On January 15, 2023, the St. Louis-Lyon Sister Cities Committee lost a great friend. Together with her late husband Jacques, Odette Chicoineau created a legacy of sharing the French way of life with her adopted city of St. Louis, MO. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
France will host this year’s Rugby World Cup from September 8 to October 28 with 5 matches scheduled in Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious cooking competitions, Bocuse d’Or crowned its new champion on January 23. Held at the Salon International de la Restauration, the top prize was awarded to the Danish team led by head chef Brian Hensen.
Yep, there’s nothing like Mom’s cooking, especially in Lyon. Since the 2nd century B.C., Lyon has been dishing up homey cuisine to both travelers and locals. By the 18th century, bouchons run by Lyon’s Mothers were making their mark on the city’s cuisine. With a goal of not wasting anything, inferior meat cuts were elevated along with the bouchons’ reputation for producing refined yet hearty fare.
If you believe snacking is a high art and you keep French bakeries and wine merchants on speed dial, we want to talk to you. Although our yearly membership gathering is postponed, we looking for volunteers to help us plan next Goûter.
We are looking for volunteers to help develop a civic dialog program with citizens from St. Louis and Lyon who wish to learn how to cultivate compassion for others who hold opposing points of view.
Do you Francophile with the best of them? Are you a savant at general French knowledge or just can't resist trivia in any form? Oui, then WE WANT YOU! Volunteers are needed to help us put on our French trivia night.
In addition to the municipal ties between St. Louis and Lyon, our committee partners with commercial, cultural and educational organizations that foster our region's French connections.
More is not just merrier, it makes an impact. Volunteering is considered the ultimate exercise in democracy, and we have several programs to keep you engaged. Find a program you like!