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Foie Gras Ban to be in Reinstated in California

Nouveau rebondissement dans la guerre qui oppose producteurs, restaurateurs et défenseurs des droits des animaux sur la Côte Ouest. Un panel de juge a obtenu le rétablissement de la loi, suspendue en 2015, qui interdit le gavage des oies. Le 29 septembre 2004, le Sénat californien approuvait la proposition de loi S.B. 1520 rendant illégal "le gavage d’un oiseau dans...

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Macron, the “Anti-Trump” at the U.N. General Assembly

Striking differences between French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump were evident once again during the pair’s individual addresses to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly that convened this week. Many American media outlets compared the speeches point-by-point to highlight the two leaders' contrasting ideologies. "France’s president urged world leaders to work together, while America’s emphasized nations’ own...

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A French-Language World Tour with TV5 Monde

Les 21 et 22 septembre, la chaîne francophone TV5 Monde embarquera pour un "tour du monde audiovisuel" sur le thème de la langue française telle qu’elle est parlée à Paris, à Montréal, à Vancouver ou à La Nouvelle-Orléans. Le Tour du Monde de la Francophonie commencera le jeudi 21 septembre à Paris à 13h (heure locale), se poursuivra au fil...

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Jamie McCourt to Become Ambassador in Paris

La Maison Blanche a annoncé mercredi soir la nomination de la femme d’affaires Jamie McCourt au poste d’ambassadrice des États-Unis en France et à Monaco. Initialement pressentie pour un poste à Bruxelles, la candidate choisie par Donald Trump prendra ses fonctions à Paris aussitôt sa nomination approuvée par le Sénat. Entrepreneur californienne, investisseur et développeur de projets immobiliers, Jamie McCourt cumule...

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Where to Eat French During NYC Restaurant Week?

Twice a year, some of New York’s finest restaurants open their doors to eager residents, curious cross-borough travellers and determined tourists during NYC Restaurant Week. Only during this mouthwatering 4-week period, from July 24 to August 18, will diners be able to sample all five boroughs’ culinary institutions with prix-fixe menus of $29 for lunch and $42 for dinner. This...

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What do Americans Know About Bastille Day?

Inspired by President Trump’s visit to Paris, Fox News went to the Jersey Shore and asked beach-goers questions about Bastille Day and French culture. The answers are, hum, interesting. Watch the video below to hear the answer to questions like "Who was Napoleon?", "What is your favorite French food?", and "Trump is in France commemorating the 100th anniversary of which war?"...

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Paris Rematch for Donald Trump

L’avion présidentiel Air Force One s’est posé à l’aéroport d’Orly, au sud de Paris, ce jeudi matin (heure locale). Donald Trump entend profiter de ce second voyage européen pour faire diversion de la polémique russe et laver l’affront de la « poignée de main ». Aussitôt à Paris, Donald Trump s’est rendu à l’ambassade américaine où il a salué « les liens entre nos deux pays »,...

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Remembering the “Freedom Fries” Episode in Washington

Nathalie Loiseau, former director of the French administration school and Minister of European Affairs in the recently-formed Macron government, spent five years in the United States working as the spokesperson for the French Embassy in Washington D.C. It was a trying time for relations between France and America. From 2002 to 2007, when American officials in Washington needed a French...

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Where to Eat French Cuisine During Chicago’s Restaurant Week?

July 10 to 23, 12 French restaurants in Chicago will be offering special prix fixe menus so that the public can sample their best dishes at affordable prices. The third edition of the city’s French Restaurant Week coincides with Bastille Day celebrations and meals will be offered for $17.89, $38, and 178.90 to echo France’s revolutionary year. Below is a...

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Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in the United States?

This year in the United States, celebrations of France and its national holiday can be found all over the country. Taking place on or around July 14th, the 228th anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in Paris and the annual celebration of French independence, cities around America will celebrate with events offering French food, games, music, and, in some...

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Where to Eat French Cuisine During New York’s Restaurant Week?

From July 3rd to 16th, 42 restaurants in the New York metropolitan area will take part in French Restaurant Week, offering a special prix-fixe menu for dinner and lunch to showcase the city’s diverse range of French cuisine. As a nod to the French revolutionary year and Bastille Day on July 14th, restaurants will offer menu options for the prices...

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A Message to American Entrepreneurs: “Come to France, We Love you!”

While on a trip to New York for the French Touch Conference, the French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Mounir Mahjoubi, reiterated Emmanuel Macron’s message to American entrepreneurs: “Come to France, you have a home here.” It’s become something of a tradition; the French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs has attended the French Touch Conference every year since...

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Where to Celebrate la Fête de la Musique in North America?

On June 21, 750 cities in 120 countries will participate in Make Music Day, or “Fête de la Musique.” Originating in France, this festival was created by French Cultural Minister Jack Lang in 1982 to be an annual celebration of music in its most welcoming form. Free for the public and open to musicians of any genre or skill level,...

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French Legislative Election: The Results of the Second Round in North America

The 200,179 French voters registered in the U.S. and in Canada have spoken. With some 79.73% of the total votes, Roland Lescure (La République en marche) has won the second round of the French legislative election. As a "député" elected at the "Assemblée nationale," he will represent French citizens residing in North America for the next five years. The North-American Results...

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Dinner in New York, Dessert in Paris

Air France is set to open a pop-up restaurant in New York to showcase some of the French cuisine it serves in-flight. As a final course, diners have a chance to win a flight departing immediately after the meal that will land winners in Paris for dessert. Eat dinner in New York and dessert in Paris. This dream could come...

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American Media on the French Legislative Election

Le 11 juin dernier se tenait le premier tour de l’élection qui choisira les 577 députés qui siègent à l’Assemblée nationale française et votent les lois. La presse américaine décrypte la victoire de La République en marche, le parti d’Emmanuel Macron, dont une majorité de candidats sont arrivés en tête des scrutins. Ils étaient peu à s’être déplacés dimanche dernier. Le premier tour...

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French Legislative Election: The Candidates Answer our Readers’ Questions

Jusqu’au second tour des élections législatives françaises, le samedi 17 juin, les candidats Frédéric Lefebvre (qui a récemment quitté le parti Les Républicains) et Roland Lescure (La République en marche) répondront aux questions des lecteurs de France-Amérique. Français en Amérique du Nord, quelles questions pratiques (logement, éducation, santé, assurance, fiscalité, entrepreneuriat, etc.) aimeriez-vous poser aux deux candidats, Frédéric Lefebvre et Roland Lescure ? Envoyez...

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A Monument in Honor of the Native American Soldiers of D-Day

A memorial stone was inaugurated in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in the Calvados département on June 5, 2017, to honor the Native American soldiers who died during the Normandy Landings on Omaha Beach in 1944. A chapter of history that deserves to be remembered. Almost 25,000 Native American soldiers fought in World War II. History (and Hollywood) have remembered the role played by Navajo...

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French Legislative Election: Candidate Frédéric Lefebvre Quits His Own Party

A moins de deux semaines du second tour de l’élection législative française en Amérique du Nord, le candidat Frédéric Lefebvre a annoncé son départ du parti Les Républicains. Le candidat a annoncé son départ ce jeudi matin sur France Info. « J’ai décidé de quitter Les Républicains », a déclaré le député sortant, à nouveau candidat pour la première circonscription des Français de l’étranger. « C’est une...

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French Legislative Election: The Results of the First Round in North America

The 200,205 French voters registered in the U.S. and in Canada have spoken. With 58.03% of the total votes, Roland Lescure (La République en marche) has won the first round of the French legislative election. He will face the outgoing representative Frédéric Lefebvre (Les Républicains) in the second round, on June 17th. The North-American Results Roland Lescure (La République en marche): 57.53% Frédéric Lefebvre (Les Républicains): 14.53% Clémentine Langlois (La...

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French Legislative Election (6/6): Returning to France

Les samedis 3 et 17 juin prochains, les Français résidant aux Etats-Unis et au Canada éliront leur représentant parmi dix-sept candidats. Jusqu’au premier tour, France-Amérique publiera une série d’entretiens avec les candidats sur des thèmes chers aux expatriés : l’éducation, la santé, la consultation politique, la fiscalité et le retour en France. Après avoir présenté les candidats et leurs mesures...