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French For Fun Highly recommends Canoe Island French Camp

While attending a Language Conference in San Diego, I learned about Canoe Island French Camp. That summer, my son Robert had to check it out. Curious myself, I went along for a couple of days....It was so beautiful, we both felt in love with the area., the camp, the people.... It was summer 2010.

Here is a picture of Robert (16 at the time). With that picture, I was receiving his first letter.


The following year, Robert returned to French Camp as a Junior counselor and helped with maintenance, working mostly outdoors, which he loves.

Thanks to Connie, Joseph and all the wonderful people who make this camp experience EXTRAORDINAIRE, Robert is now a Junior at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

Last year, Arielle who grew up at French For Fun, embarked for Washington to attend French Canoe Island Camp. Needless to say, she felt in love with the place, the people, and will be returning this coming summer.

At right is a picture of Arielle as a little girl, taking French at French For Fun in Lafayette, CA loving all our activities, lessons, her French Friends...and her as a teenager, speaking fluent French, meeting new French Friends in French Camp on the Orcas Islands....

GENIAL ! Tous les enfants qui aiment le francais devraient avoir cette chance.

~Madame Catherine

Whether your child is a beginner in French or has been attending French immersion school, they will find their right place at Canoe Island French Camp. From the first “Bienvenue” as they step onto the dock to the last A bientôt as we wave goodbye, they will be immersed in the language to their ability. Morning classes are at five levels from débutant to avancé with a native French instructor and a French-fluent American instructor leading every class of 6-10 campers.

For More Camp Information, Visit: Canoe Island French Camp Web Site

Bastille day in Lafayette

Reaching out to the community ...French For Fun is always interested in promoting and/or participating in events organized by the francophone/francophile community of the San Francisco Bay Area and introducing our young students to the many faces who speak french all around them.

French is not a school activity -- it is a world language! With a béret on, or a glass of wine...every one speaks French! Make sure to tell us if you hear of an opportunity to get together en français..

Our very own Mme Isabelle and her husband Jeff perform throughout the Bay area and beyond. Jazz with a French twist. For more information, visit

Isabelle and Jeff

For years Madame Jolivet Johnson has been using Christiane Lelaure's songs and music in her programs with the children. Christiane is a troubadour who wandered from France to California some 30 years ago humming a tune or two. To find out more about Madame Christiane her school in Petaluma and how you can purchase her CDs and tapes please visit her website:

Christiane LeLaure

Gerard Delahaye

Gérard Delahaye
Gérard Delahaye on MySpace

A poet, a composer from Bretagne whose songs truly appeal to children from everywhere. Highly recommended by French For Fun.

Deux Forchettes

Chevalier RestaurantChevalier Restaurant was recently featured on the November issue of Diablo Magazine as one of the ten best restaurants in the San Francisco East Bay. Philippe has also earned "2 fourchettes" by Le Guide Michelin.

French Language Newsletter: Laura K. Lawless writes a free weekly newsletter about the French language. You can read it online, or sign up to receive it by email. Visit to check out Laura's most recent edition. Laura Lawless is a freelance translator, and the author of seven books about language: four French and three Spanish.


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from Montreal, Quebec
Native language - French
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Eve St-Pierre  
Joie de Vivre

Joie de Vivre, offering hundreds of regional products imported from France, since 1989.

My name is Suzanne Sutton, owner of Artémis en Provence. I met Catherine Jolivet and her group of students from the Bay Area in June 2010 when they visited Okhra, Le Conservatoire des ocres et de la couleur, where I'm working. Born in Oakland, educated in Berkeley, I've been living in France since 1973 and in Provence since 1990. If you plan to visit Provence, you are welcome to stay at my gîtes (rentals). In addition to my rentals, I also guide, teach English, and translate. Warm wishes from Provence! Suzanne

Crepes Ooh La La (a Creperie)
1548 Locust Street
Walnut Creek, CA
Tel: 925.944.5790

Café Lamorinda
A French conversation group for Francophones in the Lamorinda area.
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La Boulange
3597 Mt Diablo Boulevard

le journal français des États-Unis.

French American Flags

French Parents
Le premier réseau d'échange des parents francophones et francophiles futés.

A competitive, reliable, full-service firm that offers all the benefits of a larger agency, but with the personal attention only possible with a smaller one. Specializing in corporate travel.
Jean-Pierre Lahondere, Travel Director
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Atelier Emmanuel is one of San Francisco's finest boutique salon & day spas. Located next to Union Square, with sweeping views of the city.

The most versatile line of Charcuterie in the United States! The finest in high quality gourmet All Natural Pâtés, Mousses, Rillettes, Sausages, Saucisson Sec, Cured & Smoked Meats & Other Gourmet Specialties.

The French Artist Club
Artistic French greeting cards, calendars and more…located in Oakland, CA. Contact Barbara Antle, 510-206-8622 or email

Kiss That Frog is a French theme base importer located in Berkeley, CA. Specializing in ceramics, glassware, home décor, accessories with a French twist, from Provence to Paris.

Patti Varrelmann, CEO
Female fashion for golf and active lifestyle. Elegant, beautiful, yet relaxed resort wear.

Organic cream-top French-style artisan yogurt crafted in small batches in Sonoma county. Available in the Bay Area at various farmer's markets & Whole Foods supermarkets.


Weekly calendar of events of interest to francophones and francophiles of the Bay Area, offering info on cinema, art, theater, music, conversation groups, classes, internship opportunities, jobs, restaurants, French-language T.V. and radio, and more.

Le Réseau International des Professionnels Francophiles.

French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, Suite 450, 703 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2135, (415) 442-4717

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3381 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, Ca 94549
Phone: 925.283.9822

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