a) your name; (b) approximate level of French; (c) modes of communication (Zoom, telephone, Skype, and so on) that you are comfortable with. The more people who sign up, the more conversation partners we can match up!