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A home for arts, culture and recreation…in French!

Alliance Francaise is offering throughout the year a blend of activities for students 5-15 years old and to their schools’ communities committed in learning/teaching French as a second Language.


During school year (September to June)

After-school program
Mondays to Fridays from 3 PM to 6 PM, an exciting program is open to students 5-11 years old. Students participate in artistic and fun afterschool activities, all in French.

Field trip
Our cultural department offers various workshops and activities that inspire learning in students. Through workshops, activities and special exhibitions, our programs encourage students to practice and improve their skills in French as a second language.

During school holidays

Summer 2020: Fun online activities
(4 to 13 years old—all levels)
Science workshops, DIY activities, language activities, play-roles, can have fun in French while they are safe.

Non-School Days program
While teachers and professors take workshops and lessons to help better their teaching, students spend their day with us for a complete French immersion day. Field trip, games, French movie screening, … The day goes pretty fast!

The persons who bring this program to life...

Mélanie Payrou

Program Coordinator :
Mélanie Payrou

I've been part of the Alliance Française for 3 years. I'm deeply in love with songs from cartoons and movies and always have ideas for a little craft here and there. Graduated as a social worker, I'm really happy to be in contact with children.

Our guests


Science through fun: EXPLORUM

EXPLORUM offers scientific workshops in French for kids from 5 to 12 years old. These activities reflect how science is everywhere and even where it is not expected. Here, children develop an interest in science while improving their French.


Creative Arts: Laurianne

Laurianne Simon studied at the Brittany School of Art (École Européenne Supérieure d'Art de Bretagne), in France. She also did an M.A in Fine Arts in 2012. At the Maison des Arts et Loisirs, Laurianne supports the expressivity and creativity of children through painting, drawing and sculpture.


Brain Booster Games : Ghislain

FSL teacher at the Alliance Française and board game enthusiast, kids know Ghislain well. For his third year in the MAL program, he’s coming back with new fascinating games.