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 in Annapolis 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. To join or renew membership in the AFA Click Here

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

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

Menu:  
Hors D’œuvres: Cheese & Charcuterie Platter, Vegetable Crudités 
Salad
Main Course:
-Coq au vin-Saumon en Papillote or,
-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: Several 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. Click here to 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 beautiful 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 with a 50% discount on the sign-up page.