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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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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: 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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Montreal Celebrates its 375th Anniversary!

Joyeux anniversaire, Montreal! The Quebecer city was founded 375 years ago, and is celebrating by pulling out all the stops to offer its residents a panoply of cultural events. On May 17, 1642, a group of priests, nuns, and French settlers founded the village of Ville-Marie on an island in the Saint Lawrence River. The village took the name of...

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A Timeless Piece of the City of Light for 200 Euros

The padlocks on the Pont des Arts bridge were removed in 2015 because they were weakening its structure, and will now be sold at auction on Saturday, May 13, in Paris. A timeless piece of the City of Light for 200 euros. Going once…! Going twice…! Any couple finding themselves in the French capital would traditionally attach a padlock to the balustrade on...

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French New Yorkers Toast France’s President-Elect Emmanuel Macron

Champagne flowed amid applause at Cafe Tallulah in the Upper West Side, New York City on Sunday. There, French expats and tourists alike celebrated France’s newly elected president Emmanuel Macron. More than 100 people bunkered in the restaurant's basement lounge for a watch party hosted by En Marche! New York, the local branch of the movement Macron launched in April...

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

The 202,000 French voters registered in the U.S. and in Canada have spoken. With 66.1% of the total votes, Emmanuel Macron has won the second round of the French presidential election and will become the eighth president of the Fifth Republic. He will be in office for the next five years. The U.S. Results Emmanuel Macron: 92.26% Marine Le Pen: 7.74% Participation: 44,35% The Canadian Results Emmanuel...

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French New Yorkers Politick and Picnic En Plein Air

Through picnics in Central Park and political meetings, French voters in New York are campaigning for Emmanuel Macron. The clock at Café Tallulah's basement lounge struck 2 p.m. — a strange time for a café party. But the people gathering there on the Upper West Side were eyeing a different clock than most New Yorkers — the one in Paris. Surrounded by French...

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May Day, a Tradition Born in the U.S.A.

Did you know? In France, America, and many other countries across the world, May Day is celebrated on May 1 in homage to a bloody labor demonstration in Chicago in 1886. Chicago was the industrial capital of the United States in the late 19th century, and the workers’ union movement was beginning to take root. On Saturday, May 1, 1886, some...

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Who’s Your French President?

Who would you vote for in the final round of the French presidential election? Pretend you’re French and choose wisely! The French presidential election is now down to two candidates: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. Considering the unsettling parallels between the recent American election and the current French election, France-Amérique invites its American readers to weigh in. Check in soon for the results! Please note, your...

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“Dramatic” Voting Conditions for the French Presidential Election

In a letter addressed to the French Foreign Affairs and Interior ministers, a U.S. representative for the French community abroad condemned the “dramatic” voting conditions for the first round of the French presidential elections. Frenchman Damien Regnard has been a New Orleans resident since 1996, and was elected to be a delegate of the Assemblée des Français de l’étranger in 2009....

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

The 119,773 French voters registered in the U.S. have spoken. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face off in the second round of the presidential elections next Saturday, May 6th. Here are the results of the first round. The U.S. Results Emmanuel Macron: 51.13% François Fillon: 26.14% Jean-Luc Mélenchon: 9.90% Benoît Hamon: 5.44% Marine Le Pen: 5.01% Nicolas Dupont-Aignan:...

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Who’s Your Favorite French Candidate?

Who would you vote for in the French presidential election? Pretend you're a French citizen and cast your ballot! Last Sunday, John Oliver appealed to French citizens, urging them to learn from the United States' experience and cast their ballots in what is an incredibly influential election. Considering the parallels between the recent American and French presidential elections, France-Amérique invites its American...

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French Citizens in the United States Rally for the Presidential Elections

Almost 120,000 French people living in the United States have registered to vote on Saturday, April 22, in the first round of the French presidential elections. The French embassy in Washington has called it an “unprecedented” turnout. Three days before the first round of voting, a queue has formed along Fifth Avenue in front of the French consulate in New...

French Presidential Elections Under American Influence

Sponsored Content: Our American friends often ask if Donald Trump’s election has any repercussions for the French Presidential election. We are inclined to say no, because the elections in each country are mainly internal matters, little influenced by what is going on outside.  Still, the question is a bit more complicated, because we are seeing a slow and gradual increase...

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A Springboard for the French Open Makes a Stop in Florida

A selection stage for the Roland Garros Junior tennis tournament will be held in the United States for the first time this year. The event will bring together 32 American players under the age of 18, in Boca Raton, Florida, from April 19 through 22. Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros is a selection stage for the Roland Garros Junior tournament, and is held every year...

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Comedian John Oliver Warns French Voters Against Marine Le Pen

British comedian John Oliver went to great lengths on HBO last Sunday to explain the importance of the French election to an American audience. The comedian reminded us that, with Brexit and a wind of nationalism sweeping across the Old Continent, the French election may very well seal the fate of the European Union. “The fate of Europe rests in...

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The French-American Business Awards Return to the West Coast

California entrepreneurs take note! The 4th French-American Business Awards (FABA) will take place in San Francisco on May 25. Applications for the Start-up of the Year Award will be open until April 23. Created in 2013 by the French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco (FACCSF), the French-American Business Awards (FABA) is an annual competition which rewards francophone businesses and...