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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Vous nous manquez!Il n'y a pas de repas publics à la Maison française ce semestre pour la protection de nos 20 résidents (qui parlent français en pratiquant la distanciation sociale et en portant des masques!).  Nous espérons vous accueillir le semestre...

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Public meals cancelled through the end of the semester

Public meals cancelled through the end of the semester

To our community members and friends, In light of the university's decision to cancel in-person instruction for the rest of the semester, the French House is regrettably canceling all public meals and events for the rest of the term, including the spring gala. We are...

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Get your King Cake for Mardi Gras!

Get your King Cake for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras 2020 is Tuesday, February 25th, and here on our side of the Atlantic, the King Cake is a big part of that tradition. Our head chef Karen is baking a limited number of cakes this year so pre-order yours now while supplies last! Cost:  $21 Description:...

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Merci, mais non merci: Black Ecology in a Creole Context

Merci, mais non merci: Black Ecology in a Creole Context

Join members of the UW campus community for a talk by Professor Bénédicte Boisseron. Thursday, February 134:30 pm at the French House In this talk, Boisseron will look at Creole culture through the prism of commensalism, explaining how this ecology applies not only to...

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Madison French Camp moves to EAGLE School for 2020

Madison French Camp moves to EAGLE School for 2020

As the Madison French Camp has grown over the years, the need for a more suitable space has always been on our minds. While the French House is inspiring and inviting, it does have its challenges for campers and their families. The move to EAGLE School comes with many...

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Learn French at La Maison Française!

Learn French at La Maison Française!

Fun times in French with the former Chicago Consul Général Vincent Floreani (2015) Through Continuing Studies classes, adult learners have a weekly mini-immersion at the French House with experienced instructors in intermediate-level classes. Interactive and...

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Gala d’hiver 2019

Gala d’hiver 2019

Friday, December 6, 201918h00 apératifs | 19h00 dîner A tradition at the close of every semester, the French House gala is a chance to enjoy a wonderful meal, interesting company, and celebrate our Madison tradition of bringing French into your daily lives. Please...

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Madison French Camp

Madison French Camp

2019 Summer French Camp for campers 4-12 years old June 17-21 & June 24-28In cooperation with the Alliance Française of Milwaukee Madison’s French Camp for Youth was founded in 1999 by a native-born Frenchwoman. Designed for children ages 4-12, Madison’s French...

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On OUIsconsin !

On OUIsconsin !

CLICK HERE TO ORDER The French House has two models to choose from: OUISCONSIN long sleeve tee ($25) The Ouisconsin Idea brought to you by the UW-Alumni France Chapter. Show your support for French in Madison and the UW-France Ouisconsin Scholarship Fund by wearing...

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Centennial Fund

Centennial Fund

WE are CELEBRATED 100 years in 2018What do we need for the next 100?  Our French students need a tutoring & writing center. Our busy residents need all-day dining options without giving up the immersion experience. Our adult learners need a more professional, more...

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Interview with U.S. Vietnam War veteran Don Knorr

Interview with U.S. Vietnam War veteran Don Knorr

Former French House Assistant, LéaBerthon ('16-'17), is in her final year at the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence ("Science Po Aix"). Interested in geopolitical and geostrategic issues, she had the opportunity to interview a veteran of the...

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Talking Trouble with Lauren Peterson

Talking Trouble with Lauren Peterson

French House alumna Lauren Peterson will be back on campus this month to promote a new book she co-wrote with Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood Federation of America President, called Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to...

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Discovering Aix-en-Provence with Kristin Ehlert

Discovering Aix-en-Provence with Kristin Ehlert

French House resident Kristin Ehlert is majoring in Human Development & Family Studies and working towards a certificate in French. This semester, she's discovering life in France as a foreign exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, a city known for its fashion,...

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What’s in a chair, anyways?

What’s in a chair, anyways?

After spending two years at UW-Madison as an assistant at the French House and elementary French instructor, Violaine Peladan finally had to say  goodbye Madison and return back home. A native of Albi, France, Violaine settled in Paris and began her new...

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Live “in French” at the French House

Live “in French” at the French House

Would you like to live at the French House?    Are you or will you be a UW student with the equivalent of 4 semesters of college French,or 4-5 years of high school French? Would you like to speak French on a daily basis and live in an enriching, educational...

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A table !

A table !

A table ! Wednesday dinner and lunches Monday through Friday are open to the greater campus community. The French House is open to the public for Wednesday dinner (6pm) and lunches Monday through Friday (12:15pm) during the academic year. Check out our menu and...

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A French Girl & a Dairy Cow: A Love Story

A French Girl & a Dairy Cow: A Love Story

Sara Weber, a French native, is one of five French House assistants we will feature this year and her story is one that many Wisconsinites  will relate to and appreciate. Despite growing up on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Sara is no stranger to farms, cheese,...

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Ecoutez qui parle français!

Ecoutez qui parle français!

Si vous avez dîné ou déjeuné à la Maison Française, vous avez remarqué les petites pubs pour les stars, athlètes et politiciens qui parlent aussi français. Voici alors la preuve!  Cliquez, écoutez, soyez fier/fière et souriez. YouTube nous offre son playlist ici, et...

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César is back on campus !

César is back on campus !

César Olivier -- 24, Rognes, France -- is one of five French House assistants we will feature this year. Not a stranger to Wisconsin, César spent a few weeks in Lake Mills as part of a high school class exchange, then a year on campus as an exchange student in...

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Je suis venue, j’ai vu, j’ai vaincu !

Je suis venue, j’ai vu, j’ai vaincu !

Charlotte Brunetaud - who came to UW-Madison through an exchange program with MICEFA, a consortium of the Universities of Paris and its region created to promote cultural and scientific cooperation between France and North America - shares a bit about how she got...

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Les aventures de Pauline

Les aventures de Pauline

French House assistant (Spring 2014), on loan from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, Pauline Warnier shares her thoughts on arriving in Madison, living and dining at the French House, her sad departure and her incredible adventures that followed. I arrived in...

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Une histoire d’amour

Une histoire d’amour

Two love stories actually, one with a Frenchman and his American wife, and another with this wonderful couple and the French House itself. Alain and Jill Peyrot met at the French House exactly fifty years ago. Originally from Manitowoc, WI, Jill obtained her MA in...

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Students, join us for lunch every day

Students, join us for lunch every day

Students in French 301 / 302 enjoy their lunch with a generous helping of French conversation.[/caption] French House lunches are open to students Monday through Friday when classes are in session in the fall and spring semesters. There's no better way to practice...

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Speak French in Madison

Speak French in Madison

Looking for ways to practice your French or meet other cool Francophiles like you? There's plenty of opportunity! French Meet-up Group weekly, bi-weekly, & more Click here for more information. Vin et Conversation Mondays, 7pm, year round Barriques, 127 W...

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Ouisconsin T-Shirts

Ouisconsin T-Shirts

Ouisconsin T-Shirts The Ouisconsin Idea brought to you by the UW-Alumni France Chapter Show your support for the Ouisconsin Scholarship as well as the UW francophile community at large by wearing a Ouisconsin tee. Each purchase adds $10 to the UW-Alumni France...

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