Friday, August 25, 2017

Next French Fair Saturday, October, 14th in Palo Alto


Mark your calendars!

The 12th French Fair will take place in Palo Alto at the Lucie Stern 
Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road) 
Saturday, October 14 th, 2017. 
                       10 am to 6 pm

Registration here: Adult 18+ $3     
Children Free   click on ink to buy your ticket
Tickets will also be available at the door cash only.  

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor : French Morning, leading online media for the French living in the United States.

Gold Sponsors:  French American School of Silicon Valley (FASSV)

                          Marylene Notarianni Real Estate

                          Drs Fella & Brian Benyammi, DDS 

Silver Sponsors

Donations for the Victims of the Wildfires

Our hearts go out to our neighbors in Northern California that are experiencing the devastating wildfires. The French Fair wants to support the victims. Bring your donations at the main entrance of the French Fair. We will bring them to those in need. GOODS ONLY, NO CASH OR CHECKS
Needed items: Personal Protection Equipment (Masks, latex gloves, etc.) Duffle Bags / Personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, baby wipes, soap, …)
Non-perishable food items (that don’t need to be cooked) / Baby Food / Diapers in all sizes / Blankets (all sizes) / New Socks /New Underwear/ Can Openers / Coloring Books / Coloring supplies / Dry and Canned Pet Food / Dog Bowls and food (Any bowls for food and water)

Program of the Day

10:00 am         Opening

All Day     Vintage French Cars Exhibition       Parking Lot

All Day    French music with DJ Lambda        Patio

10:00 am – 5:00 pm     Face painting            Theater Garden

11:00 am – 11.15 am   Toddler story time by Les Petit Livres          Front lawn

11.30 am – 12:00 pm   French singer Karima Bouaziz                 Patio

12.30 pm – 1:00 pm     French singer Virginie Marine & Cafe Croissant  Patio

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm       French Singer Karima Bouaziz                            Patio

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm       French Designers Fashion Show               Theater Garden

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm       Preschooler story time  by Les Petits livres        Front lawn

3:00 pm – 3.30 pm       French Singer Virginie Marine & Cafe Croissant   Patio

4.30 pm – 5:00 pm        French Singer Karima Bouaziz                             Patio

6:00 pm                         Closing

Lucie Stern Community Center was being remodeled last Spring so we are looking forward to exceptionally having the event in Fall after the remodeling.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A French Spring Market - Saturday, May 6th, 2017

A French Spring Market - Saturday, May 6th, 2017.
On Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, the French Spring Market will take place at the French-American School of Silicon Valley (FASSV) , 1522 Lewiston  Drive in Sunnyvale.
This is an event for the whole family with delicious French food, crepes, delicatessen, delicious chocolates and jams ... as well more than 20 French vendors, artists and artisans.  
Free admission - Outdoor event
Thank you to our sponsors: 

 Alliance Francaise Silicon Valley

 Calparrio - Travel Services

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Next French Fair Sat. March 19th 2016


Mark your calendars!

The 11th French Fair will take place in Palo Alto at the Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road) 

 Saturday, March 19th. 
                               10 am to 6 pm

On Friday, March 18th  we will have children activities in the afternoon and a music event in the evening.

Parisian Bistro, Comedy & Music Event 


               Clara Bijl, stand-up comic and DJ Lambda

                                    7 pm to 10:30 pm

                                GET TICKETS!

Click on the get tickets to buy tickets for the Friday event. On Saturday, the event is free but please get also your free tickets on the same page, this helps us keep track of attendance numbers. Thank you. 

The French Fair wants to thanks its sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsor 

Calparrio Travel Services   +1 (800) France2

Gold Sponsors 

Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley 

French American School of Silicon Valley  (FASSV)



Coming to the French Fair will give you a chance to enter our free raffle to win 
some very cool prizes:

Calparrio Travel Services  in partnership with Club Med will offer a land only all inclusive 7-night for 2 vacation in a dream location: Cancun, Punta Cana, Ixtapa, Sandpiper Bay, Turkoise or Columbus Bay. 

XL Airways will offer 2 return tickets Paris - San Francisco.

As well as other prizes offered by our vendors.

There will be some great prizes to win also on Talk 910 Radio on the Cory & Joel show starting 03/14 and announcements about the French Fair on 101.3 Star radio


Friday, March 18th

3:30pm-4:00pm: French Cooking Class #1 - register here
4:15pm-4:45pm: Atelier cuisine #2 - register here
For the kids 3 to 6 years old and their mom and/or dad. Funny activities, all in French! Enjoy a cooking class with Saveur Provence Personal Chefs Cathy & BeatriceYou will learn how to make 3 cake pops and will decorate them and bring them home (or eat them first!!)And while you will be waiting for your cake pops to get ready, you'll create your own Chef hat!
5:00pm-5:30pm: Story Time register here 
Come and listen to the French stories of Nounours & Veronique Participate to their adventures through songs, dances, stories and Chinese shadows! And come back home with your theatre and Chinese shadow created by... your child!
The classes are specially designed for kids to promote mental and physical health. The objective is to develop musical, motor and auditory skills.  They focus on building self-confidence and self-control. We use a wide variety of music including Pop, Hip-Hop, contemporary, Latin and more.
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm: Parisian Bistro Comedy & Music Event: get tickets 
35 minutes show with stand-up French comic Clara Bijl (most of the show will be in English)
Music and dancing with DJ Lambda
The show will start at 7 pm sharp! To attend you have to be over 21. 

Saturday, March 19th
10:00 am      Opening
                        French Citroen vintage car exhibition by Club Citroen all day (parking lot)
                        Balloons animals all day at FASSV booth all day (patio)
                        Face painting (theater garden)
10:30 am          Stories for Children (0 to 2 years) by Les Petits Livres(front lawn)
11:00 am          Catherine Vincenti French singer (patio)
11:30 am          DJ Lambda live French music (patio)
12:00 pm          Dance with Dances of the World Academy (front lawn)
12:30 pm          Catherine Vincenti French singer (patio)
01:00 pm          Preview of the "Magic Flute" by Hao Expression (front lawn)
01:15 pm          DJ Lambda live French music (patio)
01:30 pm          Stories for Children (3 to 5 years) by Les Petits Livres (front lawn)
02:00 pm           Dance with Dances of the World Academy (front lawn)
02:30 pm           Fashion Show featuring Ricochet, Cap ou pas Cap & (theater garden)
03:00 pm           Catherine Vincenti French singer (patio)
3:30 pm             DJ Lambda live French music (patio)
06:00 pm           Closing

Stay tuned, more information coming soon!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A French Holiday Market Nov. 14th in Los Altos

Flavors of France the organizer of the French Fair - A Day in France is launching its first winter event The French Holiday Market. It will take place in Los Altos on November 14th in Grant Park 1575 Holt Avenue from 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Next French Fair Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st 2015


Mark your calendars!

The 10th French Fair will take place in Palo Alto, 
Saturday, March 21st 
10 am to 6 pm

NEW this Year! We will have afternoon conferences and live music and dancing on

Friday, March 20th! See program below.

Get tickets

You will still be able to buy tickets at the door for the Conferences or the Live music/dancing event on Friday.

We are delighted to announce the visit on Saturday of the consul general of France in San Francisco, Mrs. Pauline Carmona. She will talk about what is the role of diplomats and consuls.

At the Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road 
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Free admission  


We will have some very cool prizes:

Calparrio Travel Services in partnership with Club Med will offer a land only all inclusive 7-night for 2 vacation in a dream location: Cancun, Punta Cana, Ixtapa, Sandpiper Bay, Turkoise or Columbus Bay. 

Raffle tickets for the grand prize are on sale on Eventbrite only.

The drawing will take place at 1:30 pm on Saturday at Calparrio booth at the French Fair.

Calparrio Travel Services in partnership with XL Airways offers also a trip for 2 to Paris. It can be won the week of the French Fair on Talk Radio 910

Raffle tickets for other prizes will be on sale at the French Fair/Flavors of France booth.

The French Fair wants to thanks its sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsor 

Calparrio Travel Services   +1 (800) France2

Gold Sponsors 

Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley and Alliance Francaise of San Francisco

French American School of Silicon Valley  (FASSV)


Friday, March 20th 
               2:30 pm to 5 pm                                 
Magdalena Chaland, psychologist, cross-cultural coach and writer, whose work focuses on the French speaking community living outside of their country of origin will talk about “Developing Nomadic Intelligence”. Living the experience of emigration is a paradox; it implies accepting change at the deepest level while maintaining a continuity in our identity. The particular ability to adjust to and find balance in an unfamiliar setting by accepting uncertainty, unpredictability and even a state of temporary ignorance is "Nomadic Intelligence".

Fabienne Slama ACC, BS, MS, certified life purpose andrelationship coach and hypnotherapist, will present her book “Renaissance Woman - A Feminine Midlife Crisis from Loss of Identity to Rebirth”, a wonderful toolbox helping women loss in their midlife crisis to reconnect with who they are and to create the woman they would like to be by changing inside out.

Bruno Ponsot,  French Chef  who worked at the world renowned Paul Bocuse Restaurant in Lyon as a pastry chef , did an externship at Gaston LenĂ´tre Patisserie in Paris and a summer season with Alain Ducasse,  he now works as a culinary instructor at the newly open International Culinary Center in Campbell. He will talk about French Cuisine, his experience working with world renowned chefs and will share and prepare one of Paul Bocuse’s recipes.

Live Music and Dancing 7 pm to 10 pm

French singer Sylvie Boisel, who has performed in France, Australia and the United States, will sing songs from the French classic repertoire as well as some of her own.
The French rock band Five Frogs and a Matador will be in Palo Alto with their now famous World Wide Tour "Today the pond, Tomorrow the world! Or may be the day after...". The group performs multiple French and international bands, including Telephone, Indochine, The Cure, Simple Minds, Greenday, Johnny Halliday, The Clash, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Cake... The band's name refers to its 6 band members, one Spanish and five French startuppers who decided after a tech-overdose to dedicate their life to sex, foie-gras and rock'n roll.

Let's Rock Together!!!

                                            Saturday, March 21st 
10:00 am         Opening 
                       French Citroen vintage car exhibition from Club Citroen all day
10:30 am         DJ Lambda, Live French music (patio)
                       Stories for Children (0 to 2 years) by Les Petits Livres (front lawn)
11:00 am         Sylvie Boisel, French singer (patio)
                       Comic Strip Workshop with Daniele Archambault (theater garden side)
                       Initiation to Pole Walking with Alexia Cornu (front lawn)
11:30 am         Catherine Vincenti, French singer. (patio)
                             Meet the French Consul Mrs Pauline Carmona (theater garden)
12:00 pm        DJ Lambda, Live French Music (patio)
12:30 pm        Sylvie Boisel, French singer (patio)
1:00 pm         Catherine Vincenti, French singer. (patio)
2:00 pm          Comic Strip Workshop with Daniele Archambault (theater garden side)
                       Initiation to Pole Walking with Alexia Cornu (front lawn)
                       DJ Lambda, Live French Music (patio)
                       Stories for Children Preschoolers (2/3 to 5 years) by Les Petits Livres (front lawn)
2:30 pm          Fashion Show with designers Ricochet, Valerie Sobel, Cap ou pas Cap, North 37 Design, Les Petits Carreaux & Elisabeth Michel-Meyrueix. (theater garden)
 4:00 pm         Comic Strip Workshop with Daniele Archambault (theater garden side)
                     Sylvie Boisel, French singer (patio)
                            Initiation to Pole Walking with Alexia Cornu (front lawn)
 4:45 pm        DJ Lambda, Live French Music (patio) 
 6:00 pm        Closing