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Why l’Alliance Française?

why l'alliance

L’Alliance Française, as one of the official centres for French language and culture in the UK, offers excellent courses for busy people who need to learn or improve fast.

Throughout the UK, a wide network of Alliances françaises and Instituts Français bring the very best of French language and culture to your very own doorstep.

From French courses to cultural events and cross-cultural collaborations, this network of 10 Alliances françaises (non-profit making organisations) and Instituts Français (French government centres) can make you feel as though France is just around the corner. So whether you’re stuck for words after “Bonjour,” want to discover the latest French cinema treats, or tick a few French classics off your “to read” list, we will extend our warmest French welcome and show you around your local French language centre, library, or cultural venue. Each year, thousands of people are attracted by the quality of our service, so why not give us a go?


Becoming a member of the Alliance Française Cambridge means not only joining a welcoming and friendly group in Cambridge, but also becoming part of a world-wide network of people interested in French culture and language.

If you like:

  • To discover
  • To learn
  • To meet new people
  • To share many convivial moments
  • The French language, whether you speak it or not

The Alliance Française Cambridge is right for you!


Choose between two kinds of membership:

  • Full membership – language tuition and cultural activities – costs £50 per person for twelve months, or £60 for twelve months for two adults
  • Cultural membership – cultural activities only – costs £25 per person for twelve months or £30 for twelve months for two adults.

The Alliance Française de Cambridge is a registered charity and entirely self-funded. Since its creation in 1982, it has expanded and grown through the dedication and commitment of its members.

Your membership and participation will help the Alliance Française Cambridge to continue its important work as a centre for all those who wish to maintain their “French connection”.

To join  the Alliance Française community, contact us by filling in the form below, by mail at info.alliance.cam@gmail.com, by phone on 01223 561854, or just pop in to l’Alliance at 60 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1LA.

Merci à vous tous!

 Privileges from the Alliance Française Cambridge:

  • Special discount rates on our classes and cultural events.
  • Automatic membership of our reading circle (no waiting-list).
  • French books and DVDs can be borrowed free of charge from our collection.
  • Electronic newsletter.
  • A free and unlimited access to Culturethèque


Privileges from our partners:

The Alliance Française Cambridge is happy to thank the growing number of partners who provide our members/students with special conditions and offers.

Just present your membership card!


French books, DVDs and movie screenings: a wonderful way to discover French culture:




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Last but not least, our specials:

Scuseme will connect you with locally recommended tradespeople and services you can rely on in the Cambridge area.  So, if you are looking for a builder or a window cleaner, a dog walker or a driving instructor, get in touch and Scuseme will put you in touch with someone you can trust.