- PLIOS...RUSSIE...VILLE PARTENAIRE DE HONFLEUR 2016
- WÖRTH AM MAIN...SOUS LE POMMIER DE HONFLEUR
- WÖRTH AM MAIN...725EME ANNIVERSAIRE...DEFILE HISTORIQUE
- WÖRTH AM MAIN...725EME ANNIVERSAIRE...ALTSTADTFEST
- INAUGURATION A HONFLEUR...
- 7 MAI MAYPOLE DANCING...
- CANCAN DANCING (II)
- 7 MAI...CANCANS...FRENCH CANCAN...CANCAN...
- 6 MAI...CHARTWELL
- 5 MAI...ASHFORD DESIGNER OUTLET CENTRE
- 5-8 MAI...HONFLEUR VISITE SANDWICH...ARRIVEE PORT DE DOVER
- CHECK IN...CHECK OUT...TCHEKHOV...LE COMITE SUR SCENE...
- WÖRTH AM MAIN...LE POMMIER DE HONFLEUR
- TRENNFURT...MUSIKFEST...FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
- HONFLEUR...BURLINGTON...RECEPTION EN MAIRIE DE HONFLEUR
- HONFLEUR - BURLINGTON : CHAMPLAIN
- VIE MARITIME....
- Libération de Honfleur
- Séjour à Visé
- Un drapeau honfleurais.....
- Wörth AM MAIN : 10 ANS D'AMITIE - FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
- Séjour à Sandwich
- Venue des scouts du Vermont Troop 602
- Accueil d'un groupe d'étudiants américains
GLÜCKLICHES NEUES JAHR
HAPPY NEW YEAR
C Новым Годом !
Le sapin de noël réalisé avec les décorations de nos villes partenaires.
Les membres du bureau lors de l'Assemblée générale
Les membres du Comité lors de l'Assemblée générale du 9 décembre
"РОССИЯ 24-ИВАНОВО. ИНТЕРВЬЮ. Азеева Г.Т. от 5.12.16
Visite au Musée Eugène BOUDIN
Réception en Mairie -
Don d'une statue d'Erik SATIE en présence de
Michel LAMARRE Maire de Honfleur - Alexandre ORLOV Ambassadeur de Russie en France - Galina AZEEVA Présidente du Fonds Russe pour la Paix (Oblast d'Ivanovo) et Vladimir SUROVTSEV sculpteur.
Vladimir SUROVTSEV et sa sculpture d'Erik SATIE
A l'occasion de Thanksgiving qui a eu lieu hier aux Etats-Unis, vous trouverez ici l'histoire "vraie" de Thanksgiving par Art BUCHWALD...qui explique aux Français ce qu'est Thanksgiving...Maintenant vous saurez ou.............sourirez !!!
One of our most important holidays is Thanksgiving Day, known in France as le Jour de Merci Donnant.
Le Jour de Merci Donnant was first started by a group of Pilgrims (Pèlerins) who fled from l’Angleterre before the McCarran Act to found a colony in the New World (le Nouveau Monde) where they could shoot Indians (les Peaux-Rouges) and eat turkey (dinde) to their hearts’ content.
They landed at a place called Plymouth (now a famous voiture Américaine) in a wooden sailing ship called the Mayflower (or Fleur de Mai) in 1620. But while the Pèlerins were killing the dindes, the Peaux-Rouges were killing the Pèlerins, and there were several hard winters ahead for both of them. The only way the Peaux-Rouges helped the Pelerins was when they taught them to grow corn (mais). The reason they did this was because they liked corn with their Pèlerins.
In 1623, after another harsh year, the Pèlerins’ crops were so good that they decided to have a celebration and give thanks because more mais was raised by the Pèlerins than Pèlerins were killed by Peaux-Rouges.
Every year on the Jour de Merci Donnant, parents tell their children an amusing story about the first celebration.
It concerns a brave capitaine named Miles Standish (known in France as Kilometres Deboutish) and a young, shy lieutenant named Jean Alden. Both of them were in love with a flower of Plymouth called Priscilla Mullens (no translation). The vieux capitaine said to the jeune lieutenant:
“Go to the damsel Priscilla (allez très vite chez Priscilla), the loveliest maiden of Plymouth (la plus jolie demoiselle de Plymouth). Say that a blunt old captain, a man not of words but of action (un vieux Fanfan la Tulipe), offers his hand and his heart, the hand and heart of a soldier. Not in these words, you know, but this, in short, is my meaning.
“I am a maker of war (je suis un fabricant de la guerre) and not a maker of phrases. You, bred as a scholar (vous, qui t’es pain comme un étudiant), can say it in elegant language, such as you read in your books of the pleadings and wooings of lovers, such as you think best adapted to win the heart of the maiden.”
Although Jean was fit to be tied (convenable très emballé), friendship prevailed over love and he went to his duty. But instead of using elegant language, he blurted out his mission. Priscilla was muted with amazement and sorrow (rendue muette par l’étonnement et la tristesse).
At length she exclaimed, interrupting the ominous silence: “If the great captain of Plymouth is so very eager to wed me, why does he not come himself and take the trouble to woo me?” (Où est-il, le vieux Kilometres? Pourquoi ne vient-il pas auprès de moi pour tenter sa chance?)
Jean said that Kilometres Deboutish was very busy and didn’t have time for those things. He staggered on, telling what a wonderful husband Kilometres would make. Finally Priscilla arched her eyebrows and said in a tremulous voice, “Why don’t you speak for yourself, Jean?” (Chacun a son gout.)
And so, on the fourth Thursday in November, American families sit down at a large table brimming with tasty dishes and, for the only time during the year, eat better than the French do.
No one can deny that le Jour de Merci Donnant is a grande fête and no matter how well fed American families are, they never forget to give thanks to Kilometres Deboutish, who made this great day possible.
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As both the Americans and the French would say, magnifique! Here is another reason why we should be thankful for Art Buchwald.
French Reading and Writing Class for Bilingual Kids (ages 6-10) This class is designed to help children who speak French at home achieve academic French fluency, with a focus on reading and writing. We’ll start with letter and word recognition, study the different letter clusters and combinations, and go on to reading and writing whole sentences. The class will be led entirely in French and is meant for children who already speak and understand oral French.
8 Week Session Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00pm October 19 through December 14 (No class November 23) $160 non-members ($300 for 2 siblings) $144 members ($260 for 2 siblings) Enrollment maximum: 6
Join us for cocktails and great company . For this edition, Micheline and Adrienne will welcome you!
FREE for members. $4 cover charge for non-members. Alliance Française
October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm