In 1984, a group of dedicated francophiles opened the New Orleans Chapter of the Alliance Française, a global organization with an active network aimed at promoting French language and francophone culture in order to foster relationships between people of all nationalities, ethnicities and races. During these past 40 years, the AFNO has grown and expanded its operations to become one of the leading providers of French language and culture education in the New Orleans area. AFNO is proud to nourish Louisiana's French heritage and to partner with local organizations in our great city, state and beyond to fulfill its mission.

Save the Date: May 16th, 2024 - La Soirée at Cabildo State Museum

Join us for an enchanting evening as we mark the 40th anniversary of the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Celebrate with us as we honor Cécile Andry, a trailblazer and former President, along with the dedicated leaders and supporters who have been the backbone of our community's growth. Let's come together to revel in the rich history of French culture and the vibrant spirit that has fueled our journey.

Support French in Louisiana - Become a Sponsor

As we commemorate four decades of cultural diversity, consider becoming a sponsor for this special milestone. Your support not only contributes to the success of the anniversary celebration but also fosters the continued growth of French language and culture in Louisiana. Join us in preserving and promoting the essence of French heritage. For sponsorship details, please contact our Executive Director, Emilie Georget at

Discover Our Legacy - Share Your AFNO Stories

Help us capture the essence of our organization's journey and the historic building that has been our home. If you have stories, memories, or information about the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans and our building's history, we'd love to hear from you. Your contributions will become part of the rich tapestry that we're weaving for our 40th-anniversary celebration. Share your AFNO stories by emailing Marketing Coordinator, Karla Ewing at

Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm


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