cropped-alliance-francaise-logoIt is our mission to encourage and develop knowledge of the French language and French and Francophone cultures, and to foster cultural, intellectual and artistic exchanges between the USA, France and the French-speaking countries.  Each Alliance française is governed locally and is operated as an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-religious, non-discriminatory organization. 

Bienvenue à l’Alliance française de Rochester 

L’Alliance française de Rochester a été fondée au lendemain de la Seconde guerre mondiale.  Association a but non-lucratif, elle est officiellement reconnue par la Fondation Alliance française à Paris et par l’état de New York (avril-mai 2011).

Welcome to the Rochester Alliance française

Want to join a French Club? Are you just starting to learn the language and want to practice more with other French speakers? Do you enjoy traveling to France, Canada, or French-speaking countries in Africa and want to brush up on your French before your next trip? Have you lived in a French-speaking place, or are you an expat hoping to share your bi-cultural experiences with fellow Francophones? Join us!

The Rochester Alliance française was founded at the close of World War II in recognition of the enduring cultural and historical ties between American and French allies. A non-profit organization, it has been officially recognized by the Alliance française Fondation in Paris and by New York State since April-May 2011.

Throughout the year, we sponsor various events designed to appeal to beginner and intermediate language learners, as well as advanced, near-native, and native French speakers. Whether you want to relax over a glass of wine, share your thoughts on the latest French-language movies to hit theaters, or introduce your children to the beauty of la langue française, you can find new opportunities to enjoy French in Upstate New York by becoming a member.

Please find membership information under the heading “Devenir member / Becoming a member” at the top of our page. On the calendar below, you’ll find our list of French-related performance arts and events happening in Rochester. Check us out on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, too!

Want to know more about the global network of the Alliance française Fondation ? Click here. 

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