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

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  • 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:

  • 02 Jul 2016 6:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can find out what is happening this summer at the Alliance Francaise de Detroit  here

  • 03 May 2016 9:05 PM | Anonymous member

    After critically acclaimed runs in both France and parts of the African continent, Quartiers Lointains short films series is touring for the first time the Midwest with two special guests: founder and curator Claire Diao and filmmaker Alice Diop (Chicago only). The four outstanding shorts from young French-African filmmakers: Yohann Kouam, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, Zangro, and Alice Diop will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

  • 19 Mar 2016 5:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out pictures for the Mardi Gras event held in 1993 on our website. 

    You ca Click here to go directly to the page.

  • 29 Feb 2016 8:35 PM | Anonymous member

    The Gene Siskel Film Center invites you to the 19th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival. It’s your ticket to experiencing the creativity and vibrant cultures of all twenty-eight EU nations. This largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations presents Chicago premieres of 62 new feature films from 28 nations, providing an in-depth portrait of Europe from east to west.

    A bientôt au cinéma!
  • 27 Feb 2016 10:52 PM | Anonymous member

    The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist’s laboratory around 1704 helped to open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the Enlightenment. A Revolution of the Palette explores the use of this pigment, followed by the introduction of cobalt blue and synthetic ultramarine, by French artists from the Rococo period to the threshold of Impressionism.

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  • 26 Feb 2016 4:41 PM | Anonymous member

    Toledo Museum of Art "Art House Film Series":
    “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress, and the Tangerine,” a 2008 documentary about extraordinary multi-media French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, will be shown at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Little Theater. Bourgeois, who died in 2010 at the age of 98, was the first woman to be honored with a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Free.

  • 10 Feb 2016 11:36 PM | Anonymous member

    The NY Review of Books has an interesting commentary on two new books on the history of the French resistance in WW2:

  • 31 Jan 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Students from nearby colleges and universities can apply for our $1000 study abroad scholarship. 

    The Deadline for submission of all materials has been extended to Feb. 29th 2016. The instructions and materials can be found on our website here.

    Please contact aftscholarship@gmail. com for questions.

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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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