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The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle Orléans, is one of the leading providers of French language and culture education in the New Orleans area. A member of the international network of Alliance Française chapters, located in over 100 different countries, the AFNO is a part of the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world.

Our mission

Promoting knowledge and appreciation of the French language and Francophone cultures in New Orleans since 1984.

We teach French

The Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orléans follows the official program built by the Council of Europe called The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

"I love my AFNO membership because it gives me the opportunity to unabashedly engage with my love of French language and culture. Early in my language learning experience in college I struggled with confidence, but AFNO encourages you to simply try and to have fun! Put your best foot forward and reap the rewards. It is impressive how much you learn and improve when you're enjoying yourself! Merci beaucoup, AFNO !"
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*POSTPONED* Ciné-Club en plein air: L'Armée des ombres
*POSTPONED* Ciné-Club en plein air: L'Armée des ombres

Due to the city's COVID-19 response and reversal into Phase 1, we have taken the decision to postpone this event to a later date. New date: TBA.
If you purchased a ticket, we will be in contact with you soon.

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The French-American Journeys of Josephine Baker
The French-American Journeys of Josephine Baker

Join Ilana Navaro, director of the documentary “Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening,” in conversation on Zoom with Pamela Druckerman.

How did a poor black girl from Missouri become the queen of Paris, before joining the French Resistance and then adopting twelve children to create her own utopian “Rainbow Tribe”? Ilana Navaro will talk about Josephine Baker’s life in France, and her journey from “banana dancer” to humanist fighter and civil-rights activist alongside Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Nuit des Idées/Night of Ideas
Nuit des Idées/Night of Ideas

Night of Ideas is an all-night virtual marathon of creative performances and talks featuring top intellectuals and artists from the U.S., France, and around the world. Stay tuned for program updates!

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Why Learn




French is the native language of 200 million people and the second language of millions more.
Here are several more reasons to learn the language of Molière :

• Culture : French is the language of cooking, fashion, theater,  visual arts , dance, and architecture

• World language : there are more than 200 million French speakers on the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English

• Travel : France is the world's number one tourist destination, attracting 70 million visitors a year.

• Jobs : a knowledge of french opens the doors of companies in france and other French-speaking parts of the world.  

• Higher learning : speaking French opens up opportunities at renowned french universities and business schools ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.

• Love & reason : French is a beautiful, rich, melodious language, often called language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking.

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- Oui ça va!



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New Orleans, LA 70130

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Friday: 10am-4pm


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