top of page
RD logo GLOW.tif

Rendez-vous Détroit

Celebrating Détroit's French History!


Rendez-vous Détroit is involved in many cultural activities

throughout the year.  Below is our 2023 - 2024 list of events.


Zoom meetings:  Zoom meetings will be available periodically on this website, held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. EST.  Meeting topics related to the French heritage of the Détroit River Region will be featured.

French Christmas at the Strait/ Noel Francais au Detroit:

Saturday, December 2, 2023, noon - 4:00 p.m. at Ste. Anne de Detroit, 1000 St. Anne St., Detroit, MI 48226.

Experience a walk through time as historical presenters portray the Christmas' past of Old French Detroit.  Tickets will go on sale on this website October 25.  Adults: $15, Students: $10, Children under 5 free.

La Marche du Nain Rouge:  Sunday, March 24, 2024, 1:00

p.m. -

French Novena at Ste. Anne de Detroit:  July 21, 2024, Noon Mass, followed by a French buffet in the upper church hall.


Détroit French History Cruise:  July 21, 2024, 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale in March, 2024.  

Rendez-vous Détroit:  to be determined


Rendez-vous Détroit s’implique en plusieurs activités

culturelles pendant l’année. En-dessous sont quelques-uns des évènements 2023 .

Sessions zoom mensuelles: le lien à la session mensuelle sera disponible sur ce site au début de chaque mois. Ces sessions zoom seront le troisième jeudi de chaque mois à 19h à l’heure de l’Est. Chaque session traitera un sujet d’intérêt du patrimoine français du détroit.  

La Marche du Nain Rouge dimanche le mars 24  2024 -

La Croisière Historique du Détroit:  Juillet 21, 2024, billets disponibles ici ……

French Christmas at the Strait Noël Français au Détroit
French Christmas at the Strait Noël Français au Détroit
Come and experience the Christmas' past of Old French Détroit, the memories and stories told by historical presenters of Détroit's French era. Held on the campus of Ste. Anne de Détroit, you'll journey through time and get a glimpse into the lives of Détroit's historic French community.
Dec 02, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Ste. Anne de Détroit - Parish Hall ,
2630 West Lafayette Detroit, MI 48216, USA


The French Novena at Ste. Anne de Detroit and the Detroit French History Cruise on July 23, 2023 was a meaningful and fun experience for all!


Sunday, July23,2023 was the day of the annual French Novena at Ste. Anne de Detroit.  The noon mass was attended by people of French descent or whose families once called Ste. Anne's their home parish.  The mass was followed by a wonderful buffet in the church hall which featured many French and French Canadian entrees and desserts.  To say the least, everyone was well-fed and happy!

Then it was time to take a boat ride for the Detroit French History Cruise on the Detroit River, the main highway of the 18th century.  Host John Cooper did an excellent job narrating the historical tour and pointing out all the French landmarks along the river route.

Between John's narrative, lively traditional French Canadian music was provided by Too Happy Voyageurs.


Next year promises to be just as much fun so mark your calendars now for the French Novena and the Detroit French History Cruise on Sunday, July 22, 2024.  Tickets will be available for sale on this website.

bottom of page