The World's largest cultural NGO

The biggest cultural network in the world

Founded in 1884 by influential figures such as Louis Pasteur, Jules Verne, Ernest Renan or Ferdinand De Lesseps, the Alliance Française has three purposes:

Promote the French language

Promote intercultural dialogue

Promote French-speaking cultures

Alliances in 131 countries

Students each year

French teachers

Fans on Facebook

Cultural activities / year

+20 million alumni

The Alliance Française seeks to promote, through intercultural dialogue, a better understanding between peoples and a spirit of cooperation through solidarity and mutual respect. All the Alliance Françaises in the world are non-profit associations sharing values of open-mindedness to others, respect for differences, humanism and tolerance. Its actions uphold political, religious and ideological neutrality.

President of the Fondation des Alliances Françaises
(the Alliance Française global network)

The Alliance Française is a non-profit organisation

The global network of Alliance Françaises is run by the Foundation of Alliance Françaises, whose board is particularly prestigious:



Former director of TV5Monde, director of programs for France 2, France 4 and Arte

Françoise NYSSEN

Deputy President

Former Minister of Culture


Deputy President

Former Rector of the Association of Francophone Universities

Meeting of directors of the Alliance Françaises
of France in Nice (January 2020)

1st Global Network…
…And 1st French Network

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