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Fall Open House - L'inauguration

  • Alliance Francaise Mpls/St Paul 227 Colfax Ave N Minneapolis United States (map)

Come discover the Alliance Française in our new home at our Fall Open House!

Venez découvrir les nouveaux locaux de l'Alliance Française pendant notre journée portes ouvertes d'automne !

Join the Twin Cities French and Francophile community at AFMSP's Fall Open House on Saturday, Sept 7, from 11 am to 4 pm.

This open house will celebrate the inauguration of the Chichi Steiner Family Library, our gift shop La Boutique, and our recently renovated second floor education center. The celebration will kick off with inaugural words from French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, meet our staff and teachers, tour the new building, learn about upcoming events this fall and winter, and door prizes to win tickets to see French films at the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, tickets to see Polo & Pan at First Avenue, or a $50 gift certificate to Parallel Coffee! Remember to take a French placement test and register for fall classes! The more you participate, the better your chances to win our door prizes!


During open house you can learn more about our


At our Open House you will have the opportunity to sample a few of the many classes we offer. Try our "French for Travelers" alongside one of our foundation classes that explore the text book used regularly in our classrooms. Explore our fall course offerings here.

We also offer French classes for kids and teens! Meet our teachers and staff at Open House and then find more information on class availability here.

Please check back soon for our sample class schedule with times and instructors as Open House approaches!


Learn about the benefits of Alliance Française membership including:

  • Supporting one of the Twin Cities' largest Francophone non-profits and communities;

  • Discounts at Twin Cities and French businesses;

  • Registration for classes at the Alliance;

  • Special offers including movie and concert ticket raffles; and

  • Discounted or free entry to many of our events!


Meet new people who share your passions (y compris le français)!

Join our Ciné Club for the opportunity to watch and discuss French language films with fellow cinéphiles. Or join one of our book clubs to grow your knowledge of French literature with Les Navigateurs or read introductory books at Lectures Faciles. We have a club for teens with FREE monthly events, Les Djeunes, too! Other clubs include our young professional group Jeunes Cadres Dynamiques and our Wine Club whose exciting partnership with Small Lot Wine and Henry & Son just keep on growing!

Capital Campaign

During Open House you can learn more about our Capital Campaign and upcoming renovations. Learn how you can ensure a strong future for Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul at our new home.

Or reserve by phone at 612 332 0436.

Earlier Event: September 7
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