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 Lenôtre 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 


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