Café Français

  • Location: Main Building
  • Dates: The 1st Friday of the month
    • The October Café Français will be held on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 as part of SugarFest from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM instead of its regularly scheduled time.
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE

The Café Français is normally held the first Friday of the month, but for the month of October, this gathering will be held at our annual sweet celebration of the sugar cane harvest. This year, we will be welcoming our Acadian cousins from around the globe as SugarFest has been named a part of the international Grand Reveil Acadien celebration. In addition to our usual conversations en Français, join us for Bourré card games, Cajun and Zydeco dance lessons provided by Belle Heritage, a display of coton jaune from Acadian Brown Cotton of Louisiana, traditional folk life demonstrations, a craft making station for constructing noise makers for Tintamarre manned by West Baton Rouge Genealogical Society and Louisiane-Acadie, and live entertainment. Cajun music and dance demonstrations will be performed by Country Cajuns, Cajun Roots, Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, and Les Danseurs de la Capitale. 

The Café Français is a gathering held at the West Baton Rouge Museum on the 1st Friday of every month, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. The Museum hosts this program as part of its cultural offerings, for those who speak French, are learning French, or simply support the French language and culture in Louisiana. Speakers of any dialect and any skill level are welcome. It is open to the public and free of charge. Each meeting features a topic to spur discussion.  There is always coffee and a little something sweet to eat, and music is often provided by those in attendance. 

Le Café Français est un rassemblement au West Baton Rouge Museum, qui a lieu le premier vendredi du mois, de 13 heures à 15 heures. Cet événement est organisé pour ceux qui parlent français, pour ceux qui apprennent le français, ou simplement ceux qui soutiennent la langue et culture française en Louisiane. Quels que soient le dialecte et le niveau de compréhension, tous sont bienvenus. C’est gratuit. À chaque fois, on présente un sujet stimulant pour la conversation. Il y a toujours du café et des collations, et il y a souvent de la musique jouée par les membres.