Alliance Française was created in 1883 in Paris by Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand Lesseps, Armand Colin or Jules Renan. Today, it represents the world’s leading cultural network, with 1,040 locations in 136 countries over five continents. Every year, more than 450,000 people of all ages come to learn French in Alliance Française, and more than 6 million people participate in their cultural activities. Network coordination is provided by the Alliance Française Foundation.
CREATED IN 1883
The oldest cultural network in the world: created in 1883 by Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand Lesseps, Armand Colin or Jules Renan
Largest cultural network in the world: with more than 800 Alliances around the world present on 5 continents in more than 130 countries, where nearly 500,000 people are trained each year.
In Belgium we count none the less than 7 Alliances Françaises, in Bruxelles, Ghent, Liège, Kortrijk, Huy, Vervier, and of course Antwerp.
Our global network in number
The largest cultural network of the world, and still expanding.