Culturethèque USA – Online Multimedia Library

We are happy to announce an amazing new membership benefit for the Alliance Française de Louisville. Introducing Culturethèque USA – an online multimedia library.

From your personal computer, tablet, or smartphone, access your favorite French magazines, view concerts and shows, listen to lectures, introduce children to French language and culture, and read e-books and comics. This service is FREE for all current Alliance Française de Louisville members.

How to create a new account?

  1. Visit the Culturethèque website.
  2. Click on “Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire”.
  3. Create your login – please use the first letter of your first name and your last name with no spaces as your username. (IE: jsmith)
  4. Choose Alliance Française de Louisville as your library.

French Websites

The Alliance Française USA:

L’Alliance Française de Paris:

Fondation Alliance Française:

Helpful Links

Linguistic holidays for women in France:

A one-on-one immersion experience in this lovely home located in the Dordogne region in France.

About Dot Com French site:
Homepage for the Laura Lawless /About Dot Com French language section. This contains info on books, courses, tapes, and links to lessons. Excellent daily grammar lessons, vocabulary lessons, and French quotes.

Français Interactif:
University of Texas at Austin launched this website which contains an online French text, grammar lessons, video and audio components.

University of Louisville Department of French:
Sometimes the best stuff is close to home. The UofL French department has a site loaded with good links.

Word Reference:
A free online multi-lingual dictionary with verb conjugator and forums

Photographs of Paris:

French TV:

Helpful Links for Children

Try MiniTFO:

“BookBox French” stories and “Monde des Petits” on YouTube:

French  Media

Le Journal Permanent:
Web version of the Nouvel Observateur

France Amerique:
American edition of Le Figaro for French expatriates

Courrier International:




Le Monde Diplomatique:

Paris Match:

Le Point:

France Today:

French Radio

France Info:
Listen to the latest breaking news from France via streaming audio.

Food & Wine Links

Le Relais:

Brasserie Provence:

Louis le Français:

La Chasse:

Chez Seneba
Spicy Senegalese cuisine from West Africa
4218 Bishop Lane

Culinary Websites

Patricia Wells:
Patricia Wells started out as the Paris restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune. Over the years, she has become something of a french culinary institution. She continues her food column in the Herald Tribune, but has added a website, a cooking school in Provence, a cooking school in Paris, and is the author of numerous books, including the famous Foodlover’s Guide to Paris. Her website features a list of top restaurant picks in Paris.  It’s always up-to-date, and it pays to check it when planning a Paris trip.

French Wine Imports

Marcus Brothers:

Marcus Brothers imports French wine and is based in Prospect, KY as well as Paris, France.

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