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).

Annual Independence Day Picnic

JOIN our Annual Independence Day Picnic - 50 years of Bordeaux-USA > BOOK YOUR SEAT NOW !

Independence Day Picnic - June 30th 2019


Thursday 20hth: F. Douglass - First Self-made Man by N. Ralantoaritsimba (Part 2)

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Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 1818– February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and stateman. 

After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. 

In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.

Nirina Ralantoaritsimba, English teacher and writer of the novel Nous sommes les ancêtres de ceux qui ne sont pas encore nés, will talk about the life and fight of an African-American figurehaed of the abolitionsit movement.

Sunday June 30th: Annual Independence Day Picnic - 50 years of Bordeaux-USA with Bordeaux So Good

Dear members,

This year is very special for Bordeaux-USA, we celebrate our 50th anniversary and on this occasion an exceptional Annual Independence Day Picnic is organized with Bordeaux So Good on Sunday June 30th 2019 at 12h sharp. We will be located in Jardin Public in the heart of Bordeaux. Tents are provided in case of rain.

The President's June Newsletter

If you don't know Bordeaux-USA and would like to discover it, feel free to come to one of our events once or twice on any given Thursday (doors open at 6:30). We will answer all your questions after which you can decide if you'd like to become a member of our association.

A Note from the President


I have to admit...Summer is my favorite season. For me, it's time to be outdoors more often and to indulge in a bit of a slower pace. However, this month we're still busy at Bordeaux-USA creating some exciting events to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Like our...

Thurday 13th: Let's Go to Tokyo

Jocelyne and Andrée will tell us all about their trip to Japan.

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June, Thursday 6th - 5:30: The Book Club Discussion - "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes

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Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they navigated the girl drought of gawky adolescence together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they swore to stay friends forever. Until Adrian's life took a turn into tragedy, and all of them, especially Tony, moved on and did their best to forget.
 Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. The unexpected bequest conveyed by that letter leads Tony on a dogged search through a past suddenly turned murky.

June 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 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.

May, Thursday 23rd: Wine & Cheese Evening

Wine & Cheese Discussion. Bring your favorite cheese and wine or non-alcoholic drink to share. We'll have some fun topics to discuss.

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