Community and Fellowship

"The French House is a great place to make new friends while simultaneously learning."--Danielle Duff 2016


Meet Incredible Guests

When special visitors come to campus, they attend receptions at La Maison Française and meet with our residents. Our guests have included authors, filmmakers, and political figures from Canada and from France.

Café Conversation

La Maison Française hosts a weekly conversation hour. Topics of conversation have included:

  • American and French stereotypes
  • French pop music
  • French cuisine
  • Famous French artists
  • Francophone regions of the world
  • Holidays and traditions in France
  • The popular game of Loups-Garous, where players are secretly assigned to roles of loup-garou (werewolf), a la sorcière (the sorceress), la voyante (the psychic), le chasseur (the hunter) and les villageois (villagers). Players race against the clock to discover who is the loup-garou before villagers are eaten. Loups-Garous is similar to the American game of Mafia.

Soirée Cinéma

We gather to have a French Film Night about twice a month. Here are some of the films we have enjoyed recently:

  • Le hérisson (The Hedgehog, 2009)
  • Persepolis (2007)
  • Et soudain tout le monde me manque (The Day I Saw Your Heart, 2011)
  • La doublure (The Valet, 2006)
  • Les femmes du 6e étage (The Women on the 6th Floor, 2010)
  • Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement, 2004)
  • Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game, 1998)
  • Entre les Murs (The Class, 2008)

Cultural Events

Residents enjoy a variety of special events, including excursions to the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Ballet, and other French events throughout the region.

We also host cultural dinners for guests at La Maison Française, including some of our favorite French specialties:

  • un dîner de crêpes
  • un dîner parisien
  • la raclette
  • la fondue
  • la cuisine créole
  • le dîner de Noël