Who are we?
The Alliance Française Grenoble Alpes (AFGA) was founded in 1967. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. For more than half a century, the AFGA has been promoting the French language and Francophone cultures in Grenoble.
It is a private institution of higher education, a recognized training organization and above all an association under the law 1901 recognized as being of Public Interest.
The AFG has built its action and its reputation on the quality of its teaching and training. Since its foundation, the AFG has constantly adapted its activities to take into account modern times, the rise of technology, professional nomadism, and new tourist habits, while maintaining the core of its activities: the teaching of French as a language of culture and dialogue.
Grenoble, capital of the Alps, is located at the crossroads of three valleys leading to Lyon, Switzerland and Italy.
The Chartreuse, Vercors and Belledonne massifs offer an incomparable living environment.
In winter as well as in summer, you can quickly reach the mountain resorts and villages to enjoy the untamed nature or practice all the mountain sports: skiing, skating, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, etc.
Grenoble’s reputation is based on the establishment of a large number of international research centers in the fields of computer science, nanotechnology, nuclear energy and medicine.
In France, the Alliances Françaises represent a network of 26 associations, located in 11 regions. You will find more information about the Alliances Françaises de France on the following website: www.af-france.fr.
The Alliance Française was created in July 1883 in Paris under the guidance of Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin and Ernest Renan. Today, it is the world’s leading cultural network with more than 800 offices in over 130 countries on five continents and around 40 general delegations.
The network is coordinated by the Fondation Alliance Française, created in 2007. It ensures the coherence and unity of the movement’s ideals and objectives, while respecting local specificities. Each year, nearly 500,000 people of all ages come to learn French in the Alliances Françaises, and more than 6 million people participate in their cultural activities.