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French Cultural Services


About the French Cultural Services

The French Cultural Service office in Boston develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.

About Adeline du Crest, intern at the French Cultural Services.

Adeline du Crest currently studies International Relations and History at Wellesley College.


As a  Franco-American dual citizen, she is passionate about promoting cultural exchanges, and facilitating openness and understanding. An avid traveller, du Crest has had the opportunity to volunteer with local NGOs in countries such as France, the United States, and India. Her academic and professional interests focus more specifically on international security and defense.


She is also active in campus theater organizations, co-directing an innovative musical cabaret, which will be held in the spring of 2017, and having performed in the student-run production of A Taste of Honey, as well as the department production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. 

About Emmanuelle Marchand, the Cultural Attaché

Emmanuelle Marchand has been the cultural attaché at the Consulate General of France in Boston since September 2013. She is a career diplomat and entered the French Diplomatic Service in 2006.


Prior to her assignment in Boston, she was posted for three years as First Secretary at the Embassy of France in Tokyo. She also worked at the Quai d’Orsay in Paris as Officer in charge of Far-East countries at the Asia and Oceania Department and at the Cooperation and International Development Department, and also as Officer in charge of the program of invitations of foreign journalists to France (Asia and Oceania area) at the Communication and Information Department.


She is a graduate of the Panthéon-Sorbonne University (M.A., International relations) and of the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (B.A., Chinese Language and Literature, A.A., Japanese Language and Literature).

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