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The Alliance Française d'Annapolis is a non-profit local branch of the international organization dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture. We in Annapolis have 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?

The 2016 "Noël"/Holiday dinner was in December at the Eastport Yacht Club. It was a great fun ending with "bűches de NoŰl" made by members and singing french carols.

The presentation by Jehanne de Champvallon, writer and wife of the French Lieutenant at the Naval Academy, on various a philosopher's approach to happiness was well attended and a great success.

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

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 some 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:
Four 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

What does it cost to join?
Annual memberships are as follows:
$25 Individual -- $30 Family -- $20 Student
Click here to join or renew on the sign-up page.