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, September 29th: From Cincinnatus to Cincinnati!

The Society of the Cincinnati, Inc. is a patriotic-hereditary society with branches in the United States and France, founded in 1783, to preserve the ideals and fellowship of officers of the Continental Army who served in the Revolutionary War.

Now in its third century, the Society promotes public interest in the American Revolution through its library and museum collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and other activities. It is the oldest hereditary society in North America.

Pierre de Boigne is a friend of the Society of Cincinnati that gave its name to the city we know (and not the way round as you may think).
Let's him speak about the history and the projects of the organization and learn from one of the descendants the role of the French who helped in the American Révolution.

M. Boigne, wine-maker, also owns Château de Pitray, a luxury bed and breakfast in the quiet countryside near Saint-Emilion.

Thursday, September 22nd: The Shuman Show

Tim Pike is the Englishman behind the Invisible Bordeaux blog which documents some of the lesser-known places, people and stories in Bordeaux.

He will be presenting the Shuman Show, a unique mix of words and music inspired by the life and career of the late Mort Shuman, the renowned American songwriter who penned some of the most recognizable melodies of the 20th century before he himself became a successful solo artist in France.

The show provides a fascinating and fun reminder of how many Mort Shuman songs have become part of our collective soundtrack, and uncovers a surprising link between the great man and the city of Bordeaux!

Thursday, September 15th: Bordeaux quiz

It must take many hours to discover all the secrets of Bordeaux. So join us for our "digital walk-through" of Bordeaux. 

We'll lead you from Quinconces to Place de la Comédie and stop at the Grosse Cloche and Porte Cailhau. Do you know what the king of France did to punish the denizens of Bordeaux? What frigthening figures lurked in St Michel or are you curious to discover who made -whatever you love it or loathe it - Meriadeck?
Well, BDX-USA will ask you to rack your brain thanks to our quiz to find out!

Thursday, September 8th: Have fun learning French

Andy, who's been living in Bordeaux for a few years now, will tell us how to learn French in an easy-going and amusing way.

Some of our members already know him since he played 1960's tunes at BDX-USA and at Paul's Place and also directed the off-beat comic play A Gift from Johnny.

From left to right: J.P., Daisy and Andy at Paul's Place

Andy used to be a professor at the University of Canterbury in the science department and whose job consisted in training professors how to teach. So he must know what he's talking about.

Of course, meeting a French local girl and make her a girlfriend may help learn a new language!

The Librarian's Choice: September's selection

Dear all,

don't feel chagrined summer is early over and enjoy uplifting and witty readings you can find in the BDX-USA library: a woman who finally finds herself during summer vacation, the witty account of England at the turn of the century and a collection of funny book reviews by Nick Hornby.

Thursday, September 1st: Potluck

Let's start the year with good food and good wine.

If your last name starts with a letter between A and F, please bring some sweet treats.

If your last name starts with a letter between G and Z, please bring side dishes such as veggies or salads.

As for drinks, of course red wines are always welcome, and for tonight please bring white wine, cider or a soft drinks.

Bastille Day 2016

After we dined on Irish loaf and almond cake from the Toque Cuivrée and homemade apricot clafoutis in the cozy main room of BDX-USA (displaying more French flags for the occasion) straight to the quays to watch the wonderful firework which, I heard an American from NYC tell it, is far more better than the 4th of July's Macy firework.
Well, the one of Bordeaux is clearly among the most gorgeous!