very special Thank You to the artist
You can see more of his artwork at:
native of Belgium, Fred Jamar has been
passionately painting for the
last 50 years.
Bienvenue à l'Alliance
Française de Charleston!
The Alliance Française was
first established in Paris
in 1883 with the aim of promoting French language and culture around the
world. The Federation of Alliances
Françaises in the United
States was founded on March 4, 1902.
One of 1,135 chapters in 138 countries, Alliance Française
de Charleston was founded in 1960. Its
300+ members represent the mingling of two groups: a French community
seeking to stay connected to their French heritage and an American community
interested in experiencing French culture.
The Alliance sponsors annual celebrations such as the
Beaujolais Nouveau in November and Bastille Day in July, and offers French
language instruction, get-togethers featuring regional French foods, cooking
classes, a French book club, French film club, petanque (lawn bowling)
games, a knitting club, and a bridge
The chapter also meets and entertains visitors from France and assists members in planning their
travels to France.
Membership is open to the community, and knowledge of the French language is not required.