Thursday, July 29, 2010

Save the Date! Sept 19, 2010

Austin Museum Day is coming soon! Get ready to explore Austin museums as doors open for free admission and special programming on Sunday, September 19, 2010.

This event is sponsored by the Austin Museum Partnership and will include many Austin museums. Checkout their website for more information.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bastille Day Festival and Auction!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our annual Bastille Day Auction a success! From the Alliance Francaise D'Austin, the volunteers, George Vaught the Auctioneer, The South Austin Artist's Co-op, our many generous donors, and friends that bid on items - we wouldn't be the same museum we are today without your support!

Beverly, Steven, and Lauren, French Legation Friends and Volunteers, at the Silent Auction tables.

The South Austin Artist's Co-op Tent - many members of the co-op were gracious enough to donate original works of art to the auction!

Our first Live Auction! George Vaught graciously donated his time and auctioneer expertise!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Captain Benoni, Wanderer Extraordinaire at your service!

This morning we had an unexpected guest join us as we finalized our preparations for the Bastille Day Festival. We introduce to you Captain Benoni, Wanderer Extraordinaire

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bastille Day Auction July 17, 2010

Just a few of the items up for bid as a part of the French Legation Museum's Annual Silent Auction. The auction is a part of the Bastille Day Festival on the grounds July 17, 2010. All of the proceeds of the auction benefit the French Legation Museum.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

7/17/2010 Bastille Day Festival Silent Auction Update

We are happy to announce that the French Legation Museum has received many exciting items that will be up for auction as a part of the silent auction and live auction fundraiser! From cooking classes, museum and film passes, gift certificates to area restaurants, weekend getaways to Houston, Bastrop, and New Braunfels, to handcrafted jewelry and wines, we have a little something for everyone!

Our generous donors include:

Alamo Drafthouse
Artisan Bistro- Wine Bar, Bakery, and Catering
ART on 5th
Austin Museum of Art
Austin Parks & Recreation, Golf Division
Austin Steam Train Association
Paramount & State Theatre
Ballet Austin
Barton Springs Nursery
Bat City Awards
The Blanton Museum of Art
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Blue Dahlia Bistro
Boggy Creek Farm
Chez Nous, French Bistro
Cordua Restaurants
Cynthia L. Anderson, DRT FLM Committee Member
Esther's Follies
INNU Salon
Jim Beckett, artist
Jim Schmidt, craftsman
Justine's Brasserie
Kay and Connor McAnally and the Elm Street Inn
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Lone Star River Boat
Mexic-Arte Museum
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Myo Massage
Patricia Horridge, DRT FLM Committee Member
Pat Allred
Rebecca Hawener
Rockin' R River Rides
Round Rock Express Baseball Club
Tea Embassy
The Alamo
The Faust Hotel
The Herb Bar
The Oasis
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Wolfcreek Iron and Glass
Woodcraft by Paul Alvarez
As well as many other anonymous donors and Friends of the French Legation Museum

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 14, 2010 - Austin's Artisan Bistro Presents Bastille Day Celebration

Experience French Food, Music, and Culture in the Heart of Lakeway

Mention Independence Day to a typical Texan, and he’ll imagine fireworks, beers, and barbecue—but not Cesidio d’Andrea. To this transplanted French chef, now an Austinite, Independence Day means Bastille Day: traditional French food, music, and celebrations. That’s why he’s decided to throw a special Bastille Day party at his Lakeway restaurant, Artisan Bistro: to show the people of Austin a different kind of Independence Day.

Artisan, a French bistro, wine bar and bakery located at 900 Ranch Road 620S in Lakeway, will present a Bastille Day extravaganza on Wednesday, July 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Celebration will include live music, dancing, games (such as pétanque, a bocce-like lawn bowling game), food, wine, and setups from local vendors. Chef d’Andrea will present French cooking demos, and Artisan wine buyer Mike Bryan will hold a France vs. Texas wine tasting. The Bastille Day Celebration is open to Francophiles of all ages.

"People in France come together for Bastille Day in much the same way we do here for the Fourth of July—there are parades, parties, and festivals, and people eat, drink, and celebrate," d’Andrea says. "We want to share that spirit with the people of Austin."

To learn more, please visit or call 512.263.8728.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bastille Day Festival and Silent Auction!

In conjunction with the Alliance Française D’Austin (Austin’s French Alliance), the French Legation Museum invites you to an exciting night of Franco-Texan fun in Central Austin.

The Alliance Française D’Austin is hosting its fifteenth annual Bastille Day Festival on Saturday, July 17, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Historic French Legation Museum at 802 San Marcos Street, just east of I-35. $8 advance tickets available online at; $10 at the door; children under 12 are FREE.

Olivier Giraud and his band, Continental Graffiti, will entertain the crowd with retro French jazz alongside displays of all things French. Fine foods from Pascal’s Catering and Café Crepe, wine, and local beer will also be available at the event. All festival proceeds will benefit the Alliance Française D’Austin’s Frederique Moinard Scholarship Fund, which annually awards scholarships to area students. The French Legation Museum, under the custodianship of The Daughters of The Republic of Texas, will also hold a Silent Auction with original artwork, fine wines, weekend getaways, gift certificates to local restaurants and entertainment, museum memberships, and other fine items up for bid. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the French Legation Museum.
The Alliance Française d'Austin is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and develop knowledge of the French language and French and Francophone cultures, and to foster cultural, intellectual and artistic exchanges between the USA and France and French-speaking countries.

For more information online, please check …email the organizations at or
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