Useful Links

Links to important French websites

Here is a non-comprehensive list of interesting and useful French media groups, associations and business sources.

Alliance Française

Fondation Alliance Française
Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France

Federation of Alliances Françaises USA

There are 12 Alliances Françaises in California. If you happen to be travelling and want to check out a local chapter and their cultural activities, or if your family moves to one of these regions, here are links to their website. For other states, click on the Federation Website and look for the state you need.

AF of Berkeley
AF of Fresno
AF of Los Angeles
AF of Monterey
AF of Napa Valley
AF de Pasadena
AF de la Rivera Californienne
AF de Sacramento
AF of San Diego
AF of San Francisco
AF of Santa Rosa

Bay Area

The French Fair (annual event)

Comité Officiel
L’Ile de France
French American Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco Bay Accueil (for arriving families)
Union des Francais a l’Etranger (UFE)


France Guide
France Monthly
Le Petit Futé
Le Guide du Routard
Everything about Paris
Practical info on France
The French railway system (SNCF)
Hotels, car rental 
The weather forecast 
French courses in France 
Le Musée d’Orsay

Official Governmental Websites

The President of the French Republic
The Prime Minister and Government site 
The Ministry of Culture 
The Ministry of Education (EDUTEL)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

L’Ambassade de France
Washington Consulat 
French Consulat of San Francisco
French Consulat of Los Angeles

Study in France

France Study Guide for International Students


CALPARIO Travel Services


The Gourmet Corner

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