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French Cultural Alliance: Where Francophones and Francophiles come together

The Alliance Française was first established in Paris in 1883 with the aim of promoting French language and culture around the world.

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Members of the Alliance Franaise de Charleston sit around a table enjoying lunch and smile for the camera.

Members celebrate French holidays and enjoy presentations on the culture, food + geography of the various regions of France.

Photos provided by Alliance Franaise de Charleston

Bonjour, Charleston. Are you passionate about French culture, language + cuisine? Do you find yourself daydreaming about the picturesque streets of Paris, the delectable taste of croissants, and the melodic sound of French conversations?

As one of 1,135 chapters in 138 countries, Alliance Française de Charleston’s 300+ members represent the mingling of two groups: a French community seeking to stay connected to their heritage and an American community interested in experiencing French culture.

Alliance Française de Charleston welcomes all Charlestonians — regardless of their language skills (read: speaking French is not a requirement). All you need is an interest in French culture.

The local club hosts a number of activities, including:

  • A young professionals meet-up
  • French film club
  • Cooking classes
  • Weekly conversation meet-up
  • Games of pétanque

Bonus: For those wishing to learn (or improve) their French language skills, the Alliance also has teachers who offer individual + small group instruction.

Membership details this way, s’il vous plaît