Friday, January 20th 2023, at 6.30pm,

Le Roussillon by Michel Delcros (Lecture in French):

Michel Delcros, will focus on Le Roussillon, located in southeastern France. It is part of French Catalonia, featuring Perpignan as its former capital. Michel will describe Le Roussillon’s Catalan culture and traditions, historical monuments, and cuisine. He will also elaborate on Perpignan, which he calls: “Le centre du monde”. Michel is always full of good humor and “galejades” (tall tales) that you are bound to enjoy.

Location: Brook Hall Auditorium at Samford University 812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood, Alabama.

Friday, November 11th, at 6.30pm,

Ms Fatoumata Sidibe, a Belgo-Malian author, businesswoman, and former member of Belgian parliament for 10 years will give a presentation, in French, about:

“Afro-descendant(e)s et participation politique en Belgique: quels enjeux et quels defis?”

Her website: https://www.fatoumatasidibe.com/

Location of the lecture: Samford University in Brooks Hall, Room 134

812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood, AL

Friday, October 28th, 2022, at 6.30pm

“The Quebec Connection” by Marie Claude Fortin

This lecture will be held in French. Cette presentation sera en francais.

In the Brooks Hall Auditorium (first floor) at Samford University, 812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood, Alabama

Wine Tasting

On Friday, September 23rd 2022 from 6.30 to 8.30pm:

The Alliance is happy to host another wine-tasting at Greenwise, in Lane Parke, Mountain Brook at 1000 Jemison Lane.

All hors-d’oeuvre will be supplied by our organization because no food may be brought in from outside the store.

Members who have paid their dues may come at no cost, but if they bring a guest or if they have only an individual membership but want to bring a spouse/ partner, we will collect $20 per extra guest since this is an expensive event. We also must receive your firm RSVP by 9pm Wednesday, September 21 in order to know how much wine and food to purchase.

RSVP to jeanneclasse@gmail.com and put Wine tasting in the subject line.

Thank you very much. We hope to see you there.


–Thursday September 8th, 2022, at 6.30pm

“Restoring The Great Cathedrals of France Today: Notre Dame De Paris and beyond”

by Dr. Jennifer Feltman from the University of Alabama

Location: In the Brooks Hall Auditorium (first floor) at Samford University, 812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood. Alabama

This lecture is in English.

Come join us to enjoy the launching of the Fall Alliance francaise’s lectures.

Venez nombreux pour le lancement de cette nouvelle saison de presentations d’automne


——Past Lectures—–

Author Jane Gabin’s talk on her book “The Paris Photo” via Zoom.

“The Paris Photo” website

Date: September 23, 2021 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM Please email Jeanne Classé @ jeanneclasse@gmail.com for Zoom link.

Presentation on Johnny Hallyday and discussion of a few of his songs (Mary McCullough)


Date: May. 27, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM


Discussion of Daudet’s Le Curé de Cucugnan (Jeanne Classé)


Date: Apr. 29, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM


Presentation on the history of French music (Benlee Huguley)

history of French music

Date: Mar. 25, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM


La règle du jeu (1939) by Jean Renoir


Date: Feb. 25, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM Discussion

Available on YouTube for free or on Amazon Prime. Discussion at 6:30 (Mary McCullough). Please send Mary an email at memccull@samford.edu by 5:00 PM on Feb. 25 indicating that you wish to participate. She will send out a Zoom invitation link about an hour before the discussion will start.


Film Discussion: “La Belle et la Bête” led by Mary McCullough

La Belle et la Bête

Date: September 24, 2020 Time: 6:30-7:30 PM Online: Contact Jeanne Classé for online access


Reimagining Vessels: What Moves Us Across the Sea?

Date: Feb. 3, 2020 Time: 6:00 PM Location: University Hall 2005, map View Flyer


La Fête Nationale du 14 Juillet, Bastille Day Celebration

Date: Jul. 14, 2019 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM Location: Home of Melinda Shallcross 1610 Lanark Place Birmingham, AL 35223, map View Flyer | View Photos from the Event


Lafayette in Alabama

Date: Apr. 20, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Hulsey Center, Hulsey Recital Hall (1st floor), map View Flyer


Documentary Screening and Discussion of Le Choix de Théo with its Director Thomas Cauvin

Thomas Cauvin
Date: Jan. 19, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Hulsey Center, Hulsey Recital Hall (1st floor), map View Flyer

“WWII France, The Resistance, and The Role of the French Communist Party”

Julian McPhillips
Date: Sept. 21, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Hulsey Center, Hulsey Recital Hall (1st floor), map Historian Julian McPhillips will present a lecture in English in collaboration with the Alliance Française of Birmingham. Free and open to the public. View Book Cover

Archive of Lectures from 2007 to 2017