W&C: BISTROTS! AN ICONIC FRENCH INSTITUTION (April)

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W&C: BISTROTS! AN ICONIC FRENCH INSTITUTION (April)

 BISTROTS! AN ICONIC FRENCH INSTITUTION


Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25

The same conference is offered three times at The French Class:

Monday, April 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Like strikes, fast trains or beaujolais nouveau, bistrots are identified with the French. They have become a unique way of life. From the late 18th Century to our blighted fast-food era, the bistrot or eatery offering a full bar, comfort food and continuous service for a reasonable price, has been a place for relaxation, conversation or seduction. Discover, through works of art, the history of famous literary cafés, such as the Procope, made famous by Benjamin Franklin, Diderot, Voltaire and Verlaine; the fashionable Café Tortoni, loved by the dandy, the demi-mondaine, and Manet—a common setting in novels from Balzac to Proust; the Flore, or the Coupole associated with Montparnasse and Hemingway, or the Deux Magots in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, immortalized by Sartre and Beauvoir in the heydays of existentialism.

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