Alliance Française

About Us

The Alliance Française is the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world. The Alliances across the world are dedicated to promoting French language and Francophone culture in order to foster relationships between people of all nationalities, ethnicities, and races.

There are:

  1. Over 1,000 Alliance chapters in the world.
  2. Over 136 countries have at least one city with an Alliance Française.
  3. 112 chapters in the United States.

The Alliance Française de Charlotte (aka “AFC”) was founded in 1949. The AFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization that is not subsidized by the French government. It is an educational and cultural association headed by a Franco-American Board of Directors.

The Alliance Française de Charlotte is a group of unique individuals who have a sincere and vested interest in the French language and culture’s heritage. Our organization is made up of a wide variety of people from all over the globe who wish to advance the study of French language, culture and influences.

Quick Facts:

  • Our chapter has over 250 active members.
  • We have at least one event per month for you to enjoy in Charlotte.
  • There are lots of special social activities during the year.
  • We have activities that suit all, join us to try them out!


A word of the President

A most sincere thank you for the honor you gave me in re-electing me as President of the Alliance Française of Charlotte along with the board members this Sunday June 9th,2018. I am sensitive to the trust you place in me again this year.

My goal for this year will be still to achieve further success in bringing support to French cultural and promotional events, to increase French awareness in Charlotte area and to further entertain our Francophone and Francophile community while keeping a positive balance budget. This year AF of Charlotte is also celebrating its 70th anniversary! Another challenge for the new board is to go towards total sustainable events, as AF started already by buying washable table clothes and reusable silverware this year.

The Alliance Française de Charlotte is affiliated with a century-old worldwide network of organizations dedicated to the education and the promotion of French language. The AFC offers affordable French courses for all. French Education stays our priority!
Through social and cultural programs we aim to promote a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of the French culture and language. We have activities scheduled all year long. Our activities are designed to appeal to many different interests, passions and French language skills.

Come join the board, volunteer and help us modernize our beloved Alliance Française, you will not be disappointed!


Lydie Surget