Québec Government Office in Boston

In March New England Speaks French!

On the occasion of the Francophonie Celebrations in New England, the Québec Government Office has teamed up with its francophone partners to develop a rich cultural program.

Throughout the Mois de la Francophonie, we invite you to participate in the events and meet those who take pride in promoting francophone cultures and the French language.

For the full calendar of events throughout New England visit the New England speaks French website.


Check out what is happening in your area!

The Québec Government Office in Boston and its partners are proud to introduce the program of the
Mois de la Francophonie 2017 !

Teen success Aurélie Laflamme on tour!

Writer India Desjardins and actress Marianne Verville are on a tour to present Le Journal d’Aurélie Laflamme all around New England. A bestseller, Aurélie's story was taken to the big screen in 2010 and quickly became a blockbuster amongst teens.

Aurélie's story: Aurélie feels all alone in the universe. The situation is critical when you are fourteen years old and have just gotten into a fight with your best friend. On top of all of this, if you have a mother who never understands anything and has a serious crush on your school’s headmaster, well then… If only Dad was here… Between joy and sorrow, successes and failures, love and friendship, we follow Aurélie as she finds her very own place in this universe.


French teachers: special events for French classes in Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

Check out the tour dates and locations here.

Movie screenings and book discussions

March 9

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Brookline Booksmith

The two Québec artists, India Desjardins and the Marianne Verville, will discuss the novel with you.

The discussion will end with the screening of the movie at the Festival du film francophone. 


March 11

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm | French Cultural Center, Boston

Come to the French Cultural Center for the projection of Le Journal d’Aurélie Laflamme and participate in the discussion with Québec writer India Desjardins and young actress Marianne Verville.



Voyages en Francophonie

Voyages en Francophonie is a fun filled family event with food stalls and stands representing francophone countries, you will have plenty of fun traveling the francophone world with friends and family!



Franconnexions conference

March 20 | University of Vermont, Burlington

A conference highlighting the historical, cultural and economic contributions of French Canadians from Québec  to Vermont and New England. Following the last panel a special Francophonie flag raising ceremony and reception will take place in downtown Burlington.

Registration is $40 which includes breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and invitation to the reception.

Student Paper competition

The conference is hosting a student paper/poster competition highlighting student research related to Québec/New England relationships and issues. 


Le Vent du Nord on tour!


March 29

8:00 pm | Iron Horse,
Northampton, MA


March 30

7:00 pm | Club Passim, Cambridge, MA


March 31

7:30 pm | The Strand Theater, Rockland, ME


April 1

8:00 pm | Belleville Roots Music Series, Newburyport, MA


April 2 | 8:00 pm | One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME          Tickets


Francophone Film Festival

Coolidge Corner Theater | $9 | Thursdays in March | 7 pm

Québec, France, Switzerland and the Rhode Island International Film Festival are teaming up for the Francophone Film Festival!

Un Juif pour l’exemple

March 2 | Switzerland


Le Journal d'Aurélie Laflamme

March 9 | Québec


Nuit du court métrage

March 23

More details to follow

Polina, danser sa vie

March 30 | France





Les mauvaises herbes

March 9 | Museum of Work and Culture, RI   Info


Henri Henri

March 13 | Gendron Franco Center, ME   Info

March 25 | Museum of Work and Culture, RI  Info


Le goût d'un pays

March 3 | Saint Michael's College, VT Tickets

March 26 | Museum of Work and Culture, RI Info


Embrasse-moi comme tu m'aimes

March 26 | Saint Michael's College, VT  Tickets


La passion d'Augustine

March 8 | Gendron Franco Center, ME Info

March 18 | Museum of Work and Culture, ME Info

March 24 |Saint Michael's College, VT   Tickets



March 11 | Museum of Work and Culture, RI  Info



Là où Atilla passe

March 8 | Saint Michael's College, VT Tickets


Chasse-Galerie : La Légende

March 4 | Museum of Work and Culture, RI   Info


Sneak peek of other Francophonie events in New England

March 10
Fête de la Francophonie des écoles, Lexington
Bouillon de Lectures : Canadian literature, French Cultural Center, Boston
March 20
Boston Celtics Franco Night, TD Garden, Boston
March 25
Dictée francophone, Lycée International de Boston with Boston Accueil
March 14
Francophonie reception in Maine, Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston
March 15
Franco-American Day, Sate House, Augusta
New Hampshire
March 10
Fête de la francophonie 2017, Merrimack Valley High School
Rhode Island
March 23
Francophonie ceremony, State House, Providence
March 20