The time you have all been waiting for has arrived! The doors at 53 Marlborough Street are open again. On May 6 and 7 we thanked our members for their support by hosting three celebrations to reacquaint them with the Center. While enjoying sparkling wine and munching on French treats, staff was there to greet and update the attendees on the significant improvements we’ve made over the past two years. Friends found each other once again and learned about the exciting updates to membership and programming at the Center.

We hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane and hope to see you au Centre soon!

The outside of 53 Marlborough Street
Our beautiful new staircase- extended to the basement!


President and Executive Director Barbara Bouquegneau and Chairman of the Board Steven Galante

Guests enjoying the evening


Catching up in the ballroom

Speeches in the new reception space

  Members who signed up for our text circle got a special tote bag and the chance to win a domestic ticket on Delta Airlines. New membership programs were announced for the fall as well.



Our young members enjoying storytime with our librarian Sonia Jacobson at the Saturday morning event.



Masako Yotsugi delights the guests with her beautiful sounds on the Center's piano

What are you excited to come back to at the Center?





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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Story time is back!

Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00 AM To 11:30 AM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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Barre en français: October Sessions

Exercise your body and your vocabulary online!

Monday, October 3, 2022 9:00 AM To 10:00 AM

Improve your health and your vocabulary during our online barre classes in French!

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Wine Seminar

French Library Wine Seminars | Bourgogne: Mise en Place

in-person, educational tasting in English

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Discover the basics of grapes, classification levels, sub-regions, and geography of Burgundy in the first seminar of our French Library Wine Seminars series.

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