AFGR Chapter News August

Members and Non members!

Our new membership year is beginning. This is an excellent time to consider renewing or joining Alliance Française de Grand Rapids.  Members should have received a Renewal of Membership Invitation recently, by email or postal service. If you haven’t, contact Ellen VanderMey at  We look forward to sharing in the many facets of French culture and language this coming year.

If you’re not yet a member, please join for a year and see what it’s all about. The membership fee is $25 for one person and $35 for a couple. Go to the "Join" page on this website where you’ll find the link for downloading the membership application. We hope to see you at our next gathering.

French classes starting in September

Refresh starts Tuesday, September 25 and Converse starts Thursday, September 27. Check back to the French Classes page for details coming soon!

Petanque Tournament August 19!

Remember to check the calendar for information on the August 19 Petanque Tournament at Sövengård's bocce court on Grand Rapids West Side. Remember, the food and drink are available through the restaurant only. For more information about what they offer visit their website right here.

And if you need to brush up on your throwing skills, check out the training video below!

French Book Club at Schuler's Bookstore September 18

Our next book club selection is the last book by Peter Mayle, My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now.  Peter Mayle passed away in January of 2018.

Many of you have probably already read or heard about his many books and films starting with his first, A Year in Provence.

We hope you get a chance to enjoy Peter's memoir and join us Tuesday, September 18 for our next discussion. 

Bastille Day 2018 Photos

Click on the image to see the entire album on Flickr - merci!

Bastille Day 2018

Petanque Training Video