Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part to one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).


Thursday 15th: Sichuan Cuisine and Other Savory Aspects of L.A.

Thursday, some students from the Centre de Californie will talk about the daily life in L.A. they will make us discover the Chinese food which has been popular in L.A. for a while now, more specifically the Sichuan cuisine.

Chicken and chile

From Eater Los Angeles (
"It’s no secret that Sichuan cuisine has been gaining in popularity not only in East Asia, but across the United States. Even for those who haven’t encountered authentic Sichuan food, a passing familiarity with Chinese menus will offer, at one point or another, exposure to a dish at least derived from the cuisine of Sichuan province. Kung Pao Chicken, a mainstay of westernized Chinese cuisine and Panda Express menus everywhere, originated there relatively recently in the 19th century."

BDX-USA November Movie Selection

Dear all,

here is the selection of movies of the month. They are on display in the foyer of BDX-USA.

Celebrate Thanksgiving 2018 together on Nov 22th !

Delicious food, friendly people and always some wine,
it's what I call a successful merry-meeting !

 Time to book your seat for this American Tradition, more popular and important than Christmas !

November Potluck (8th of November)

It's time for our traditional-first-Thursday-of-the-month Potluck Dinner!

Please bring one or more of your favorite 'salé ou sucré' dishes and some drinks to share!

Potlucks are perfect to meet with our members, making new friends and chat in English in a very relaxed unformal atmosphere.

Thursday, October 18th : The Imaginary World of Origiful

In this talk, he wants to address the origins of video in San Francisco with Eadweard Muybridge and the early cinematic magic of Georges Méliès. From there he will talk about his development as a video artist, showing the connections to the past, how his own trials and tribulations in the US changed his path, and how he now ended up living in Bordeaux still making movies. This talk will have a lot of video clips and he will discuss both his inspiration and his techniques.

Ian Padgham is a video artist from San Francisco, California. He was the former social media manager for the San Francisco MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) and then the video producer for the social media company Twitter. Since 2013 he has been the head of Origiful, a social video company that produces short artistic videos for companies around the word. From the Olympics to the Tour de France, Sony, Disney, and music videos for country music stars he has made creative videos for just about evryone under the sun. In 2017 he moved his family to Bordeaux where they now live full-time. 

Thursday, October 11th: Dan Hall, Consul of the USA in Bordeaux and Brandon Pierce, France Desk Officer at the Department of State

Dear all,

On October 11th, BDX-USA is honored to greet the Consul fot he USA in Bordeaus, Mr. Dna Hall who will come along with France Desk Officer at the Department of State, Brandon Pierce.

Dan Hall

Brandon Pierce is a foreign service officer ‎working on the France and Monaco Desk in the State Department's Bureau of European Affairs. He previously served at embassies in Baghdad, Beijing, ‎and Abu Dhabi and speaks French, Chinese, and Arabic. Originally from Richmond, VA, Brandon is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied Economics and French. 

The United State Department of State (DOS) often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department that advises the President and represents the country in  international affairs and foreign policy issues. Equivalent to the foreign ministy of other countries, it was established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department.

The State Department building

We will discuss the American perspective on France among other topics and also we will explain what is at stake with the upcoming mid-term élections in the USA.

October Potluck - with the Students of the Centre de Californie

It's time for our traditional-first-Thursday-of-the-month Potluck Dinner!

This time we're Lucky to have with us the students from the Cenre de Californie.

Please bring one or more of your favorite 'salé ou sucré' dishes and some drinks to share, typical of France to welcome them!

(if you can't €10 into our Piggy bank will do)

Join-us at our premises at 7pm :-)

Potlucks are perfect to meet with our members, making new friends and chat in English in a very relaxed unformal atmosphere.