French-Dakota Roots in Southeast MN

 Join us Wednesday , April 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for French-Dakota Roots in Southeast MN: Our Mixed-Blood Heritage!

 We are delighted to welcome historians  Jane Peck and  Mary Elise Antoine for a presentation on their research about the extensive French-Dakota presence along the Mississippi River from St Paul to Prairie du Chien !  Read More

May We? Mais Oui:  Monte Carlo
Gala Registration is Open!

Join us on  Wednesday, May 16  at the  Metropolitan Ballroom  for our 9th annual Gala Benefit, supporting our educational and cultural programming. Online and phone registration for the Gala is open!

Les Événements events

Petit Déj'
Saturday, April 7
9:30 to 11:30 am

Venez nombreux savourer un café, manger du pain et avoir des conversations en français.  Brought to you by  Breadsmith , baked fresh from scratch daily with only the finest ingredients.|Read More

Les Navigateurs de la Littérature : Chanson Douce de Leïla Slimani
Wednesday, April 11
6 to 8 pm

Practice your reading skills and comprehension with les Navigateurs de la Littérature.|Read More

Voyage au Sénégal Presentation
Saturday, April 14
5 to 6:30 pm

Join the Alliance Française and Compatible Technology International for a presentation on their recent  trip  to Senegal.|Read More
Urban Expedition: France
(at the Landmark Center)
Sunday, April 15
1 to 3 pm

Celebrate France with the Alliance at the Landmark Center in St Paul! There will be French food for sale, live music, a petting zoo, a  fashion  show, five minute  French lessons , and more!|Read More
Visit our  online event calendar  to see more!
Spring Session Classes & French for Travelers
Spring Session is from April 2 - June 10

You can register online or by  phone at 612 332 0436.
Unsure of your level? Take our  placement test! 
French For Travelers in Edina
Have fun with practical basics and prepare for your trip! Join us on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm at the Edina Community Center. Register

Atelier : Les Temps du Passé avec Karine
On Saturday, April 14, join Karine for a workshop on past tenses! This class will revolutionize your French. Beginner 5 and above. Register

Spring Cooking Classes with Valérie

Mondays 9 am to noon, Tuesdays 6 to 9pm or Saturdays 1 to 4pm  
Explore a variety of dishes this spring, from classic French meals to savory North African food! 

Register here. $75/class or $240/4-class series.
Alliance Fran çaise for Kids and Teens

Spring Session Classes for Kids!
April 2 - June 10

Reserve your child's place. It's not too late to register your child for spring session classes! 

Register for Summer Camp! 
Summer Camps are from June 18 - August 25
There are half-day programs for children and teens, for all levels of experience with French throughout the summer!  Register today.

High School Scholarship Applications Open
Are you a high school student in grade 9-11 who is passionate about French? Want to take your French to the next level? We are accepting scholarship applications from high school students now through May 1! 

Événements pour les enfants

Les Petits Penseurs: La Colère
Sunday, April 8 
2:30-3:30 pm

discussion group f or k ids ages 4-8 about the real and imaginary ideas of the world of children...en français ! 
This week, they will discuss la colère  (anger.) Crafts and a snack are also part of this fun event!| Read More
Volunteer at Open Arms MN
Saturday, April 24 
10 am to 12 pm

Open Arms Minnesota is an organization that provides meals for people who are ill. We will help them decorate bags. Be creative - en français ! 
Les Annonces annonces

Volunteering at AFMSP
Did you know that as a nonprofit organization, the Alliance has hundreds of volunteers that help us with events? As we are look forward to Bastille Day this summer, we need you! Contact Alan to find out about volunteering.
Autour des Villes Jumelles

Senegalese Independence Day Celebration
April 7, from 5 to 10 pm at the Church of St. Boniface, join the Senegalese Association of Minnesota for an independence day celebration! Enjoy authentic food, music, and entertainment, featuring drummer Modou Tama!

Remembering Nokutela: Documentary Screening & Discussion
See Remembering  Nokutela at the University of Minnesota on April 12 & 13, from 5 to 6:30 pm as part of the African Studies Initiative symposium Reframing Mass Violence in Africa: Social Memory and Social Justice.  Read more

Paris Chansons at the Dakota Jazz Club
April 21and 22! Enjoy an unforgettable night of French music with a global twist from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo, Dalida, Vaya Con Dios all the way to Zaz! Get your tickets here.

Speechless by the Moving Company at the Lab Theater
See the play that the Star Tribune rated the "Best of 2017" at the Lab Theater this Spring! The show runs from May 10 to June 10. More

Staging Memory: An Afternoon with Robert LePage
Join the University of Minnesota Department of French and Italian for a discussion (in English) with Québécois theater director and filmmaker Robert Lepage on April 6, from 1:30 to 3:30pm, Burton 120. More