The Alliance Française d'Annapolis is a non-profit local branch of the international organization dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture. The Annapolis Alliance has been in existence since 1969, bringing together francophones and francophiles in an atmosphere combining conviviality with cultural curiosity.

We welcome new members and your ideas to further our goals. Although as yet too small to support our own French language courses, we have many activities including French conversation groups.

What is new?
Heure Exquise

In person Heure Exquise re-started in October 2021and will continue until further notice with some limitations. The number of attendees is limited to 15 and vaccination is required.

Membership Dues: As the Heure Exquise, conversation groups and events are limited becuse of the pandemic, membership dues for 2021-2022 due in September have been reduced by to $15 for single members and to $17.50 for couples. No renewal fee is required from new members who joined after January 1 2021.

The 2021 "Noël"/Holiday dinner will be on December 5th at
Ashling Kitchen & Bar in Crofton

Menu:  
Hors D’œuvres: Cheese & Charcuterie Platter, Vegetable Crudités 
Salad
Main Course, (select one option for each diner):
-Coq au vin-Saumon en Papillote
-Beef Wellington made with Filet Mignon
Dessert:  
Bûche de Noël


Activities


Happy Hour: Generally, the first Monday of the month, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at BIN 201 Wine Cellar at 201 Harker Place in Annapolis Town Center at Parole. Wine is $6.00 per glass and outstanding cheese and crackers are provided by the Alliance. Free parking is available just next door near Whole Foods at Parole. We have lively French conversation while tasting wines and cheese. A member of the BIN 201 staff provides a vivid description and history of the wines provided. Check the newsletter for details

Special Events: Special events such as cooking demonstrations, visits to museums, lectures about adventures in France and embassy receptions occur about once a month, September through June. They are announced by email to all members. Events which are planned long enough in advance and announced in the newsletter.

Conversation Groups: Three separate groups meet once a month at the home of one of the members. The members take turns hosting these groups in their homes and discuss current events or a pre-assigned book chosen by the group. Check the newsletter for details

Cine Club: Films are occasionally recommended in the newsletter. Check the newsletter for details


There was a cooking demonstration
by the author of "Bordeau Kitchen" in October 2019 at the Rosenberger's house.

Our alliance member Laure Seynhaeve has made some beautifull Nantucket baskets. She is willing to sell them.
For further information and photos click here.

As a member of the Alliance Française Annapolis you can attend events at the Alliance Française de Washington

What does it cost to join?
Annual memberships are as follows:
$30 Individual -- $35 Family -- $25 Student
Click here to join or renew on the sign-up page.