Speak French !

Looking for ways to practice your French or meet other cool Francophiles like you? Throughout most of the year, you have multiple opportunities. All levels welcome !


MONDAY – FRIDAY, FRENCH CONVERSATION for LUNCH, TEMPORARILY ON HOLD due to the pandemic.

In the past, the French House, was open for lunch en français, any day, Monday through Friday. However, due to the pandemic, the dining room is closed to the public to protect the 26 residents who live and eat all of their meals in the house. Please stay tuned for details about our re-opening.  UW-Madison students who come on average four times a week should consider enrolling in French 301/302, Practical French Conversation, for 1 credit. Join the 40-50 students and 5-10 native speakers à table every day and improve your French in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Click here for more information.

IN LIEU OF our lunches and dinners open to the public, we are offering at least one conversation hour per week.  It’s not a meal, but it is a chance to speak French with other Francophones/Francophiles!


MONDAYS, 7:00pm: Vin et conversation (year round), Barriques, 127 W Washington Ave. This Monday group does tend to have more native speakers but all levels are welcome. Start time is technically 7pm but some participants tend to arrive a bit late (7:30ish). Subscribe to their email list sending a blank email to: join-francophiles@lists.wisc.edu.  You can also find them on Facebook.


WEDNESDAYS, 6pm: Dîner à la Maison Française (during the academic year).  Reservations necessary. Click on “Dining” above for more information.  REOPENING SOON – please check back for updates!


FRIDAYS, 12:15pm: Déjeuner à la Maison Française (during the academic year).  Reservations necessary.Click on “Dining” above for more information. REOPENING SOON – please check back for updates!