La Maison Française at Nazareth College is both a residential hall for students and a cultural center in the Rochester area. As a residence hall, la Maison Française welcomes 12 students interested in the French language and Francophone cultures each semester.

The building also serves as a cultural meeting place for Le Cercle Français (the French Club), for L' Alliance Française de Rochester (AfR), and for Francophiles in the Rochester community. Movies, dinners, lectures, theatrical readings, or exhibits are scheduled every Thursday evening, unless otherwise noted.

Annual events include   

  • Franco American Choir rehearsals and concerts
  • Art exhibits; Poetry and Music Competition for Peace and Justice
  • Café Conversation in French; Déjeuner-Conversation in French
  • Multicultural Noël celebration; Mardi-Gras party
  • Trip to Montréal
  • Maison Française thematic lecture & film series with a focus on Business, Political Science, History, Culture and Literature in Africa and the French-speaking world
  • Traditional Breton dinner; Around the World cultural dinners
  • Theatrical readings; cultural diversity celebrations



Candide Carrasco

Candide Carrasco

Professor of French
Golisano Academic Center 389


4245 East Avenue
Rochester NY, 14618-0900
Phone: 585-389-4637 / 650-644-8600


French events

Dec 1
2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest October 30–December 1, all day
Dec 8
2nd Salon Artistique: Hip Hop and Jazz Culture 7 – 9 p.m.
Jan 14
Film Series: J'ai Tue Ma Mere 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Jan 28
3rd Salon Artistique 7 – 9 p.m.
Feb 11
Film Series: Lillies 7 – 9 p.m.
Feb 18
Film Series : Tom a la ferme 7 – 9:30 p.m.
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