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  • Photo Contest "Paris on the Potomac"




    Washington DC has had links with France and Paris from the very start. Designed by French urbanist Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the Nation’s Capital carries so many French or Parisian related locations, objects, names, that the Alliance Française of Washington DC could not have chosen a better theme for its first-ever photo contest.*

    Photos should be taken in Washington, DC and should illustrate a connection between Washington and Paris (or France).


    $1000 - The Alliance Française of Washington DC Photography Award for 18+

    $500 - The Frances Benjamin Johnston - Photo Pioneer Award for 15-17 years old

    $250 - The Audience Award for All Participants - SPONSORED BY THE WASHINGTON HISPANIC

    *The participant needs to be present in the US to be able to receive the prize, we will be unable to send the prize money abroad.

    More information here.

  • Baguettes & Salade Niçoise Workshop, 05/21

    Baguettes & Salade Niçoise: Cooking Demo with Le Chef's Wife

    Saturday 21st May 2022 — 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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    There can't be a better and healthier lunch in spring than a salad with a crusty baguette! Anina Belle is back to teach you all about making your own baguettes at home in an online demo. Her husband, French Chef Sébastien Giannini, will join to show one of his all-time favorite recipes from the French Riviera, salade niçoise (his secret is basil!).

    You will be pleasantly surprised how easy and fun making baguettes at home can be. As Anina Belle says: "I can wake up on a Saturday morning at 7am and, with a few ingredients and minimal intervention, have fresh baked crusty artisinal baguettes on the table for the family by 9am. There is nothing better than putting crusty, hot baguettes out on the table with some butter and jam..." or have it accompany a salad! Join us for this online "Taste of France" event on Saturday, May 21.

    Baguettes for beginners recipe:

    Salade Niçoise recipe:

    This event will be in English with a lot of French words and expressions. Free for members of Alliance Française of Washington. Please RSVP to receive your join link.

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  • Summer Camps 2022

    Summer Camps 2022

    Summer camps are back in-person from June 27 to August 12. Age 5 to 11. 

    See our Covid Restrictions and partial policies here.

    Sign up here.

  • Click-&-Collect Service PAUSED

    AFDC Libary

    Click-&-Collect Suspended

    In light of the Omicron crisis and the risk levels at the highest possible level in the DMV, the Alliance Française building is closed, and curbside service is suspended, until further notice.

    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we hope that everyone stays safe.

    For questions, please e-mail


    • Adult Placement Test Information

      Placement Test Information

      Not sure what your level of French is?  Do the free placement test online!             Take the Placement Test now

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    • Private Classes

      Private Classes

      The Alliance Française de Washington provides customized private one-on-one and semi-private instruction on-site and off-site, as well as Skype lessons with fully qualified French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized instruction.

      Submit request form for adult private classes. Learn more about our adult private classes. Learn more about kids & teens private classes here.

    • Adult Group Classes

      Adult Online Classes via Zoom

       Learn French from the comfort of your home. Check herefor the schedule. 

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    le Chef's Wife NEW City Paper
    Off the Mall

    Fresh Baguette

    France Amerique
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