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.
Sous la présidence de Jacques Delmoly et du Conseil d’Administration, notre équipe administrative et pédagogique s’implique quotidiennement et met tout en œuvre pour la réussite de votre séjour.
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, Director
Claude JEAN, Director
André MERCIER, Director
Michel RAYNAL, Director
The Board of Directors is composed of 20 members.
In addition to promoting the teaching of the French language, the Alliances Françaises network is also responsible for promoting French-speaking cultures and encouraging intercultural exchanges. Every month, the cultural department of the Alliance Française Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine organises a multitude of cultural activities for students to discover our magnificent city of Bordeaux and its customs.