Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

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Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 19 Dec 2016 7:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Christmas is just around the corner, so don’t forget to give the gift of French this year! The AFT has gift certificates that make a great present for any loved one who has always wanted to learn a new language or a friend would love to participate to an event.

    Follow this link for  gift options. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season

  • 17 Dec 2016 4:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a wonderful Cassoulet dinner  at Georgio's this year. For a history of the cassoulet  and photos of the event, follow this link.

  • 05 Nov 2016 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Help us celebrate 50 years with a Mardi Gras event on Saturday February 25th 2017 at the Sylvania Country Club. SAVE THE DATE.  VOLUNTEERS needed. Weekly meetings to plan this event will be held at the Common Space every Saturday at 10am (subject to cancelation). 

  • 01 Nov 2016 11:44 AM | Anonymous member

    Are you ready to expand your cultural horizons and share your language and culture with French students?

    The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

    More information here:

  • 28 Sep 2016 4:54 PM | Anonymous member

    This might be a good reason to visit Chicago in October:

    An international platform France Alumni USA is being launched by the French Embassy and Campus France to promote networking among people who has studied, done research or internship in France.

    If you have spent a part of your studies in France whether for higher education, short or long study abroad program, research, internship or language courses, we would love for you to be part of this new global France Alumni network. Members have access to job and internship offers, invitation to special events organized for alumni, networking opportunities, and resources to value their experience in France. This is a place to create and explore new opportunities and reconnect with others.

    More info at:

  • 25 Sep 2016 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Video conference Christiane Taubira on October 10th at 6pm – Wayne State University - 328 Manoogian Hall, 906 West Warren, Detroit MI 48202 - Map.
    The WSU parking lots are a flat rate of $7.50 Map

    Free event 

    The Alliances Françaises de Detroit and Grosse Pointe in partnership with Wayne State University have the pleasure to invite you to a live broadcast conference with Christiane Taubira in French with English subtitles.
    Mrs Taubira  Minister of justice until January 2016 resigned her position after a disagreement with President Hollande over policies related to the treatment of French Nationals convicted of terrorism .
    On October 10th, she will give a talk on Justice in service of Equality and will be open for questions.

    The conference will be followed by a reception in the French Room (407 Manoogian).

    Please register before October 7th by email at or by phone at (248)-538-5440.

  • 09 Sep 2016 5:18 PM | Anonymous member

    5 mins

    Ginkgoa at the Black Swamp Festival of the Arts; Sunday, Sept. 11, 2PM & 4PM

    Described as “vintage Paris chic meets New York cool in swinging electro-beats” Ginkgoa compose French songs with an American vibe, and American songs with a French touch where time periods would cross and inspirations would collide. They only have one idea in mind: to make generations of people dance, sway, and sing along to melodies that stay in your head. Officially discovered in the well-known French festival Les Francofolies where they won for “Favorite Group” of the festival, Ginkgoa went on to play 200 dates worldwide.

  • 08 Sep 2016 10:53 PM | Anonymous member

    See the film "Goya in Bordeaux" as part of the Toledo Museum of Art's "Art House Film Series". Friday, September 23, 7PM No charge.

  • 05 Sep 2016 11:18 AM | Anonymous member

    Marion Cotillard received an Oscar nomination for her performance as Sandra, a Belgian factory worker, in this French social drama. Sandra is an economically and emotionally depressed wife and mother who returns to her job after a medical leave to find that she has been laid off. Her boss gives her one weekend to persuade her co-workers to give up their own much-needed bonuses to allow her to stay on. Despite her fragile psyche, out of necessity Sandra summons the courage to reach out to her colleagues. She finds them in varied desperate circumstances of their own. Is it possible to find a decent solution to the complex dilemma that has pitted worker against worker?

    This movie will be shown in French with English subtitles. Adults only.  Refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required.

    More info:

  • 06 Jul 2016 6:15 PM | Anonymous member

    France Alumni has been created at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development by Campus France to be an efficient digital bilingual platform to unite, inform and guide professionals who have completed part or all of their studies in the French education system. 

    The US local network is managed by Campus France USA, with the collaboration of the Cultural Services and the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in the US, and other partners of the project.

    Check us out at:

©Alliance Française de Toledo,The Common Space Center for Creativity, Suite 102, 1700 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615
The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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