Mission

The mission of the Alliance Française is to encourage the study of French cultures and language and to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic, and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local community.

The Alliance Française de Denver has policies and practices of non-discrimination relating to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, veteran status, or political service or affiliation.

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We are thankful to the SCFD for supporting our local nonprofit

History

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Photo by Jon Yamamoto

The Alliance Française is a worldwide non-profit, cultural and educational center founded in Paris in 1883. A network of over 800 chapters in 137 countries, the Alliance Française has 146 locations in the United States alone, serving over 550,000 students. The Denver branch, called the Alliance Française de Denver was founded in 1897 and is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the Denver Metro area. It is also the only French language, culture, and resource center in Colorado.

The Alliance Française offers and supports continued learning both in and out of the classroom. Currently, the Alliance Française offers a variety of cultural and social events to its more than 800 members, as well as to the general public. Events throughout the year include: lectures, art exhibits, film series, wine tastings, traditional celebrations and cooking classes.The Alliance Française makes learning French convenient by offering classes throughout the year, during days, evenings and weekends. All classes are taught by experienced native French- speaking teachers. Supplementary resources are also available free to all members, as the Alliance Française is home to over 5,500 books, films and audio materials to aid in the learning process both linguistically and culturally. As part of a world-wide effort the Alliance Française is proud to promote the integration of cultures within the Denver community.

Business Hours (Denver)

Mon – Thu 9:00 am-6:45 pm

Fri – 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sat – 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location:  Denver – 571 Galapago Street, Denver, CO 80204

Boulder – 1185 Edinboro Drive, Boulder, CO 80305