French organizations

Alliance française d’Austin has French classes, several French-speaking socials a month, cultural events, a French speaking library and celebrates occasions like Bastille Day or the release of Beaujolais Nouveau. It belongs to a worldwide organization that has hundreds of chapters in dozens of countries.

Austin Accueil is the city’s French-speaking newcomers organization, but also a way for long-time Austinites from France and other French-speaking countries, as well as Americans speaking French, to socialize the French way (over coffee, galettes des rois, while hiking, etc.).

Austin has a sister city in France: Angers, in the Loire valley. The most active part of the sister cities relationship is a cultural partnership, Austin Angers Creative, working to:

  • Support awareness and growth of Angers artists in and beyond Austin and continue to strengthen creative collaborations between Austin and Angers.
  • Support development of Angers and Austin music, film, food & wine and tech industries.
  • Utilize existing “foodie” culture in both Austin and Angers to bridge the gap between our two cities and expose our mission and events to wider audiences.
  • Collaborate with the City of Austin and the City of Angers to develop long-term structures and support systems for the sister city program including funding, official designations, etc.

The French-American Business Council of Austin provides a forum uniting French and American business leaders in Austin. The goal is to facilitate business development opportunities through the formation of industry-specific committees, networking events, and connecting the French-American Chamber of Commerce network.

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