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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).

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THURSDAY'S GATHERINGS

Every Thursday, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Bordeaux-USA offers you a one hour's talk in English about a large range of topics, followed by a discussion over a glass of wine.

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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 and some drinks to share!


Thursday, June 8th: Le Corbusier, his life, his work
Our guest this evening, William Héraut, will speak about the architect Le Corbusier. He will focus on his training and his first projects in Switzerland.

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.

This is a neighborhood that was created to house the workers of the sugar plants. It was a daring kind of housing project in those days.

Close-up of the model of the Cité Fruges. You can visit one of  the houses seen here that became a museum.

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

Finally, we'll learn how UNESCO recognized his work and how Le Corbusier influenced 20th century architecture and urbanism. 
A leather and stainless steel modernist sofa designed by Le Corbusier in 1928


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


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


According to the author, Dominique Farget, reading her books is like plunging into a strange world and going on a journey through History where you find surprising places and people.

Her thrillers will allow you to go back in time, discover long forgotten civilizations and explore unsuspected worlds that intertwine and finally merge. Visit her website here.

Thursday, June 22nd: 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 Fall 2017. They will offer English immersion activities using the principles of love of learning, tolerance, diversity and inclusion.

Visit their website here.

Thursday, June 29th: Surprise, Surprise!
The only thing we can say is that 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!