Discover our new exciting French classes 2019/2020
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We are proud to take part again this year in the 14th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.
With a motto Investigate – Participate – Celebrate, the Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds across all age groups, abilities and interests.
@1.30 – 2.15pm
BORDEAUX – A VIRTUAL VISIT
Join Matthieu Nivard for the first in a series of talks from staff at Alliance Française de Cork during festival week. Matthieu takes you on a virtual walk through the southern city, exploring Bordeaux’s famous landmarks, tense history, speciality food, rich culture & famous faces. Une vrai experience française not to be missed!
LUNCHTIME TALK: BEYOND PARIS
An in-depth look into two lesser known, but equally beautiful & interesting, French cities: Tours in the Loire Valley & Caen in Normandy, by natives from each area. Explore the food, history, monuments, culture & more of these dynamic & vibrant cities. Talk by Alliance Française teacher Marie Thevenin & Cultural Assistant, Anousha Bonnemaison.
@1.15pm – 2pm
LUNCHTIME TALK: STRASBOURG
Discover the frontier city of Strasbourg from a native. Situated on the French/German border this vibrant city blends
French & German architectural & cultural influences. Hear about the famous Christmas Market, the speciality food of the region.
@2pm – 2.30pm
LATE LUNCH TALK: EXPLORE PADUA
Join Marina Oracolo, Padua native, to explore that venerable Italian city as she recounts its deep & illustrious history. Padua is home to one of Europe’s most prestigious universities & is rich in culture. Learn why it is known as the City of the Cafe without Doors, the City of the Saint without a Name, and the City of Meadows without Grass.
@1.30pm – 2.15pm
LUNCHTIME TALK: THE CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE
Uncover aspects of the French Renaissance through the châteaux of the Loire Valley in central France. Examine the history & geography of French castles, and learn the histories of their past residents.
Hosted by Alliance Française de Cork teacher, Léonie Tauron.
Places limited, booking preferred.
Contact Emily Noble 431 0677 or email email@example.com
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