What we're about

Welcome to the Francofous de Pittsburgh Meetup Group. Our group organizes or promotes activities that include weekly conversation meetups, French-language movie showings, French-language dinners, cooking lessons in French, outings to hear opera or symphonic music of France, trips to the theater for English-language plays written by French authors, museum visits, French Scrabble game nights, and talks by experts on subjects related to the French-speaking world.

The goal is to promote the french culture in the wide sense (language, culture etc.) so that everybody is welcome to join. If you attend an old French-class long time ago and want to try to speak French again or just listen the language, you're welcome. If you do not speak French but would like to learn about the French wines and its cultures, that is perfects and you are welcome to join our wine tasting events ! The more we are, the best !

To join our group, we do ask for a few basics:

1) Please upload a profile picture so that we can recognize you. Our organizers can sometimes find you quicker than you can find them at crowded events. Walking up to strangers and asking if they are there for a meetup can yield some funny looks.

2) Please answer the profile questions so everyone can learn about the other members of our wonderful group.

3) We do everything possible to foster an open, encouraging and inclusive French language environment. Ideally, participants will have at least a rudimentary ability and desire to learn to speak this beautiful language. It is expected that French is used exclusively at certain events: weekly French conversation meetups. Beginners are always welcome also ! Of course, this is not mandatory and English people can join. However, this is better to speak english in cultural event (wine tasting, movies, etc.)

4) Our group is as good as its members and the activities it sponsors. If you hear of a French-related event in Pittsburgh or have an idea for an activity, please let one of the organizers know. We welcome interest in helping to organize/host events.

7) Out of respect to our organizers as well as the members attending a meetup, we do ask that you change your RSVP if you have to back out of an event. It is ideal if you can update 24 hours ahead, but if not, please contact the organizer (most will give their cell phone number to attendees, in case of changes). IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO POST A "NO" FOR EVENT ATTENDANCE, unless it is to show a change of plans.

Upcoming events (4+)

Bavarder en Français !

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J'espère que tout le monde va très bien et a passé une très bonne semaine ! Bavarder en française va continuer chaque samedi au café. S'il vous plaît joindre à nous pour l'occasion d'être ensemble et profiter encore une fois des conversations en français.
À bientôt j'espère !

Bavarder en Français !

Needs a location

J'espère que tout le monde va très bien et a passé une très bonne semaine ! Bavarder en française va continuer chaque samedi au café. S'il vous plaît joindre à nous pour l'occasion d'être ensemble et profiter encore une fois des conversations en français.
À bientôt j'espère !

14 Juillet / BASTILLE DAY 2022

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Le 14 Juillet est une fêtes principales du calendrier Français.
Beside the Military parades all over France, people will leisure all day since it's a paid Holiday. They will barbecue, cook, meet with their friends and families.
Villages and cities will organize fairs and balls, people will eat, drink and celebrate. They will dance all night. Fireworks will also be part of the night.

This year the Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh will invite us to celebrate "un 14 juillet à la Française" .
To be more convenient, it will be set on SUNDAY JULY 10th from 3PM to 7PM at a location I will communicate at RSVP.
It's a Pot Luck event, bring some dish and drinks to share.
Attendance is free, however the CFP will appreciate a small donation to cover the organizing fees and costs (shelter fee, alcohol licence (beer and wine), decoration and so forth...).
Games will be organized, expect some Pétanque tournament, a "Garçon de Café" race...
I will be your DJ for the event with music "like in France", the dance floor will be yours.
It will be set in a park, we have a shelter with tables and benches and BBQ.

Please RSVP through that page, to get the location.
For now, I'm setting a limit at 30 attendees, to see, please answer if you have a high chance of joining us. One guest per attendee. It's a family friendly event, kids don't counts as guests, but let me know if you have some of your own.

Message me to have more information and if you need or can offer a ride to the event. Count 18 minutes from Squirrel Hill, or 8.5 miles. The Highway is the shortest/fastest way to get there. There are no convenient bus rides.

Bavarder en Français !

Needs a location

J'espère que tout le monde va très bien et a passé une très bonne semaine ! Bavarder en française va continuer chaque samedi au café. S'il vous plaît joindre à nous pour l'occasion d'être ensemble et profiter encore une fois des conversations en français.
À bientôt j'espère !

Past events (968)

Bavarder en Français !

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