About Us

About Us

The Alliance Française of Madras works to promote the cultural relations between India and France in Tamil Nadu. Created in 1953, it is a Society affiliated to “Fondation Alliance Française”, whose headquarters is based in Paris. The Alliance Française network is present in more than 135 countries, on the 5 continents. The Alliance Française of Madras is  supported by  the ... Read More »

Fondation AF

Ever since its creation in 1884, the Alliance Française de Paris has helped the Alliances Françaises expand their network the world over. In July 2007, its status was modified and it became the Fondation Alliance Française. This foundation is officially recognised as a non-profit organisation and represents the moral and legal referent of the Alliances Françaises throughout the world.   ... Read More »

Who’s Who

The Alliance française of Madras is a non-profit Society administrated by a Committee comprising seven members elected for two years by the General Assembly. The current Executive Committee was elected at the General Assembly held on October 30, 2021. it consists of: President: Mr. Pravin Kanannur president[at]af-madras.org Vice-President: Mrs. Srunika Kannan Secretary: Mrs. Ranjini Christopher Treasurer: Mr. T. K. Durgaprasad ... Read More »


The Alliance Française of Madras is situated in the heart of Chennai in Nungambakkam. The Alliance Française of Madras is situated in the heart of Chennai in Nungambakkam. The building is constructed on a site of more than 8000 m² that includes a garden with many trees, parking spaces and residential outhouses. The building occupies 1700 m² with 3 floors. ... Read More »

Become a Member

To become a member of the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF MADRAS, you would need to fill the “membership form” available at our reception. A photo identity should be provided along with the application. The Committee of the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF MADRAS will study the request and answer personally to all the applicants.   NO PAYMENT HAS TO BE MADE AT THE ... Read More »

AF network in India

There are 13 Alliances Françaises in India (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pondicherry, Pune and Trivandrum). Read More »