French à la carte : Find the class that suits your needs!
Learn more about French and Francophone cultures with interactive topics classes and workshops covering French for travelers, literature, film and more.
Mon - Feb 11 - Mar 11 / 12 am to 2 pm

Wed - Feb 13 to Mar 13 / 6 to 8 pm

Sat - Feb 16 to Mar 16 / 10 am to 12 pm
Sat, Feb 9 / 1 to 4 pm

Sat, Feb 23 / 1 to 4 pm

Sat, Mar 2, 1 to 4 pm
French Discovery at the Alliance Française: a class for PreK
Starts this Saturday - 1 to 2 pm
Introduce your 4-year old to la langue de Molière with songs, games and activities led by our native French instructors.
Enjoy a 10 day tour of Alsace & Burgundy with Alliance Française!
May 22-31, 2019

Come discover the history, architecture, vineyards, cuisine and countryside of Alsace and Burgundy from May 22 to 31. Only a few spots remaining! Embarquement imminent... Bon voyage!
Egypt’s Sunken Cities: Visite Guidée en français
Thursday, Jan 31, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mia recently opened the stunning exhibition, Egypt's Sunken Cities . It is the brainchild of Frank Goddio, a French underwater archaeologist, who discovered Thônis-Héracleion, in Aboukir Bay, twenty years ago.

AFMSP is pleased to offer a guided tour in French, led by Anna Bethune, to learn more about this epic story of discovery. More details.
RSVP required to confirm the tour.

$5 AF members; $8 general public
Please note an additional fee may be required at the door. More details coming soon!
Be My Walker Valentine
Art-Making by AFMSP
Thursday, Feb 14, 5 to 9 pm
Walker Art Center
Alliance Française is proud to partner with the Walker this Valentine’s Day! Join us to make art and brush up on your lexique romantique in French. We’ll provide the materials to explore your creativity and expand your vocabulary!
Cooking Classes
This winter, learn French cuisine with Chef Anne Dargent-Wallace, trained at Institut Paul Bocuse. Register today , your next très chic dinner party awaits!

  • Friday, Jan 18: 11 am to 1:30 pm

  • Wednesday, Jan 23: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Jan 25: 11 am to 1:30 pm

  • Wednesday, Jan 30: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Feb 1: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Upcoming events
Lola Pater
Friday, Jan 25, 6 to 8 pm
AFMSP - 113 N First Street
Free. $5 suggested donation
Please note that this will be the last Ciné Club at 113 North First Street. Venez nombreux voir un film dans la Grande Salle pour la dernière fois !

Our upcoming events will take place at the Board Room, located in the upper level of the Joly Family Center for International Understanding, AFMSP’s new home .
L'Incontournable Apéritif
Sunday, Jan 27, 2 - 5 pm
Meritage Restaurant
Tricot et conversation
Monday, Jan 28, 6 - 8 pm
At Beaujo's Wine Bar & Bistro, Edina
kid's activities
Les Petits Penseurs
Saturday, Jan 26, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Kids between ages 4-8 are invited to join us for a fun afternoon of French stories and discussion. This month's theme is La Différence/Difference.
At AFMSP - 113 N First Street
Free for AF members; $5 for general public
Looking forward to Le Mois de la Francophonie
Sara Glesne, Events Coordinator
In our series " A l'honneur ", we are pleased to introduce Sara Glesne, our wonderful Events Coordinator.

On the blog, she tells us about the upcoming Mois de la Francophonie , which will take place in March. Did you know that we are highlighting Morocco this year?

Read our latest interview here .

Membership Benefits
Free and unlimited access to our e-library, Culturethèque
Our French multimedia e-library provides members with 24/7 access to 400 magazines, 1,000 books, 200 comics, 450 videos, and 370 learning materials. There's not enough time in a day to explore it all!

Enjoy the richness of Culturethèque by becoming a member today.
Autour des villes jumelles
Paris Combo at Dakota Jazz - Tonight and tomorrow
A French ensemble known for their dynamic, genre-bending brand of jazz and pop, giving a jazzy twist on the chanson tradition , Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm.  Buy your tickets.

Cyrano de Bergerac - in theaters on Jan 23
From award-winning director, stage and cinema actor Denis Podalydès, this classic tale of hijinks comes to cinemas nationwide from the renowned Comédie-Française stage. Opera buffa, tragedy, romantic drama, symbolist poetry, slapstick comedy… all genres are called upon to give life to this staging of one of the most emblematic texts of the French repertoire! Get your tickets.
VIVE LE REMIX! featuring HAT with special guest - Thursday, March 21
Join The Cedar and Alliance Française for VIVE LE REMIX!, a dance party featuring Moroccan-American multimedia artist, musician, and video DJ, HAT (Hatim Belyamani) with special guest, presented as part of Alliance Française’s Mois de la Francophonie series. Get your tickets now.
Les petites annonces
A trip to Louisiana - Mar 17 to 23
Are you a U of M student wondering what to do over spring break? In FREN 3650: Francophone Louisiana, you'll immerse yourself in the French language and the culture of a French-speaking community. More details here.
Seeking host family
A 16 year old French teenager is looking for a host family with kids around the same age for this summer. She likes sports, horseback riding and cooking. Please email Cassandre if interested.

Seeking French Instructor
Hamline University is looking for an instructor to teach a French class (Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:50 to 2:50 pm) and their lab (Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 am). If interested, please email Maria J. Leal, Chair of the Modern Language Department.

Seeking summer nanny
A Saint Paul family is looking for a French-speaking nanny for their children, ages 5, 6 and 8. The kids attend L'Etoile Du Nord French Immersion School and need care Monday through Friday this summer. Email Abby if interested.

Seeking a bilingual guide
A company is looking for a bilingual guide to welcome its customers on tours. For further information, read the post on Les Français d'Amérique du Nord on Facebook.

Seeking a room
A 67 year-old Brazilian woman is looking for a room in Saint Paul through March or April. Ideally, the room would be near 7th Street and Otto in Saint Paul. Please call Joya at 612 442 0168.

Seeking French Instructor
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of St. Thomas is looking for an instructor to teach a beginning-level French class during spring semester. The instructor needs to have a MA in French or an equivalent degree. Please email Ashley for more information.

Seeking an intermediate French instructor
Augsburg University seeks an intermediate French instructor for Spring 2019. Please email a cover letter to Michael Kidd , Chair of Languages.
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