About AF

The Alliances Françaises network

The Alliance Française was created in 1883 in Paris under the aegis of Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin and Jules Renan.

Today, it is the leading cultural network worldwide, with 820 establishments in 137 countries on all five continents. Each year, 500,000 people, of all ages, attend Alliances Françaises to learn French and more than 6 million people participate in their cultural activities.

The network is coordinated by the Fondation Alliance Française.