La Maison Française located at Nazareth College is both a residence hall as well as a staple of French culture in the Rochester area. Each year la Maison Française welcomes up to 12 students interested in French language and francophone cultures as well as those hailing from francophone countries.

This spacious converted mansion also serves as a meeting place for Le Cercle Français (the French Club), L'Alliance Française de Rochester (AfR), as well as many stand alone events for Rochester-area Francophiles. Cultural dinners, conversation groups, lectures, movies, or exhibits are among the countless events offered by La Maison each semester.

French Language Courses

La Maison Française offers Café Conversations held by French speaking students. La Maison Française also offers children's classes.

Film and Lecture Series

Each year the French program in conjunction with La Maison Française is proud to present a film and lecture series.

Living at the French House

The French House offers a very different experience from living in a dorm. It's a home away from home. Time at the French House deeply transforms the lives of student residents who develop a special bond with international students from France and the warm, friendly environment they cultivate!

If you are a Naz student interested in living at the French House, Dr. Mireille Le Breton, mlebret5@naz.edu, to learn how to apply.

French Choir

The French House is proud to sponsor the Franco American choir (aka the FA choir), composed of Nazareth students, faculty, and staff, as well as Rochester community members. The French choir meets regularly every semester to enjoy singing in French and other languages, and to offer performances for the Nazareth and Rochester communities.

Upcoming Events

Check out the Naz event calendar. Our annual events include:

  • The annual Poetry and Music Competition for Peace and Justice
  • Café Conversation and Déjeuner Conversation in French
  • Art Exhibits
  • Multicultural Noël Celebration
  • Annual Film and Lecture Series
  • Traditional Breton Dinner and other Cultural Dinners
  • Cooking Classes