Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

About Us

About the Alliance Française of Cincinnati

The Alliance Française of Cincinnati is the primary French cultural institution in Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky region. We are a non-profit cultural institution founded in 1901 by Auguste Fredin, who was the Honorary Consul of France in Cincinnati. We often partner with the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, the European-American Chamber of Commerce, and other groups to bring the most diverse events to the Greater Cincinnati area.


Members enjoy benefits including: reduced admission to Alliance Française events; a 25% discount at the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (excluding subscriptions); as well as a buy-one-get-one-free ticket at the Esquire and Mariemont theaters on Wednesday nights.


The mission of the Alliance Française is to promote the appreciation of the French and francophone cultures, increase the knowledge of the French language, and encourage interactions among French, francophone and American people through language classes, social events and information sharing.


The Alliance Française of Cincinnati is an independent chapter of a worldwide organization. The Alliance Française is a non-profit organization, founded in 1883 in Paris, which now has over 1100 chapters in 132 countries. There are 141 chapters in the United States, with over 30,000 members. The 800 teaching chapters worldwide reach nearly 380,000 students of French per year (from 158 different countries) in a variety of ways.


We invite you to join the Alliance Francaise de Cincinnati as a new or renewing member. It is not necessary to speak French to enjoy the benefits and privileges of our membership.