french organizations

Alliance Francaise de Seattle. This is a worldwide organization dedicated to promoting French language and culture. The Alliance Francaise offers classes as well as social and educational activities.

French-American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest. The FACC Pacific Northwest has 2 main missions, to romote the French-American business community in the region and to support French and American companies with their trade needs.

Mercer Island-Thonon les Bains Sister City Association. The Mercer Island Sister City Association fosters a strong people-to-people relationship between Mercer Islanders and the citizens of Thonon les Bains (TOH-non-lay-BAN), France on the south shore of Lake Geneva.

Seattle Francophone Info. Here is a web site which lists events in the Seattle French community, has lots of links, and provides online discussion groups.

Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association is composed of individuals and organizations interested in promoting close ties between the people of Seattle and Nantes, France. Its goals are to advance educational, cultural, and commercial relations between Seattle and Nantes, and to inform and educate the public about our sister city. To further these goals, the association established Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars to encourage young people to study French language and culture and build a desire to visit or study in Nantes.

Canoe Island French Camp is a magical place for children 9 - 16 and families in Washington's beautiful San Juan Islands. Combine lessons in French language and culture with the fun of summer camp. For more information, go to

Conversation Groups

The Seattle French Conversation Group. offers opportunities to speak the French language in a warm and welcoming environment. Join us for great conversation in French in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Ballard, Greenwood, Ravenna and other places around Seattle. To get more information or to join the mailing list go to Seattle French Conversation Group..

Exchange Francaise conversation group meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at the Continental Restaurant, 4549 University Way NE, Seattle. For information email Exchange Francaise.

French Conversations take place from 5:30 to 7:00 every Tuesday at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.

French conversation at various times and locations on Mercer Island sponsored by the Mercer Island- Thonon les Bains Sister City Association. For more information on these and other activities call 206 232-0701 or email Jane Meyer.

French evening at the Phinney Market 7-9 pm each Wednesday. Wine, cheese, and French conversation. Food cost is normaly $6-10. Questions? Call Tanya 206 313-0696

Tacoma French Club meets at changing locations to eat, drink, and speak French. All levels are welcome. See site or contact for information, dates, and location.