La Francophonie is an open door to the world. Speaking the French language allows us to access 321 million imaginations spread across the five continents. In 2023, the Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orléans once again invites you to explore the incredible cultural diversity of the Francophonie by way of a rich program throughout the month of March. Therefore, we welcome a Swiss author, a director from Louisiana, actors from Réunion Island, and even storytellers from Quebec, Louisiana and Brittany to share our narratives and our cultures. Come explore the world with us!

Theatre, storytelling, music, documentary cinema, dance and debates.
La francophonie est une porte ouverte sur le monde. Parler la langue francaise nous permet d’accéder à 321 millions d’imaginaires répartis sur les cinq continents. En 2023, l’Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orléans vous propose une fois encore d’explorer l’incroyable diversité culturelle de la francophonie à travers une programmation riche tout au long du mois de mars. Nous accueillerons ainsi une autrice suisse, un réalisateur louisianais, des comédiens réunionnais, ou encore des conteurs du Québec, de Louisiane et de Bretagne pour partager nos réalités et nos cultures. Venez explorer le monde avec nous !

Théâtre, contes, musique, cinéma documentaire, danse et débats d’idées.

March 2023  |  All events accessible to English speakers

The Mois de la Francophonie is made possible thanks to the support of Villa Albertine-Consulat Général de France en Louisiane, and the Federation des Alliances Francaises des Etats-Unis. 

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Saturday March 4

Spring open house

AFNO  |  1:30 to 4:00 pm  |  Free     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Discover the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans! $15 off on all courses, free trial classes, placement tests, book sale (all books $1!), 50% off memberships, meet the staff and teachers, and more!

Saturday March 4

La fête francophonie kickoff party

AFNO  |  4:00 to 6:00  pm  |  $5  •  Free for members     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Kickoff Le Mois de la Francophonie with an afternoon of live French music by Sunset Jazz Band, the opening of the Visages de la Francophonie by Audoin de Vergnette photo exhibit and more! In partnership with the Nous Foundation.

monday March 6

experimental workshop and book activation | Louisiana

AFNO  |   6:00 to 8:00 pm  |  $5  •  Free for members     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

University of Xavier professor in Performance Studies, Ross Louis presents his project Performer l’imaginaire de la Nouvelle-Orléans  This artistic research project questions the social construction of a “French” New Orleans. Join us as we delve into this interesting contemporary social investigation of a topic relevant to our own home of New Orleans. In partnership with Dictionnaire des francophones et THNOC (Willams Research Center).

FRiday March 10

Documentary: Madan Sara | HAiti

AFNO  |  7:00 to 9:00 pm  |  $5  •  Free for members     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

The women known as "Madan Sara" are on the forefront of the battle for a more robust and inclusive economy in Haiti. Followed by Q&A with producer, Lulaine Childs. Directed by Etant Dupain.

tuesday March 14

Transmission et oralité : le rôle du conte | brittany/louisiana/quebec

AFNO  |  6:30 to 8:00 pm  |  Free  |  En français    Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Entre spectacle et discussions, venez découvrir trois conteurs francophones, Marie Chiff'mine (BR) Cédric Landry (QC) et Kirby Jambon (LA) et plonger dans le monde du conte, lien entre les générations, et entre les cultures. En partenariat avec le Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, le CODOFIL, le Consulat de France en Louisiane et la Villa Albertine.

wednesday March 15

Apéro with tilawcis Theater Troupe | Réunion Island

AFNO  |  7:00 to 9:00  pm  |  Free     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Meet the Tilawcis Theater Troupe coming all the way from La Réunion to perform in New Orleans before their performance!


friday March 17

performance: frénésies | Réunion Island

Lab Theater  |  2:00 to 3:45 pm  |  Free    Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Lab Theater  |  7:00 to 9:00 pm  |  Free    Learn More/Register Learn More/Register 

Theatrical performance inspired by the classic American road story taking spectators from La Réunion to New Orleans and beyond. Performance in French with English supertitles. In partnership with Tulane University.


tuesday March 21

documentary: Une rivière métissée | canada

AFNO  |  7:00 to 9:00 pm  |  $5  •  Free for members

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The life of Paryse Suddith, a lawyer from New Brunswick with Cherokee, Afro-American and Acadian roots. Follow her relentless fight for reparative justice. In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas. Directed by Julien Cadieux.


friday March 24

documentary: finding cajun | Louisiana

AFNO  |  7:00 to 9:00 pm  |  $5  •  Free for members     Learn More/Register Learn More/Register

Finding Cajun presents a critical perspective on the origin and evolution of Cajun identity and the complex issues being debated today.

Director, Nathan Rabalais will be in attendance for a Q&A.


thursday March 30

film: La ligne | switzerland

AFNO  | 7:00 to 9:00 pm  |  $5  •  Free for members

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Margaret is charged with a three-month restraining order for having hit her mother, but the 200 meters that now separate them only exacerbate her desire to come closer to her family. Directed by Ursula Meier. This event is in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta.


Check out these events with our partners

English performance of Self-eaters

Ashé Cultural Center  |  March 2-4 
English adaptation of Eva Doumbia's Autophagies performance. To learn more click here.

French Film Festival

Prytania Theater  |  March 9-13  
Film Festival organized by the New Orleans Film Society with short and feature-length films.  To learn more click here.

Sarah Kay (NYU)

Tulane University French Department |  March 9  
Guest Speaker- Astronomy and the Problem of Certainty in Christine de Pizan. 

siham Bouamer (U. of Cincinnati)

Tulane University French Department  |  March 24  
Guest Speaker- “Colonial Tourists: French Women's Travel Narratives on Morocco"

Fête française

Ecole Bilingue  |  March 25  
Visit the AFNO's booth at this annual street festival celebrating French. To learn more click here.


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