FRENCH CULTURAL EVENTS - Upcoming Events

The Alliance Française de Denver hosts dozens of French and Francophone cultural events in our Denver location. We host French Happy Hour every last Thursday of each month, with the exception of June, July, October, and December (due to other events/holidays) a French book club as well as a European one and Wine Tastings! Let's not forget the Annual Gala, Bastille Day celebrations and the Fête de la Musique! 

French Film Friday: La Fracture

French Film Friday: La Fracture

France is on a meltdown in Catherine Corsini's film. 

Raf and Julie, a couple on the verge of breaking up, find themselves in an emergency department close to asphyxiation on the evening of a Parisian Yellow Vest demonstration. Their meeting with Yann, a wounded and angry protester, will shatter everyone's certainties and prejudices. Outside, tension is rising. The hospital, under pressure, must close its doors. The staff is overwhelmed. The night will be long..

Join us on Friday, May 17th at 6:30 pm at 571 Galapago St! 

With : Marina Fois, Pio Marmai, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ageLqzbZOsk?si=WJBsEGMdf2lbe2i5


Sign up now as places are limited! [...]

L'Apéro d'Avril 2024

L'Apéro d'Avril 2024

Rejoignez-nous pour un apéro à la Maison Française avec le groupe L'Apéro de Denver de 17h à 21h pour des conversations françaises, des boissons, des snacks, et de la pétanque !

Join us for a happy hour at 'La Maison Française' with the group L'Apéro de Denver from 5 to 9 pm for French conversation, drinks, snacks, and the French game, petanque!

Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204 

Members: $5
Non-members: $10 [...]

Impressionism Tour at Denver Art Museum

Impressionism Tour at Denver Art Museum

Happy 150th Birthday, Impressionism!

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition with a visit to the Denver Art Museum’s “19th Century in European and American Art” galleries on April 23rd, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Learn how a loose-knit group of independent artists, including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Morisot, and others banded together on April 15th, 1874, in a photographer’s studio in downtown Paris to show art that upended the rules governing art-making. Investigate what was so offensive about their paintings that made people mock and ridicule them. Join Giulia Bernardini, art historian and founder of art travel company Wonderfeast, to wish Impressionism a TRÈS JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE! 
Space limited to 15 participants; entrance tickets $15 per person. Option to join Giulia and the Alliance Française Director, Rebecca Boyd for drinks and/or food afterward at the Denver Art Museum’s Ponti restaurant. 

Giulia Bernardini - Biography


Giulia Bernardini is the founder of Wonderfeast, a boutique art travel company. She holds master’s degrees in art history and museum studies and is a regular guest lecturer in the Boulder/Denver area on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and on the Parisian Belle Époque. Throughout the year she returns to Europe, where she grew up, to share her passion for the most celebrated cities of Italy and France with inquisitive art-, food-, and culture-loving Wonderfeast seminar participants. 

Location: Denver Art Museum
Time: Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30-6:45 pm 
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L'Heure du Conte

L'Heure du Conte


 
Come to our Lowry location (7701 East First Place, Unit A, Denver, CO 80230) Friday at 10 am for story time with Flo! You MUST RSVP for this event and attend with your child. This is a free event.
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La Belle Bakery - Pastry Class

La Belle Bakery - Pastry Class

Join us for a 'cours de pâtisseries' with Head Chef, Julien Renaut, of La Belle Bakery at one of their three locations in Thornton, Colorado. He will be teaching how to make 'chouquettes' as seen in the photo. This event is in partnership with L'Apéro de Denver, La Belle Bakery, and Denver Sister Cities International. 

All proceeds taken from this event will go directly to the Denver Sister Cities International Exchange Program for scholarships for their 2025 trip. Every year, a group of American students gets to go to Brest, France, for a French language and culture experience. To learn more, visit their site

Time: 10 am to 2 pm, Sunday, April 14th, 2024, breakfast and snacks are provided 
Location: La Belle Bakery, 12189 Pennsylvania Street, UNIT 12195 THORNTON, Colorado 80241 

Limited spots are available, so reserve yours now! 

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Vide Ton Sac : French Teacher Event

Vide Ton Sac : French Teacher Event

Calling all French teachers! Join AATF and L'Alliance Française de Denver for a glass of wine and great conversation with other French teachers in the Denver area. This event will take place at 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204 at 5:30 pm on April 12th. Register now! [...]

Wine Tasting: Alsace Region

Wine Tasting: Alsace Region

Sprechen Sie Elsässisch? Ouais, moi non plus. Heureusement, you don't need to speak French, Alsatian, German or Flemish to enjoy the crisp whites that hail from Alsace.  Located in northeastern France, Alsace, while no longer occupied by Germany, is not totally French either and Germanic influence is undeniable in the high-acid, aromatic, predominately white wines. This picturesque region will be the focus of the next educational wine tasting led by Certified Sommelier, Greta Arendsen, with cheese selected from Certified Cheese Professional, Devin Lamma.  We will discuss the northern terroir in the Vosges mountains, Franco/Prussian influences, wine laws and taste wines made from the four noble grape varieties, among others. Please join us April 11th for a night of frenetic wine and creamy cheeses. S’gilt! 

Time: 6:30 pm, Thursday, April 11th 

Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204[...]

French Film Friday : Le Brio (Enfin !)

French Film Friday : Le Brio (Enfin !)

Nous n'avons pas pu présenter Le Brio la dernière fois, mais nous sommes ravis de pouvoir le présenter le vendredi 5 avril ! Rejoignez-nous pour le prochain ciné club à 18h30 ! Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant car les places sont limitées ! 

We were unable to show Le Brio last time, but we are excited to be able to show it Friday April 5th! Join us for the next ciné club at 6:30 pm ! Sign up now as spots are limited ! 

Members: Free 

Non-members: $5 


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Les Hospices de Beaune

Les Hospices de Beaune

Flo Chaidron, one of our teachers at AFD, will be giving a presentation in French on Les Hospices de Beaune, Friday, March 29th at 10 am. Beaune is a charming town in the Burgundy region of France. 

Date: Friday, March 29th at 10 am 
Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204[...]




Past Events

French Night with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Team

French Night with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Team

Friends, families, and players are invited to the French Language Night where they will receive special discounted ticket pricing for the Rapids home match on March 18th . Anyone who purchases will receive access to an exclusive post-game French interview with Kevin Cabral Tickets are available on a limited first come first serve basis. Come cheer on the Rapids and participate in this fun French night at the stadium! 

Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park,  6000 Victory Way, Commerce City , CO 80022 at 7:30 pm 

Members: $25 
Non-members: $30 [...]

French Night with the Rapids

French Night with the Rapids

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Annual General Meeting - 2022 @ ISD

Annual General Meeting - 2022 @ ISD

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Meditation in French

Meditation in French

Join us for our monthly meditation sessions in French with Sandi.  In September, the theme is « Regarder profondément les quatre aliments de ma consommation quotidienne ».[...]

Womenful Voice

Womenful Voice

Learn about Haiti, enjoy some Haitian food, while listening to a presentation by Womenful Voice, a mentorship program for young girls in Haiti.  [...]

Bastille Day Festivities

Bastille Day Festivities

This year, in partnership with The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce, and Denver Sisters Cities Brest, we are hosting a four-day event at Larimer Square.
This event is FREE, and everyone is welcome..[...]

Bastille Day Festivities

Bastille Day Festivities

This year, in partnership with The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce, and Denver Sisters Cities Brest, we are hosting a four-day event at Larimer Square.
This event is FREE, and everyone is welcome..[...]

Fête de la Musique - Boulder Opera

Fête de la Musique - Boulder Opera

Purchase your VIP ticket for our very private event with Boulder Opera's show "Le French Affair".  This one-hour program will be held on the terrasse of the Bistro Vendôme, in Larimer Square, from 4:00-5:00pm.  The event is limited to a maximum of 50 guests.


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Meditation Session in French

Meditation Session in French

Join us for our monthly meditation sessions in French with Sandi.  In May, the theme is « Restaurer la beauté en moi-même (Restore the beauty in myself) ».[...]

5 à 7 - February 10, 2022

5 à 7 - February 10, 2022

Join us February 10, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm  ! Parlez Français at our monthly French conversation happy hour! All levels of French-speakers are welcome! Enjoy sipping on some wine and eating some French cheese and charcuterie while meeting other francophiles and francophones.[...]

Club Tricot

Club Tricot

Would you like to speak French while knitting?  All AFD members are invited to bring their project and join our Club Tricot!  Knitters will meet once a month to chat en français and knit.[...]

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Mixing capoeira, martial arts, and contemporary dance, this 14 all-male virtuoso ensemble hails from Algeria, Morocco and the Mediterranean basin. All current AFD members are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of a $15 discount on all tickets . [...]

5 à 7 French Happy Hour (01/20)

5 à 7 French Happy Hour (01/20)

Our most popular event goes beyond the walls of the Alliance Française de Denver! Join us January 20, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm at Denver's best French American wine bar.[...]

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

Join us on Saturday, January 8th from 2 to 4pm, and enjoy the French culinary tradition of Galette des Rois! A fun event celebrated by French families which traditionally dates back to Roman times.[...]

5 à 7 French Happy Hour (12/16)

5 à 7 French Happy Hour (12/16)


Our most popular goes beyond the walls of the Alliance Française de Denver! For the second time, we will take you to Denver's best French American wine bar. Exceptionally, Denver's most famous French DJ, Titi de Nice, will also be here with his turntables to play some live music.[...]

Open House

Open House

Find Your French Connection this Winter at the AFD. Visit Colorado's only French language school and cultural center. Discover our resources, French classes and more! To celebrate the start of the winter session, we would like to invite you to join us for our Free Winter Open House, Saturday, December 11th, between 2 and 5 pm. [...]

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

All current AFD members are welcome and encouraged to join us for our Annual General Meeting. As a nonprofit organization, the Alliance Française de Denver is governed by a Board of Directors. This meeting takes place every year to ensure our members can decide and vote in the election of our Board.[...]

Café Culturel : French Grand Opera and Ravel

Café Culturel : French Grand Opera and Ravel

Join us for this exceptional Café Culturel in partnership with the Boulder Opera. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about french opera composers and their works. [...]

Lessons from mountain rescue

Lessons from mountain rescue

Join us for this exceptional presentation on risk management and decision making under uncertainty. The speaker, Blaise Agresti, is a well known French expert in mountain rescue and crisis management.[...]

AFD Grand Opening @ ISD

AFD Grand Opening @ ISD

To celebrate our new partnership with the International School of Denver and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of G Brassens’ birth, the Isabell Quartet will perform live this iconic French singer's most famous songs.[...]

French Book Club

French Book Club

Join us for our monthly French Book Club held on the first Monday each month. Jeanne Haji and Annick Pratbernon lead the discussion of each month's book in French.[...]

5 à 7 - French Happy Hour

5 à 7 - French Happy Hour

Join us on September 30, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm for our monthly French conversation happy hour![...]

French Book Club

French Book Club

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French Book Club

French Book Club

Livre pour aout : Bernard Werber : Nos amis les humains.[...]

Demystifying the French: A Panel Discussion

Demystifying the French: A Panel Discussion

Our panel of experts will share their insights, perspectives, and experiences, gathered over the course of many years of living, traveling, and/or working in France, and will take questions from the audience about how to understand, appreciate, and best deal with the sometimes bewildering, often admirable, nearly always fascinating ways of the French![...]

Bastille Day 2021

Bastille Day 2021

Join us for a community gathering in celebration of Bastille Day 2021![...]

Scented Trek

Scented Trek

Join us July 8, 2021 to explore intoxicating Immortelle from Porte Vecchio to Bonifacio.[...]

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

Lir M.

I'd like to start this off by thanking you for teaching me so much French. You were a great teacher and you helped me learn so many new things. I'd also like to apologize for missing a lot of lessons, although I'm sure that I would've rather gone to them. Again, you are the best teacher I've ever had, and it's sad to say goodbye to you.


Lir M.

Stephen G.

Alliance Française de Denver created a wonderful virtual environment where I spent my Summer vacation; visiting the winemaking area of Bouzy; celebrating Bastille Day; learning how to cook with flowers; touring historic châteaux and beautiful villages; all in the safety and comfort of my home.

A real treat for any Francophone person; especially having a daily place for French chat to try out and maintain colloquial skills.


Stephen G.

Sue T.

Anne is fantastic! The material is fast paced for this "old dog" to learn new tricks, but we could not go slower. It has been very helpful to prepare me for my trip to France.


Sue T.

Cristina G.

A great place to learn and practice French while getting acquainted with French culture and interesting people. I definitely recommend AFD and their events. Je parle français! Et vous?


Cristina G.

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