Alliance Française de Manchester

A language and cultural centre!

The official centre for French language and culture in town!

*Summer Opening Hours: 15 July – 2 September*

The Alliance Française de Manchester will be open from Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 8.30pm and on Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm. It will be closed on Saturdays.

Since 1997, Alliance française de Manchester has played a vital role in promoting the French language and French-speaking cultures in Greater Manchester area. Dedicated to bringing you excellent teaching, interesting cultural events and a variety of other important services, we are situated in the heart ofManchester on Portland Street and welcome all visitors and Francophiles alike!

AF de Manchester is Registered Charity and we enjoy the support of both the French Embassy and the French Institute in London. Our Manchester branch is part of a worldwide network of Alliances françaises that was first established in 1883 in Paris. Today, this network comprises more than 1000 charities in 137 countries with 500 000 students of French as well as 6 million members attending our cultural events. In the UK alone, there are 11 Alliances françaises at the moment.

In addition to our top-notch French classes and busy calendar of  cultural events open to all, we boast an extensive multimedia library, the Médiathèque francophone, in which you can find a large range of publications of all genres in French. At AF de Manchester, you also have the opportunity to take official French exams such as the DELF/DALF, and thus gain formal proof of your French skills. Or, should you have a document that requires translating (English-French-English), we are happy to offer our translation services.

Lastly, in the spirit of honouring our collective European identity and modern European languages, it is our pleasure to liaison with other local culture centres such as the Spanish Instituto Cervantes and the Italian Istituto Dante Alighieri. 
Opening hours: 
Monday – Thursday: 9.30am – 8.30pm
Friday: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.30pm

1 thought on “Alliance Française de Manchester”

  1. I wondered if you have any plans to offer French language courses for teenagers over the summer holiday period? My daughter is 16, has just completed GCSEs and is taking French at AS level in September.

    I spoke to London on Friday and they are going to get back to me…. I think they have had a few similar enquiries.

    Alternately do you have any contacts for exchange opportunities?
    Merci! Tel 01789 299822.


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