Founded in 1982, the Alliance Française Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a non-profit association, a private higher education institution and a professional training organisation whose objective is the teaching of the French language, the dissemination of French-speaking cultures and the dialogue between the cultures of the world.
We train more than 3,000 students of 110 different nationalities every year.
The AFBNA belongs to the international network of the Alliances Françaises which brings together more than 800 associations under local law in more than 135 countries. This vast network is represented by the Alliance Française Foundation, which is recognised as being of public utility.
The Alliance Française Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine is an official centre for taking French language exams. You have the possibility to take nationally and internationally recognised diplomas and certifications throughout the year.
AF Bordeaux holds the tourism approval delivered by Atout France (+ link) which enables it to organise a monthly cultural and tourist programme.
Under the chairmanship of Jacques DELMOLY and the Board of Directors, our administrative and pedagogical team is involved on a daily basis and makes every effort to ensure the success of your stay.
President : Jacques DELMOLY
Members of the Bureau :
Brigitte JANNING, Vice-President
Jean-Pierre WIART, Vice-President
Freddy GATINOIS, Treasurer
Sylvie BOUGAULT, Administrator
Philippe FRANC, Secretary General
Jean-François BOURRUT-LACOUTURE, administrateur
Claude JEAN, Director
André MERCIER, Director
Michel RAYNAL, Director
The Board of Directors is composed of 20 members.
Every month, the cultural department of the Alliance Française Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine organizes a multitude of cultural activities for students to discover our beautiful city of Bordeaux, its customs and its surroundings.