Friends of French Studies Upcoming Events

Friends of French

Spring 2023 

  • Beginner/Advanced beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Classes began in late February and will continue through April.  Contact our instructor, Shawn Braud, if you are interested in joining a class in progress or future classes.  She can be reached at
  • Our next Happy Hour Française will be held on Monday, March 20, from 5 to 7, at Bistro Byronz on Government St.  We’ll be celebrating le mois de la francophonie.
  • There will be a Meet and Greet Board Meeting in April.  (Date and location to be determined.) 

Summer 2023 

July 14, 2023 
Bastille Day Celebration    

Fall 2023 

Fête Champêtre:  Our Annual Fête Champêtre will be held in November. (date and venue to be determined) 

Fete Champetre

Join this Saturday!
For the Annual Friends of French


at the
West Baton Rouge Musem
845 N Jefferson Avenue
Port Allen, Louisiana 70767

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Complimentary Tours of the Museum
Music by Cajun Roots
Catering by Louisiana Bayou Bistro
French Bread courtesy of Tout Va Bien

$40 per ticket for Friends of French Members
$50 per ticket for Non-Members

Register Online Here

A printable RSVP form can be found here

Renew your Friends of French Membership here

Email with any questions!

West BR Museum



The Regional Council of Brittany, France invites you to an evening to

Celebrate the cultural links between
Brittany & Louisiana

French House
4023 Highland Road
LSU Campus
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5:00-7:30 p.m.

Two leading actors of the Breton traditional musical scene, Thomas Moisson and Roland Conq, will share elements of fest-noz music letting audiences step into Brittany for one evening.

There will also be a screening of the documentary film, “Copains Comme Cajuns”, which explores the surprising similarities between Louisiana and Brittany
Watch the Trailer
RSVP by emailing


French Studies building


"Parlez-vous Français? Oui!" quote with notebook and pencil

Parlez-vous Français? Oui!

The Friends of French at LSU
is excited to announce its 
Fall Conversation Course offerings!


Intermediate/Advanced Level Conversation Class:
Will meet on Tuesdays starting October 11
from 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM in Room 433 Hodges Hall on campus
The dates are as follows: 
Oct 11, 18, Nov 1,8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6
(There is no class on October 25 due to the Brittany Delegation event.)

Beginning Level Conversation Class:
Will meet on Mondays starting on October 17
from 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM in Room 443 Hodges Hall on campus
 The class dates are as follows: 
Oct 17, 31, Nov 7,14,21,28, Dec 5

The fall session includes 8 classes at a cost of $80.

We are pleased to welcome Shawn Braud as our new instructor.  Shawn is currently teaching French in Central and is passionate about the French language.  Her classes will focus on conversation skills but Shawn is happy to tailor the sessions to accommodate the objectives of the class participants. 

Note:  The LSU gates open daily at 4:30 and free parking is available in the front and back of Hodges Hall.

For Questions and to Enroll
email Sandy Hubbard at 

Spring 2021

February 3, 2021

Eduoard Glissant Anniversary Event

February 11, 2021

Virtual Annual Dinner and Meeting

March 2021

Graduate Student Association Conference

April 2021

Awards Ceremony

Summer 2021

July 14, 2021

Bastille Day Event

Fall 2021

October 2021

Fête Champêtre