On July 14, 2021, Bastille Day was back at the Center! Ok, so there was no block party on Marlborough Street but we did hold a fabulous in-person event at La Voile in Brookline to celebrate all things liberté, égalité, fraternité. Over 100 guests joined our team and the team at La Voile, led by Jérôme Bergère, for games, face painting, music, dancing, eating, drinking, and celebrating.

We hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane. Don’t forget to join us for our upcoming events and classes to relive Bastille Day all year long!

Members of the FCC team welcoming our party-goers
Bienvenue from Jérôme et Clémence !


Barbara Bouquegneau, President and Executive Director of the French Library, gives a welcome speech to the guests.

Bonjour ! We’re always happy to meet new friends

Enjoying the upstairs at La Voile Brookline


Bastille Day is for all ages!

Santé !

Nothing but smiles


The rosé was flowing!

We had a beautiful evening to celebrate outdoors.

Plenty of family fun at the event- JENGA and face painting.


What was YOUR favorite part of the night?





Natalie Collet

Former Membership Manager

From the Midwest, Natalie is a Francophile at heart. Her interest in French started when studying ballet and​ the language and culture entranced her through her student years.​ She became involved with the - Alliance - in the suburbs of Chicago after she spent an unforgettable year teaching English in a French high school near Bordeaux. She is happy to join the team in Boston and work with the members to provide them with unique opportunities​, ​quality programming​, and a community through French!

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