Friends of French Studies Past Events


The 2018 Annual Meeting and Dinner was held at The Club at Union Square on January 24, from 7:30-10:00 pm. It was preceded by a Cocktail and ceremony where the Consul Général de France in New Orleans Vincent Sciama awarded the badge of l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques to Chair of the French Department and outgoing President of the Friends of French Studies, Adelaide Russo. 



The 2017 Fête Champêtre was held at the West Baton Rouge Museum on November 12, from 12:30-3:00 pm.

Group 2017

Bienvenu Pierre de Pontabla - August 2016

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Reading by Fabienne Kanor - 2016

Friends of French Studies at LSU and the Center of French and Francophone Studies hosted an Interpretative Reading by author Fabienne Kanor




Fête Champêtre - 2015
Friends of French Studies at LSU and L’Assemblée Française will jointly host our annual Fête Champêtre at the home of David and Connie Norwood in St. Francisville on Sunday October 11, 2015 from 1 to 4 pm.

The house of the Norwoods



"The Paris of My Dreams"
Guest Speaker: Dr. J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English at LSU



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Fête Champêtre - 2014

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Friends of French Studies celebrated the annual Fête Champêtre at Lejeune House in New Roads, LA. Friends joined us from 1pm to 4pm as we celebrated the beautiful Louisiana fall weather on the grounds of the unique Creole house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and enjoyed the shade of the Samson Oak,  a 300 year old registered live oak. 

Lejeune House in New Roads