The Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orléans is happy to announce that the Francophonie festival will not last a week but a whole month! With its partners, the AFNO invites you to dive into the heart of French-speaking cultural diversity with a program to incorporate all French-speakers in New Orleans.

We are very proud to announce our participation in the international Caravane des dix mots project on March 19, 2022, to resonate, in partnership with Nous Fondation, the cultural diversity of the Louisiana Francophonie. The French language belongs to all those who speak it, wherever they are and whatever their accents!

This festival will thus be marked by interacticve activities open to all, music, films, tales and the conferences to discover together, young and old, the incredible richness of the cultures and languages ​​of the Francophonie.
L’Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orléans est heureuse de vous annoncer que le festival de la Francophonie ne durera pas une semaine mais tout un mois ! Avec ses partenaires, l’AFNO vous propose une plongée au cœur de la diversité culturelle francophone et une programmation à la rencontre de tous les francophones de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

Nous sommes très fiers de vous annoncer notre participation au projet international de la Caravane des dix mots le 19 mars 2022, pour faire résonner, en partenariat avec Nous Fondation, la diversité culturelle de la francophonie louisianaise. La langue francaise appartient à tous ceux qui la parlent, d’où qu’ils soient et quel que soit leurs accents !

Ce festival sera ainsi marqué par des activités participatives ouvertes à tous, de la musique, des films, des contes et du débats d’idées pour découvrir ensemble, petits et grands, l’incroyable richesse des cultures et des langues de la francophonie.

March, 2022  |  All events accessible to English speakers

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Thursday March 3

Cultural & Legal convergences between Louisiana, Canada, and france

AFNO  |  6:00 pm  |  Free     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Discussion with Jean-Francois Gaudreault-DesBiens, lawyer and vice-rector at the University of Montreal, moderated by Joseph Dunn, specialist in linguistic issues of the Francophonie in Louisiana.

Friday March 4

autophagies, a culinary performance by eva doumbia

AFNO  |  5:30 pm  |  Free     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

The Alliance Française of New Orleans is hosting Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation resident, Eva Doumbia for an excerpt of her culinary performance, Autophagies.This event is in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Louisiana and Tulane University.

saturday March 5

Spring Open House

AFNO  |  1-5 pm  |  Free     Learn More Learn More

The  Alliance Française invites you to visit and meet the staff and teachers and to learn more about our classes and cultural programming! New classes start March 26!
Take a free placement test, browse our used book sale, get a discount on memberships, and more!

tuesday March 8

Rendez-vous with the Centre de la francophonie des amériques

Online  |  6:30 pm  |  Free  |  En français    Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

The history of the creation of the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, its initiatives, and the issues according to the status of French in the territories. This online presentation with CFA CEO, Sylvain Lavoie is open to all and will be in French.

thursday March 10

book club : frère d'ame

AFNO  |  1:00 pm  |  Free     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Litterary discussion of Frère d'âme by David Diop. Book available for purchase at AFNO and in the library.


thursday March 17

L'After with NOUs Foundation

Bayou Wine Garden  |  5:30 pm  |  Free    Learn More/Register Learn More/Register 

L'after is an event organized by the AFNO and Nous Fondation to invite French-speakers to come together for a drink and a Francophone project! For the Francophonie month, the AFNO and Nous Foundation will present their respective programs for 2022.


saturday March 19

Caravane festival: Workshops, music, food

AFNO  |  1-8 pm  |  Free before/ $5 after 5 pm  •  Free for members

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An afternoon and evening of fun with the French language and the Francophonie. Participate in workshops and bring the Francophonie of New Orleans to life.In the evening, dance, have a drink and enjoy crêpes and the ReBelles!
With Bruce Sunpie $5 after 5 pm


tuesday March 22 Postponed To april 5

pétanque & Apéro francophone

AFNO  |  6:30 pm  |  Free     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Kick off a week of events with a laid-back French game night and apéro with pétanque.


wednesday March 23

soirée contes / francophone folk tales

AFNO  |  6 pm  |  $5 for children + $10 for adults (members receive 50% off!)

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Tales from around the French-speaking world, performed by Vanessa Bertho and Emily Thibodeaux with the music of Mahmoud Chouki. An event for children and adults to discover Francophone oral heritage (with English translations.)


friday March 25

francophone shorts Screening

AFNO  |  7 pm  |  Free for members + $5 for public    Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Outdoor screening of short films from the Francophone world with English subtitles.


partner events

Visages de la francophonie outdoor photo exhibit

2406 Prytania Street  |  All month long
Portraits of Francophones in Louisiana, displayed outdoors at the French Residence.

Africa & the Medieval global world: Connectedness and agency

Tulane University  |  March 15  |  5 pm
Conference with the Tulane Department of French and Italian in English.

École bilingue Fête française

821 General Pershing St.  |  March 26  |  11 am - 5 pm
The Alliance Française will participate in the return of École Bilingue's annual block party


Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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


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