The network

Alliance Française was created in July 1883 in Paris byPaul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin or Ernest Renan. Today, it is the world’s leading cultural network with 800 offices in 135 countries, on five continents and some 40 partner associations.

The network is coordinated by the Alliance Française Foundation, created in 2007. It ensures the coherence and unity of the movement’s ideals and objectives, while respecting local characteristics. Every year, nearly 500,000 people of all ages learn French with Alliances Française, and more than 6 million people participate in their cultural activities.

In France, Alliance Française represents a network of 26 associations, located in 11 regions. You will find more information about the Alliance Française network in France on the dedicated website:

Alliance Française Grenoble Alpes

Our history

Alliance Française Grenoble Alpes was founded in 1967. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. For half a century now, AFGA has been promoting the French language and the Francophone cultures in Grenoble.

It is a private higher education institution, a recognised training organisation and above all, a recognised public interest association under the 1901 French legislation.

AFGA has built its image, and reputation on the quality of its teaching and training, and has been constantly adapting its activity since its inception, taking into account changing demands, the development of technologies, professional mobility and new tourist trends, while maintaining the core of its activities; teaching French, a language of culture and exchange.

Our location

Grenoble, the capital of the Alps, is located at the crossroads of three valleys leading to Lyon, Switzerland or Italy.

The massifs of the Chartreuse, Vercors and Belledonne offer an incomparable living environment. In both winter and summer, you can quickly reach the mountain resorts and villages, to enjoy the unspoilt natural environment, or practice mountain sports such as skiing, skating, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, etc.

Grenoble’s reputation is based on the establishment of a large number of international research centres in the fields of information technology, nanotechnology, nuclear energy and medicine.

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The Board of Directors

  • Is composed of nine members:
  • René SUPLY – Président
  • Annick SUPLY – Trésorière
  • Evelyne MANCRET
  • Irène CLAUZEL
  • Dominique CLAUZEL
  • Hamelitas CASTELLANOS
  • Guillermo URIBE
  • Monique CLERC
  • Darwin OSARIO

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