About Us

Our mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the French language and Francophone cultures, and to encourage friendship and collaboration with the French-speaking world.

The Alliance Française de Sarasota is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Florida.

View our By-Laws here: AFS ByLaws Nov 4th



The Alliance Française de Sarasota provides

• French language courses for adults, teens and  children.

• Cultural and social activities for adults.

• A library and other resources for both native speakers and French students.

Whether you are a native or fluent French speaker, a student of the language, or an interested non-French speaker, you are welcome to participate in the wide range of activities  organized throughout the year.

Founded in 1883 by a group of eminent men, including the scientist Louis Pasteur, the diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, the writers Jules Verne and Ernest Renan, and the publisher Armand Colin,  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.
• Over 800 Alliance chapters in the world
• Over 136 countries have at least one city with an Alliance Française
• Over 100 chapters in the United States