The Alliance strives to provide a full range of activities for its members, students and guests: from French films to lectures to wine tastings and cooking classes, as well as art, photographic and didactic exhibits, and social events, including conversational get-togethers.  For more details, call 713 526-1121

Bastille Day at Rienzi

07/14/2019 1:00pm

Visit Rienzi for a celebration of libertéégalité, and fraternité on Bastille Day! Enjoy art activities, performances, tours in French and English, and more—all inspired by France’s national holiday.


  • 1 p.m. Tour in French (Tour en français)
  • 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Create your own Eiffel Tower
  • 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Self-guided tours of Rienzi
  • 2 p.m. Lecture by Susan Jaques focusing on Napoleon and his art collecting, followed by a book signing
  • 3 p.m. Tour in French (Tour en français)
  • 4 p.m. Lemonade and cookies

$12 MFAH members
$15 Nonmembers


Celebrate Bastille Day at the Houston Polo Club

07/13/2019 7:00pm

Join us on July 13th to celebrate Bastille Day at the Houston Polo Club: a festive event bringing together the French, American and international communities – the perfect occasion to celebrate Houston diversity!

Stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Houston Polo Club, learn a bit about France’s history and values with the traditional speech by the Consul General of France, watch a polo game and play pétanque before the party officially begins with food trucks and music courtesy of DJ Julien Nolan.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite wine to share with friends (please note that this is a BYOB event, only beer and wine will be allowed on the grounds of the Houston Polo Club).



Chaine des Rotisseurs

07/14/2019 1:00pm

Join us for a Bastille Day celebration at Maison Pucha Bistro on July 14th. Bastille Day is the National Day of France that celebrates the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Come enjoy a delicious brunch buffet from Chef Manuel Pucha along with a petanque court, music, and French decor.

July 14, 2019
1:00PM – 4:00PM

Maison Pucha Bistro
1001 Studewood St.
Houston, TX 77008

Members of Chaine Houston:  $130 per person
Guests: $140 per person


The Wine School at the Alliance Française

06/22/2018 12:00am

The knowledgeable and ever-entertaining Charles M. “Bear” Dalton, Spec’s Fine Wine Buyer, continues his popular Wine School classes at the Alliance.Reservations are required.
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Vente de livres

06/27/2018 12:00am

Take advantage of our vente de livres d’occasion (used book sale) at the Alliance. As we continue to clean out our shelves to make room for new acqusitions, we have a wide variety of used books on offer; text books, novels, history and children’s books, and more. And all books are priced at just $1. (Oui! Un dollar!)