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).

PIC NIC 2017



Thursday, June 29th: Puzzling riddles (Can you get out of a pyramid and lots more...)

You'll take an active part in the talk raking your mind to find solutions to puzzling scenarios. And of course we'll have fun, nibbles and drinks too!

Thursday, May 22th: La Petite Ecole Bilingue

The Petite Ecole Bilingue de Bordeaux is part of the Stewart International School network and promotes an educational program that has been used for 40 years in Paris and London.

Based on 4 cornerstones: social development, academic success, thinking globally and caring for emotions the school will open in Bordeaux in the Fall 2017. They will offer English immersion activities and teach love of learning, tolerance, diversity and inclusion.

Visit their website here.

Thursday, May 15th: Dominique Faget, a Bordeaux author (In French)

"It's about fantastic thriller, adventure novels and historical accounts".

According to the author, Dominique Farget, reading her books is like plunging into a strange world, doing a journey through continents and History and make you discover surprising places.

Her trillers will you make you turn the time back, meet vanished civilizations and explore unsuspected worlds that intertwine and finally merge.
 Visit her website here.

Thursday, June 15th at 5:00 - Book Club: Children Act by Ian McEwan

Dear all,

come and join us to discus Children Act written by Ian McEwan. The British author was nicknamed "Ian Macabre" after the publication of his first two Gothic short stories (The Cement Garden and the Comfort of Strangers). Later he won the Man Booker Prize with Amsterdam in 1998.

Two of his novels were adapted for the cinema: Enduring Love and more recently Atonement, starring Keira Knightley.

Thursday, June 8th: Le Corbusier, his life, his work

 Our guest William Héraut will speak about Le Corbusier and what he did as an architect. He will focus on his training and his first projects in Switzerland.

Then we'll hear about his reasons for moving to Paris, part of which was to join the "Mouvement Moderne". It was at that time, for instance, that he built the "Cité Fruges" in Pessac.

The "Cité Fruges" is a neighborhood that was created to house the workers of the sugar plants owned by M. Fruges. It was a daring kind of housing project in those days.

Close-up of the model of the Cité Fruges. You can find it in one of the house you can see that became a museum.

But Le Corbusier was not only an architect but also a sculptor, a furiture designer and a writer.

Finally, Wiliam Héraut will tell us how the UNESCO recognized his work and what is Le Corbusier's  influence in 20th century architecture and urbanism.

A leather and stainless steel modernist sofa designed by Le Corbusier in 1928

Thursday, June 1st: Potluck

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
some drinks to share!