Welcome Coffee for the French Associations

On Wednesday 12 February, many francophone associations in Melbourne attended the traditional “Café de la Rentrée” organized by France Accueil Melbourne, French Assist, the Bastille Day French Festival and the Union des Français de l’Etranger (UFE).

More than 70 people gathered at the French Honorary Consulate for this event. On this occasion, the two newcomers from the Alliance Française of Melbourne and the French Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI), Johanna Durand and Flavie Sauve introduced themselves to the community.

Jane Gilmour, Pt of Bastille Day French Festival with her team. From l. to r. : Sonia Boukenine, Jane Gilmour, Annie Tuckwell, Sabine Dejey, Catherine Cardinet

Anne Eiglier, President, with a microphone in hand presented the Melbourne Accueil team.

The team of French Assist with Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie . From l. to r. : Serge Thomann, Catherine Cardinet, Jean-Paul Esnault


Mrs Danièle Kemp, consular consellor, talked about the importance and the longevity of the French-Australian friendship

Overall, it was a beautiful, happy morning, much appreciated by all! Congratulations to the organisers for a great event!