Café Français

  • Location: Main Building
  • Dates: The 1st Friday of the month
    • The March Café Français will be held on March 17th instead of the normal 1st Friday of the month.
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE

The Museum will host its monthly Café Français on March 17th, 2023, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Please note that, although the Café Français is normally on the first Friday of the month, the month of March is an exception! 

The March Café Français will feature a special guest speaker, Melissa Bonin! Ms. Bonin is an artist, poet, lyricist, and French speaker who is well-known for her paintings of Louisiana landscapes and her support for the Louisiana French language and culture. Her art may already be familiar to West Baton Rouge Museum patrons from her paintings that were featured in the museum’s past exhibits Evangeline: Evolution of an Icon and Water Trails of the Atchafalaya. Ms. Bonin will present some of her poetry as well as discuss the role of French in her art.  

The Café Français is a gathering held at the West Baton Rouge Museum on the 1st Friday of every month, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. The Museum hosts this program as part of its cultural offerings, for those who speak French, are learning French, or simply support the French language and culture in Louisiana. Speakers of any dialect and any skill level are welcome. It is open to the public and free of charge. Each meeting features a topic to spur discussion.  There is always coffee and a little something sweet to eat, and music is often provided by those in attendance. 

Le Café Français est un rassemblement au West Baton Rouge Museum, qui a lieu le premier vendredi du mois, de 13 heures à 15 heures. Cet événement est organisé pour ceux qui parlent français, pour ceux qui apprennent le français, ou simplement ceux qui soutiennent la langue et culture française en Louisiane. Quels que soient le dialecte et le niveau de compréhension, tous sont bienvenus. C’est gratuit. À chaque fois, on présente un sujet stimulant pour la conversation. Il y a toujours du café et des collations, et il y a souvent de la musique jouée par les membres.