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Alliance Francaise Pondicherry


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Alliance Francaise Pondicherry Overview

Ranked 41 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

This very public and busy place houses a cultural and information centre, a school for teaching of French and a library.

The Alliance Policy
Alliance Francaise promotes friendliness and exchange, in the educational field as well as in numerous cultural activities offered every month. Quality teaching and activities offered by a dynamic and devoted team have made Alliance an institution of excellence for more than a century. Multi-linguism and cultures share are central in Alliance policy.

Its History
Alliance Francaise de Pondichéry was created in 1889 and is among the first Alliances in the world after the one in Paris. The members of the governing board presided by Dr. Nallam were elected in November 2005 for a period of three years. The new statutes were accepted by the Alliance Francaise de Paris in November 2006 and are registered under the local law.

Pondicherry – A Unique Setting
Pondicherry is like no other Indian town or city. It is distinctively special in its local setting. Firstly it would be the French community of about 8000 people of Indian origin. Secondly, the development of Auroville, with its large number of French residents and the growing influence of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where French is taught as the first language from the Nursery-school. Moreover, Pondicherry has an undeniable tourist interest which in addition to foreigners, attracts more and more Indians who come to this former colony looking for that unmistakable ‘French’ touch.

Operation & Financing
Alliance française of Pondicherry is part of a large network of 16 such institutions in India. The General Supervisory body of the Alliances françaises in India, based in Delhi, coordinates these 16 bodies and chalks out their common strategies. Alliance française of Pondicherry is an association formed under the local law. Its revenue comes from the course fees and membership fees. The French Embassy and the General Supervisory body of all the Alliances Françaises in India, the French Foreign Affairs Ministry and its operators contribute each year by sponsoring the cultural shows.

Institutional Partners
Alliance française of Pondicherry promotes not only French language and culture but also intercultural exchanges between France and India. The Government of Pondicherry, the Department of Tourism and Navadarshan Film Society support Alliance française in these fields.

Private Partners
French and Indian companies interested in our missions support both our educational and cultural actions.


Timings: Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 12.30pm & 2.30pm – 6.15pm
Sat: 9.00am – 12.00pm

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      Madhu Bhatia

      Madhu Bhatia4.3/5

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      Awesome Heritage Place to visit

      Its a very attractive yellow building where tourist often come. Most of them take a picture around the building. The building is very near to Ashram and Museum. You have good eating joints there. If you love tea do try an vendor selling tea on cycle. He serves awesome masala tea.
      • Awesome Heritage Place to visit

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