AUPDC: The American University of Paris Alumni Chapter of Greater Washington, DC
AUPDC: The American University of Paris Alumni Chapter of Greater Washington, DC

French Cultural Events in the DC Area

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

"... is interested in new and challenging ideas that will bring French and American people together in creative collaboration." Learn about French-related events in the DC area and news about other French cultural offerings, such as books, music, film, TV, and visual and performing arts. Visit:

Alliance Française
2142 Wyoming Ave, NW,
See the Alliance Française web site for information about upcoming events that focus on French artists, authors, movies performers, and wine tastings. The Alliance also offers French classes for all levels of experience.

The French Wine Society

1666 K Street, NW,
"Your passport to French wine enjoyment and education"
Please check their web site for details about upcoming educational events and tastings (including France vs the U.S. or World contests).


If you're looking for an opportunity to enjoy a variety of outings while practicing your French, check out the meet-up group, French Language and Culture in Northern Virginia, at

French Radio and Television

Radio France International
Broadcasts in French, Monday to Saturday, 7:00-9:00am, on WUST, 1120 AM. Visit their web site to listen over the Internet, 24 hours a day.


SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Here are some of the channels that broadcast in French:

  • 163 - Chansons: Francophone “chansons” music channel plays the biggest Quebec and French artists from around the world.
  • 162 - CBC Radio 3: The place to discover the best new Canadian indie music first.
  • 164 - Attitude Franco (Sirius subscribers only): An new alternative channel bringing you the best in emerging French Canadian rock, alternative and pop.
  • 166 - Franco Country: 100% francophone and Canadian country-folk music. Listen to the biggest country hits, plus genre inspired emerging artists from the new country folk scene.
  • 170: Premère - Radio-Canada news and information; distributing national news, information and programming to all regions of the country.
  • 174 - Influence Franco: Discover brand new and emerging French music discoveries from Canada, through new studio releases and live concert recordings.


Free Mobile Apps

  • FrenchRadio: Many selections by station or genre. Download from the iTunes App Store.
  • France TV and Radio: Watch live TV, movies, videos, or listen to live radio or recorded music. Download from the iTunes App Store.


An international, French-speaking network that broadcasts commercial-free programming in the U.S., including subtitled films, news, sports and documentaries. Visit their web site to find out how to receive TV5 through your cable or dish network.


The first French international news channel to broadcast on a 24/7 on two channels, one in French, one in English. Visit Comment recevoir la chaîne ? to find out how to receive FRANCE 24 over the Internet or through your cable or dish network.


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