Our mission is to encourage the study of French and Francophone cultures and language, and foster cultural, intellectual,
artistic, and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local community.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your membership and donations are tax-deductible.
To be the Center for all things French in the Rocky Mountain Region.
OUR CORE VALUES
Diversity – Quality – Commitment – Solidarity
The Alliance Française is a worldwide non-profit, cultural and educational center founded in Paris in 1883. It is the
world’s largest cultural network with over 800 chapters in 132 countries, serving over 500,000 students.
The Alliance Française organization has 107 locations in the United States alone, which makes it the largest network of
Alliances Françaises in the world, is serving 24,000 students (more than 48,000 enrolled) annually.
Our Denver branch, the Alliance Française de Denver (AFD) was founded in 1897 and is one of the oldest
non-profit organizations in the Denver-Metro area. It is also the only wholly French language, culture, and resource center in
Colorado. As part of this world-wide effort, the AFD is proud to promote the integration of diverse cultures within the
The Alliance Française de Denver offers continued learning both in and out of the classroom, through a variety of
cultural and social events, to more than 1500 members as well as to the general public.
AFD‘s events include lectures, art exhibits, film showcases, wine tastings, traditional celebrations, and cooking
classes. We provide convenient language classes throughout the year, either during the day or in the evening, or on weekends. All classes
are taught by native or fluent French speakers. Additional resources are also available free of charge to our members.
Finally, the AFD’s library is home to over 5,500 books, films and audio materials to aid in the learning process both linguistically and
It is our policy to follow 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.
The AFD‘s language school is a member of the Alliance Française network and offers language classes and programs for
adults and children.Our cultural programming showcases many local events and our library and Culturethèque house the largest collection
of French books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs available in the Rocky Mountain region.