Alliance Française Aix-Marseille Provence

Who are we ?

The Alliance Française Aix-Marseille Provence, created in 1889, is a non-profit-making association recognised as being in the general interest, areligious and apolitical, at the heart of a worldwide network of more than 800 establishments in 133 countries, run by the Fondation des Alliances Françaises which is its first partner.

Its mission, like for all the Alliances, is to promote and disseminate the French language and French-speaking cultures throughout the world.

Unique network of its kind, the Alliance Française was created in 1883 in Paris under the aegis of Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin and Ernest Renan.


The Alliances Françaises have in common

the pursuit of three essential missions :

To offer French language courses

for all kind of public

To make French and Francophone cultures

better known


cultural diversity

The Alliances françaises share the values that make up the strength and life of the network and underlie each of their actions:

  • Respect for the diversity of cultures, passion for exchange and solidarity.
  • Associative values
  • Conviviality
  • The search for excellence in all activities undertaken
  • Modernity and innovation

Located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille it welcomes more than 900 students of 85 differents nationalities every year. All the teachers are fully qualified and specialise in teaching French as a foreign language. 

The Alliance Française Marseille is also a certified examination centre for the DAEFLE , the TCF and D.E.L.F, D.A.L.F exams.

Become a member

Committed to its mission of spreading and promoting French language and culture, the Alliance Française needs you !
As well as teaching French to foreign students and to foreigners residing in our region, Alliance Française organises cultural events for its members every year. We thank you to join us in our efforts to promote francophonie. 

Actualités de l'Alliance Française